Law & Mental Health: Walking Side by Side

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Agora
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No
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Free of charge
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Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law; Human Rights Research and Education Centre & College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada

The Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law is proud to be associated with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and with the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada to champion:

Law & Mental Health: Walking Side by Side

Join us for a panel discussion on law, mental health and interdisciplinarity, with artistic performances seeking to interpret mental illness through movement and music.

After an interpretation of Lewis et Lucie and Ils m'ont dit by Jane Mappin and Daniel Firth, commentators from various areas will review and discuss the themes reflected in these works. Margarida Garcia, Vice-Dean of Research and Communication, Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, will be joined by Dr. Michelle Mathias, a psychiatrist specialized in law and mental health. Following the discussion, Laura Loewen, pianist and associate professor of the Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba, and member of the College of new Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, who will offer us a musical performance and will reflect on the importance and challenges of expression in mental health issues. To conclude, Natasha Bahkt, associate professor, Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa, will perform a choreography entitled “No justice”, which deals with equality under the law.