This is an archive of announcements about faculty and student activities at Osgoode Hall Law School beginning at 2014. To view current news about Osgoode please visit the Osgoode Newsroom.

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Submissions from 2019

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Canadian Association for Legal Ethics presents two awards: Best Paper Award to Adjunct Professor Jennifer Leitch ’09 (LLM), ’16 (PhD) & Lifetime Achievement Award to Distinguished Research Professor Allan Hutchinson, CALE/ACEJ

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Congratulations to Professor Emeritus John McCamus and the Honourable Patrick LeSage ’61 on jointly receiving the CIAJ’s 2019 Justice Medal, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice

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Parkdale Community Legal Services receives $30K in Lerners 90th Anniversary Charitable Giveaway, Lerners LLP

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JD student Julia Kalinina and Aoife McCormick, an exchange student last year from Trinity College Dublin, each win a prize for outstanding paper, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Osgoode Digital Commons hits 2.5 million downloads, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Three victory banners unveiled at Osgoode’s 2019 Mooting Celebration, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Visiting Professor David Lepofsky ’79 to receive the Samuel E. Gates Litigation Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers, Office of External Relations & Communications

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IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada announce the winner of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

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PhD candidate Ghuna Bdiwi, a Syrian-born Canadian citizen, appointed to UN-facilitated committee that will rewrite the constitution of Syria, United Nations

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Professors Cynthia Williams (Osgoode) and Janis Sarra (Allard) quoted in speech by Lord Sales of the UK Supreme Court, Anglo-Australasian Law Society

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Christopher McGoey ’19 is second place winner in the Insolvency Institute of Canada’s 2019 Law Student Writing Awards Program, Insolvency Institute of Canada

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Professor Heidi Matthews joins German Law Journal editorial board, Law Times

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Dean Mary Condon announces the appointment of Professor Jonathon Penney to the Osgoode faculty effective July 1, 2020, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Delia Opekokew ’77 – the first Indigenous woman to be called in 1979 to the Ontario and Saskatchewan bars – receives honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from Law Society of Ontario, Office of External Relations & Communications

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New Osgoode podcast called “4 Questions For” launches today, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Karen Drake and colleagues receive SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for their project, “Identifying Indigenous Standards for Evaluating Indigenous Persons Courts”, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Signa Daum Shanks elected as Toronto representative on Ontario Bar Association’s Board of Directors for 2019-20, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Two new external appointments for Professor Faisal Bhabha, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Paul Maharg, Distinguished Professor of Practice, has co-edited the first volume of a new book series: “Critical Perspectives on the Scholarship of Assessment and Learning in Law”, PaulMaharg.com

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Eva Marszewski ’73 is one of four winners of York’s 2019 Bryden Alumni Awards, YFile

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First-year JD student Jacob Bennett earns scholarship for pursuing dream to make a difference, YFile

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Professor Dayna Scott is one of three York University professors to earn York-Massey appointments, YFile

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F. Tim Knight, head of technical services for the Osgoode Law Library, participates in project to improve the representation of Indigenous peoples and communities in libraries, National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance (NIKLA) /Alliance nationale des connaissances et langues autochtones (ANCLA)

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JD/MBA student Beverly Cheung receives Canadian Bar Association’s 2019 English Langlois Prize for best scholarly paper on the topic of business law, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professors Craig Scott, Karen Drake and Shelley Kierstead along with Brad Ross, Sasha Baglay, Leslie MacLeod and Patrick Case are this year’s recipients of Osgoode teaching or service awards, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Emeritus Kent McNeil to serve as the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair at University of Saskatchewan College of Law from July 1 to December 31, University of Saskatchewan College of Law

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Distinguished Research Professorship awarded to Osgoode Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai, YFile

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Honorary doctorate recipient Kimberlé Crenshaw urges Osgoode grads to challenge the ‘no’ with ‘well, who says so?’, YFile

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Professor Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino to chair Advisory Committee for new Alectra Utilities Green Energy & Technology Centre, Alectra Utilities

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Professor Sonia Lawrence was presented with the annual Canadian Association of Law Teachers' Prize for Academic Excellence at the CALT/ACPD conference dinner on June 5 in Vancouver, Canadian Association of Law Teachers

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Professor Edward Waitzer receives the Corporate Governance Award at the 2019 Who’s Who Legal Awards in London, England, Law Business Research Ltd

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Three Osgoode alumni – Susan Ursel ’84, Tom Curry ’84 and Jeffery Hewitt ’96, ’16 (LLM) – among the recipients of 2019 Law Society Medals, NewsWire

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2019 Alumni Award Winners honoured at the Dean’s Alumni Reception at Osgoode Hall on May 15 for their contributions to the profession, Law School and legal community, Office of External Relations & Communications

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PhD candidate Sanaa Ahmed to begin two-year Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University starting this September, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Gus Van Harten appointed Associate Dean (Academic), effective July 1, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to receive honorary doctorate at Spring Convocation, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professors Philip Girard (Osgoode), Jim Phillips (U of T) & R. Blake Brown (SMU) receive Canadian Law and Society Association’s W. Wesley Pue Book Prize Honourable Mention for A History of Law in Canada, Volume One, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai to be awarded 2019 York Distinguished Research Professorship at Osgoode’s Spring Convocation on June 21, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Adjunct Professor Peter Jenkins ’81, ’02 (LLM), ’11 (PhD) has a new book coming out in July – War and Happiness: The Role of Temperament in the Assessment of Resolve, Palgrave

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Professor Emeritus Kent McNeil’s new book, Flawed Precedent: The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title, was published by UBC Press in May, UBC Press

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Professor Karen Drake has co-edited a new book – Renewing Relationships: Indigenous Peoples and Canada – that includes chapters written by Professors Deborah McGregor and Signa Daum Shanks, and herself, University of Saskatchewan Press

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JD student Alana Robert ’19 to receive 2019 Aird & Berlis LLP/WLAO Equality Award at awards gala on June 12, Women’s Law Association of Ontario

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Alain-Guy Tachou Sipowo awarded Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year, YFile

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Dianne Saxe ’74, ’91 (PhD) and Fathima Cader appointed 2019-20 McMurtry Fellows at Osgoode, YFile

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Osgoode’s Estair Van Wagner is one of four York professors awarded close to $1M in New Frontiers in Research funding, YFile

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PhD candidate Ian Stedman is a member of York U research team that has won $1.89M grant to search for AI solution to infant pain assessment, YFile

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PhD candidates Okechukwu (Jake) Effoduh and Inbar Peled (along with three more York grad students) named Vanier Scholars for 2019, YFile

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Professor Jeffery Hewitt to join Osgoode faculty on July 1, YFile

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Yemisi Dina appointed Chief Law Librarian of Osgoode, YFile

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Professor Emeritus Harry Arthurs’ memoir, “Connecting the Dots: The Life of an Academic Lawyer,” has just been published, McGill-Queen's University Press

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Osgoode team performs superbly in semi-final round of Price Media Law Moot Court Competition held April 8 to 12 in Oxford, England, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Benjamin L. Berger appointed Tier 1 York Research Chair in Pluralism and Public Law, YFile

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Professor Mary Condon appointed Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School for a four-year term commencing July 1, YFile

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Tethyan Resources announces appointment of Professor Poonam Puri to Board of Directors, YFile

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Osgoode finishes second in the Davies Annual Corporate/Securities Law Moot, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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A new book, “The Class Politics of Law: Essays Inspired by Harry Glasbeek,” edited by Professor Eric Tucker and McMaster University Professor Judy Fudge, has just been published, Fernwood Publishing

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Congratulations to the Osgoode team and coaches for taking top prize at the Walsh Family Law Moot for the second year in a row, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Dominant performance by Osgoode as two of its teams advance to semi-finals of Donald G. H. Bowman National Tax Moot, Office of External Relations & Communications

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First-year JD student Fahamida Zahan served as Osgoode’s Dean for a Day on March 14. Watch the video., Office of External Relations & Communications

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Osgoode wins INADR’s International Law School Mediation Tournament; Every team member comes home with hardware, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Trevor Farrow invited to join OECD Advisory Justice Research Consortium and speak at the OECD Global Policy Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice in Lisbon, Portugal, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Twelve graduating Osgoode JD students receive 2019 Dean’s Gold Key Awards for outstanding contribution to the life of the Law School, Office of External Relations & Communications

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York University’s Global Strategy Lab, under the direction of Professor Steven Hoffman, to co-host two global health law conferences in South Africa in April, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Congratulations to MES/JD students Maha Mansoor and Sarah Levy who won the Barry N. Spiegel Award (For the Best Appellant's Factum) in this year’s Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

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Osgoode’s Artist in Residence amplifies the stories of Black Canada, YFile

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Professor Deborah McGregor (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice) involved with heritage award-winning Manitoulin Island Summer Heritage Institute, YFile

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Professor Eric Tucker earns Sefton-Williams Award, YFile

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Schulich and Osgoode place 2nd out of 63 universities at mediation competition in Paris, YFile

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Osgoode Innocence Project students Emily Baier (2L) and Samantha Skinner (3L) win first place ($24K) and third place ($14K) respectively in national letter writing competition administered by Innocence Canada and sponsored by Kent Legal, Office of External Relations & Communications

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OsgoodePD Voted One of the Top Training and Development Providers in Labour Relations in 2019 Canadian Lawyer InHouse Readers’ Choice Awards, Canadian Lawyer

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Osgoode Team Wins Americas Round of Price International Media Law Moot, yFile

Submissions from 2018

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Former Dean (2010–18) Lorne Sossin ’92 Appointed a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Local Student Honoured by Governor General, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professors Benjamin Berger and Joan Gilmour Contribute Their Time and Expertise to the Expert Panel of the Council of Canadian Academies on Medical Assistance in Dying, Office of External Relations & Communications

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The Honourable James Stribopoulos ’94 (Former Osgoode Professor) and Susanne Boucher ’96, ’02 (LLM) Appointed to Superior Court of Justice in Brampton and Toronto, Respectively, Government of Canada

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Professor Emeritus Kent McNeil Named Honorary Member of the Indigenous Bar Association, Indigenous Bar Association

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JD Student Alana Robert Is Modern Métis Woman’s 2018 Scholarship Recipient, Modern Métis Woman

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JD Student Darren Joblonkay Receives the Canadian Tax Foundation’s 2017–18 Student Paper Prize for Ontario, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Emeritus Neil Brooks Receives Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) Lifetime Contribution Award, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Dean (Interim) Mary Condon and Osgoode Grads Norie Campbell ’95, ’03 (LLM), Valerie C. Mann ’91 and Grace Palombo ’93 Receive Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards for 2018, WXN

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IP Osgoode Researchers – Professor Pina D’Agostino, Aviv Gaon and Ian Stedman – Join York University’s Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force, yFile

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A Short Video Captures the Outstanding Work of 2018 Bryden Alumni Award Winner Pernille Ironside ’99, YorkU Alumni

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Dame Moya Greene ‘78, CEO of the UK’s Royal Mail, receives honorary degree at York’s Fall Convocation, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Jay S. Hennick to receive the 2019 International Horatio Alger Award, Office of External Relations & Communications

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JD student Jeff Adams – a six-time Paralympian and six-time World Champion wheelchair racer – inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Law in Action Within Schools receives $150K Catalyst grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario, Office of External Relations & Communications

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OsgoodePD hosts IFLP Wave One Launch, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Janet Walker presented with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Canada) Distinguished Service Award, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Rob Wildeboer LLB/MBA ’85 awarded Hennick Medal for Career Achievement, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Associate Dean (Academic) Trevor Farrow is principal investigator on international research project that will assess the costs, benefits and opportunities for increasing access to community-based justice services, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Collared, a visual legal advocacy project supported by the Fund for Innovation in Law and Media (FILM) at Osgoode, in partnership with the Hennick Centre, premieres to much acclaim, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Deborah McGregor, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, co-edits new book, Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices and Relationships, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Harry Glasbeek Book Launch, Oct. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Osgoode PhD candidate Jake Okechukwu Effoduh becomes Climate Reality Leader, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor David Vaver elected to the Royal Society of Canada, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Schulich School of Business Professor Peter Macdonald appointed new co-director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Congratulations to Osgoode alumni Esi Codjoe LLM ’12, Brian Greenspan LLB ’71, Naiomi Metallic LLM ’16 and Rachel Notley LLB ’90 who are among “Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential” of 2018, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Eleonora Dimitrova appointed Director of the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) Program, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Lawyers/filmmakers Garrick Apollon (centre) and Étienne Trépanier (right) interview Joseph Groia for “Collared” documentary – a visual legal advocacy project supported by the Fund for Innovation in Law and Media (FILM) at Osgoode in partnership with the Hennick Centre for Business and Law, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Nathanson Centre welcomes Iranian scholar Sadeq Bigdeli as Visiting Research Fellow, Office of External Relations & Communications