Business and Human Rights: New 4000 level BUS course starting in September 2019

Mon. Aug. 5, 2019

Many businesses are responding to public scrutiny of the impacts of their operations on human rights and are taking steps to avoid being complicit in human rights abuses. This case-based course (BUS 4900-050) will develop student competencies in human rights and business, and will explore the legal and ethical human rights frameworks governing businesses in Canada and internationally. Students will learn about the human rights issues facing businesses in areas such as the extractive sector (where Canadian firms dominate internationally and often controversially), technology (eg. artificial intelligence, social media, internet companies, privacy and freedom of expression), indigenous rights (land use, consent, etc.), manufacturing (products such clothing and cellphones and supply chain issues) and finance (such as responsible investing screens).

 All students registering in this course (BUS 4900-050) require the permission of the instructor. If you are interested in this course and have the prerequisites (or an equivalent academic background – to be determined by the instructor), send an email and a copy of your most recent transcript to Professor Kilgour at Permission forms can be provided electronically to allow students to register online.