Articles 2022


Child and Youth Privacy in the Education System

  • February 14, 2022
  • Melanie McNaught

This article summarizes a recent OBA Webinar regarding child and youth privacy, with a particular focus on privacy issues for school boards and educators.

Child and Youth Law, Education Law, Student Forum

Program Recap: COVID and the Family Court

  • February 14, 2022
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

This article reviews a recent Webinar regarding Family Court decisions related to the pandemic, including vaccination and remote learning, that will interest members of the Education Law, Family Law and Child and Youth Law sections.

Child and Youth Law, Education Law, Family Law and 1 more..., Student Forum

A Pre-Summer Education Law Round-up

  • May 27, 2021
  • Jean-Frédéric Hübsch

Here’s a quick look at news and resources related to education law that made headlines in the past few months.

Education Law, Student Forum

A Thank You from the Education Law Section Chair

  • May 18, 2021
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

As the outgoing Chair of the OBA’s Education Law Section, I’d like to thank you for your support of and participation in our Section this past year, despite the impacts of the pandemic on our professional and personal lives.

Education Law

Court of Appeal Finds University Discriminated Against Disabled Student

  • March 22, 2021
  • Tawanda Masimbe, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario found that the University of Waterloo discriminated against a student applicant on the basis of disability in refusing admission. The decision provides helpful insight into how educational institutions can meet the substantive and procedural aspects of the duty to accommodate in their student admission processes.

Education Law, Student Forum