Three uOttawa researchers whose work explores inequities faced by Black community members in employment, education, and mental health, discuss the social injustices faced by Black communities in Canada. Professor Kon K. Madut, doctoral candidate Karine Coen-Sanchez, and graduate student Wina Paul Darius, share insights on dismantling these inequities.
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Julie Ada, who is the Allan Rock Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, is guiding her students through the challenging terrain of anti-Black racism in the Canadian legal system.
Ada aims to deepen students’ understanding of its manifestations in legal doctrines and justice systems by encouraging analysis of the law’s role in perpetuating racial inequalities. Her course, entitled “Race, Gender, and Legal Culture”, focuses on critical race theory to explore racism and gender in Canadian legal culture, particularly anti-Black racism.
According to a new study led by researchers at the Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, and ICES, 27% of those who visited emergency departments for cannabis use were diagnosed with a new anxiety disorder within three years.