Hello incoming and returning students! We hope you’re enjoying your last week of summer and are looking forward to the start of a new semester! We have an exciting announcement to kick-off the new year – a GIVEAWAY! Some amazing local businesses have donated gift cards for you to enjoy – we hope you have fun exploring the best that Victoria has to offer! We also have four grand prizes generously donated by our national firm partner, McCarthy Tétrault. To be the lucky recipient of one of these amazing door prizes make sure you 1) Add us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter – each follow is 1 entry. 2) Attend our Launch Event, September 10th and/or our Volunteer Info Session September 12th. Attending each event is good for one entry! Contest ends September 12th – just in time for you to check out our info session! Good luck! Donations Generously Provided By: Grand Prizes Donated by McCarthy Tétrault:
We are very excited to be announcing this year’s Launch Event, “Barred from Justice” with special guest Maria Shepherd from Innocence Canada! Keynote speaker, Maria Shepherd, is an Innocence Canada board member, paralegal, and their 21st exoneree. She will be sharing her perspective on wrongful convictions, access to justice, and the importance of pro bono work. Welcome and introductions will be given by Dean Susan Breau and Douglas Yoshida, from our national firm partner, McCarthy Tétrault. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Save the Date: Monday, September 10 from 12-1:20 pm in Rm. 158 Innocence Canada is a non-profit organization that advocates for the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted. To date, Innocence Canada has successfully helped exonerate 21 innocent individuals, including Maria Shepherd. The organization continues to promote access to justice: pro bono lawyers are currently reviewing approximately 80 claims. To learn more about this amazing organization, check out their website: http://www.innocencecanada.com/ .