Alan Borovoy Fundamental Freedoms Conference – Calgary

March 16, 2017

Please join the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust, along with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre for the Alan Borovoy Fundamental Freedoms Conference on May 3, 2017, at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law!

The CCLA has been running this annual high school student conference in Toronto since 1997, and this year, for the first time ever, we will be offering this enriching programming to students in the province of Alberta.

Dennis Edney

Dennis Edney joins us to talk about his work with Omar Khadr.

Calgary high school students in grades 11 and 12 with an interest in human rights and the law are invited to participate in a full day of learning where they will have the opportunity to engage with lawyers and academics on important social justice issues. The day will commence with an address from Canadian defense lawyer and local Albertan Dennis Edney, Q.C., who will talk about his work as a defence lawyer and his dedicated advocacy on behalf of Omar Khadr.

Students will also participate in smaller workshops to explore important issues including privacy, LGBT, Indigenous, and refugee rights; as well as policing and national security.

Only 100 spots are available and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

1 teacher per high school may register with a maximum of 10 students.

Registration begins on Monday April 3, 2017, andĀ ends on Friday April 21, 2017.

To register visitĀ

Date: Wednesday May 3, 2017
Location: University of Calgary Faculty of Law, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Light lunch will be provided (vegetarian included)
Sign in at the Faculty of Law between 8 – 9 am
Conference Ends at 3 pm