Event Details

Constitutional Crossroads in Canada and Around the World

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Constitutional Crossroads Program


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*NOTE: STUDENTS CAN ATTEND THE CONFERENCE IN PERSON WITHOUT PAYING THE REGISTRATION FEE. Please email Michelle Burchill (burchill@allard.ubc.ca) if you would like to do so.



Conference Abstract

This conference gathers together constitutional law scholars and theorists to discuss some of the most of pressing issues in constitutional law.

2022 marked the 40-year anniversary of the 1982 amendments to the Canadian Constitution. The Constitution Act, 1982 includes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, provisions protecting Aboriginal rights, an amendment formula, and a constitutional supremacy clause. Panelists will discuss debates arising from these provisions and from other areas of Canadian constitutional law.

The conference program will also include some of the leading voices in comparative constitutional law and transnational law, from Canada and elsewhere. Panelists will discuss challenges that are common to many contemporary constitutional orders, including those posed by populism, pluralism, globalization, gender inequality, colonization, and climate change.

This conference is a launch event for the Canadian branch of ICON-S and it is the first in what the organizers hope will be a series of events co-hosted by UBC’s Allard School of Law and the University of Alberta’s Centre for Constitutional Studies.

The conference is also a collaborative endeavor that brings together 4 Allard Law research groups: Indigenous Legal Studies; the Centre for Asian Legal Studies; the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies; and the Centre for Law and the Environment.


The conference takes place at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Panelists and attendees will participate either in-person or on-line. To register, please use the links provided above.


Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta

Allard School of Law, UBC

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Icon-S Canada

Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, UBC

Centre for Law and the Environment, UBC

Event Date(s):

Day 1 :
January 12, 2023, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Day 2:
January 13, 2023, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day 3:
January 14, 2023, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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448D Law Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5
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