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AI facial recognition technology: the black box hurting Black people

AI facial recognition technology: the black box hurting Black people

Ms. AB, a Black woman from Africa, made a successful refugee claim in Canada. Years later, she walked into the licensing office of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to have her photo taken for her driver’s licence.

Canada Study Permit Litigation – Critical Analysis of Inconsistent Jurisprudence on Financial Requirement

Early this year, Justice Little of the Federal Court released the much-awaited decision in Ocran v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2022 FC 175 (CanLII). I am not aware of any study permit judicial review litigation that…

Building relationships with students online

In teaching, it has always been my philosophy to provide a conducive learning environment for my students, and it was no different when teaching moved online during the pandemic. I believe that it is a teacher’s moral obligation to…

Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Racism and the Canadian Criminal Justice System

Recidivism risk assessment is the process of determining the likelihood that an accused, convicted, or incarcerated persons will reoffend. The process is aimed at assisting in the determination of the appropriate limitation on the freedom…

Revisiting the Doctrine of Spoliation in the Age of Electronic Documents

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven us deeper into the virtual world. In our “new” work environments, conversations which were previously had one-on-one in office settings are now carried on by phone calls and emails.

eQuestioning: Oral Questioning in Litigation in the Era of Social Distancing

In adversarial litigation, oral questioning is an out-of-court pre-trial or pre-hearing proceeding where a party to litigation orally examines (by way of questioning) under oath another party adverse in interest, or their agents, for…

Lawyer Ethics in the Virtual Courtroom

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered the way we live, work, and play. As will be examined below, it has altered the way lawyers conduct litigation. By mid-March 2020, the justice system in Canada (and in most other jurisdictions…

#AI Facial Recognition Technology in the Retail Industry

One summer day in 2023, I entered a Walmart store in Calgary, Alberta, and purchased three standing fans. Upon assembling the fans at home, I discovered that one was malfunctioning. I immediately decided to return it to the store.

Empowering Change: Black Law Students Enrolment in Canadian Law Schools

Last week’s journey to Toronto with the University of Calgary’s Black law students for the 33rd National Conference of the Black Law Students Association of Canada (BLSAC) was more than a trip; it was a profound emotional journey…