Let me begin by quoting Rabindranath Tagore-“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence”.
The Canadian Association of Criminology and Legal Studies is a vehicle run by the students and for the students, in order to take education to places, metaphorically, and literally. The new board is made-up of final year students leading various committees and freshman’s working as their alternatives in order to transfer knowledge and experience. Our organization will aspire to include students from different institutions nationally and internationally this year and create a diverse networking opportunity for all. Our educational tour to Ottawa in May-2017 is the highlight of the year and we are working towards making scholarships available to students pursuing their education in criminology and legal studies. With anticipation to expand partnership with other institutions, CACLS is heading towards establishing its own brand and identity in the institution of knowledge.
The legal mood and sphere is quickly changing in Canada. With the real possibility of marijuana being legalized to growing safe injection sites, the opioid crisis in most Canadian cities, and the growing police misconduct, all puts learners at the front seat and prepares them to face reality. CACLS aspires to help students transition from a protected book knowledge realm to a realm of reality. It is my hope to lead this pack to knowledge passed on by professionals working in the field. It is my hope to make learners question everything they know about criminology and law.
Ritesh Dalip Narayan, BA LLM
Mount Royal University