Faculty in the News

A Ring video doorbell (L) is displayed during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2015.
CBC WINDSOR: Thomasen interviewed on Amazon Ring potential in Windsor
Privacy experts, including University of Windsor law professor Kristen Thomasen, say they’re concerned about the possibility of Windsor establishing a partnership with U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon...
Aerial view of Windsor Detroit
CTV WINDSOR: Cities and Climate Action co-lead Smit, students interviewed
The City of Windsor will meet on January 27, 2020 to deliberate over the municipal budget. Watch to see what Co-Lead of the Cities and...
WINDSOR STAR: Cities & Climate Action co-lead Smit on drive-thrus in climate emergency
A climate emergency — and a drive-thru for 27 cars: Windsor Star reports on municipal control over the establishment of drive-thrus in the wake of...
CBC AFTERNOON DRIVE: Anneke Smit interviewed on national research-a-thon
Coordinated by students in Windsor Law’s Cities and Climate Action Forum and Osgoode Hall’s Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic, students at 12 law schools across...
This photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on surveillance camera facial recognition
CBC Windsor reports that Detroit police and the Detroit airport have started using facial recognition through their surveillance cameras — something critics have said amounts...
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, is a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. ( (Eric Risberg/The Associated Press)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on new surveillance cameras for downtown core
CBC Windsor reports on Windsor city council’s approval of 20 new surveillance cameras for the downtown core at Monday night’s meeting. University of Windsor law...
Sgt. Steve Betteridge say that Windsor police's drone program is still in its early stages. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen interviewed on police drone program
Windsor police say the force’s drone program, whose existence was previously confirmed by documents obtained by CBC News, is still in its early stages. According...
The SoCA Armouries will host a public workshop Saturday on creating short, community-focused films that can be shared easily through social media.
UWINDSOR DAILY NEWS: Windsor Law co-hosts filmmaking workshop for local community builders
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 Windsor Law and partners including the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) hosted a public workshop on creating short, community-focused films...
Drones come in a variety of sizes, with different licences available for their operation. (Anthony Germain/CBC News)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on Windsor police plan to launch drone unit
Windsor police are planning to launch an unmanned aerial system (UAS) unit this fall, CBC News has learned. According to documents obtained through a municipal...
The impact on the people encountering drones more often is what Canada has to think about says University of Windsor professor Kristen Thomasen. (Chris Francescani/Reuters)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on ‘Social impact’ of drones
New regulations for drones came into effect in Canada June 1 — and while drone users have had a mixed reaction to the rules, one...
University of Windsor law professor Laverne Jacobs is organizing a series of public discussions about the barriers for disabled people. She hopes to bring those issues to light for the public. (Jason Viau/CBC)
CBC WINDSOR: Laverne Jacobs on barriers accessing services for people with disabilities
A law professor at the University of Windsor is hoping to shine a light on the rights of disabled people, both here in Canada and...
City councillor Matthew Green, in Hamilton on Thursday, is an anti-carding advocate. Final arguments in his case were presented Thursday, but a decision has been reserved until a future date.
GLOBE AND MAIL: David Tanovich cited on police carding case
On a windy April morning last year, Hamilton City Councillor Matthew Green was checking e-mails as he waited for a bus in the city’s downtown...