Episode 31: Dignity Part VII
This podcast is available on your favourite platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Subscribe, rate, and leave a comment! Please write us to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to receive an email when a new podcast is published.
Episode 31: Dignity Part VII
Broadcast Date: September 16, 2021
Note: CIAJ’s 2022 Annual Conference will examine “The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law: From the Cradle to the Grave.”
This podcast is divided into eight sections. In Dignity Part I, we explored whether dignity exists in the Canadian constitution, what the working definition of dignity entails, and how we explore dignity in an academic and legal context. In Dignity Part II, we looked at the current landscape of dignity in the judiciary, namely in jurisprudence, the impact of systemic discrimination and oppression on dying with dignity, as well as the current legislation and short-comings of end-of-life ethics. In Dignity Part III, we explored how the judiciary should address the impact of systemic discrimination and oppression, as well as indignity, on an individual’s ability to access end-of-life ethics. Part IV to VIII will further explore the topics of mental health and medical aid in dying (MAID).
In this episode (Part VII) we will explore how the concept of dignity, mental illness and medical aid in dying interrelate.
This podcast has been guided on the criteria set out by Professor Reem Bahdi, as the supervisor of my research and the professor for the Human Dignity course at Windsor Law.
- Roxana Jahani Aval
Roxana Jahani Aval is a third year law student at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law where she is pursuing her Juris Doctorate degree. As a young Iranian woman, Roxana continuously advocates for young voices to be heard in the disability rights movement. Roxana is the Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, a national cross-disability not-for-profit organization that advocates the rights of persons with disabilities both nationally and internationally. This work includes decades of litigation work in public interest law reform. As the Past-Chair and Member-at-Large of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students, she works closely with post-secondary students to acquire accommodations, to promote accessibility on campus, and to aid students in accessing resources. Roxana received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from York University in Psychology, as well as Human Rights and Equity Studies, graduating with the highest distinction. She received the Marilyn Nearing Award for Outstanding Community Service from the York Support Network in York Region, Ontario. In addition to her volunteer work and education, Roxana is an artist, photographer, and active Iranian community member in Toronto, Ontario. She plans on pursuing a career at the Crown attorney’s office.
In All Fairness is a Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice podcast channel welcoming representatives from the legal community and exploring how we can all contribute to improving the administration of justice in Canada. Legal professionals will benefit from informed discussions on key issues, essential knowledge and insights to strengthen their practice.
Visit the upcoming programs section of our website or contact us if you want to learn more on administrative law and expand your skills. Numerous programs are available, including a National Roundtable on Administrative law.
Questions and suggestions are always welcome. Please write to email@example.com