Doctoral student Évelyne Jean-Bouchard has been awarded the first annual Roderick A. Macdonald CLSA Student Essay Prize for her essay “Pour une approche féministe du pluralisme juridique : le jeu des lois révisité” (“A feminist approach to legal pluralism: the game of laws revisited”).
The Graduate Students in Law Association (GSLEDD) hosted its 5th annual graduate student conference on May 12-13, 2016. Under the moniker “Law and Governance: Intersections for Better and for Worse,” the conference brought together graduate students from across Canada to examine the interactions between law and different notions and expressions of governance.
University of Ottawa doctoral student Kristen Thomasen will soon be joining the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law as an Assistant Professor in Law, Robotics and Society. This position is the first of its kind in North America, responding to the growing impact of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence on the law. The creation of this position marks a significant recognition of the emerging field of law and robotics, pioneered in Canada and on the global stage by Prof. Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology.
On March 21, 2016, PhD student Uchenna Ijoma visited Oxford University’s Wadham College for the 2016 Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment, where she presented a paper entitled “Giving Women a Voice in the Decision-Making Process Towards Achieving Environmental Sustainability: The Case of Oil Drilling in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.”
This prize honours Christine Huglo Robertson, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) between 1992 and 2012. Its goal is to engage law students in the work of CIAJ and to promote scholarship concerning the administration of justice.The prize is awarded annually for an original paper, previously unpublished, on a topic relating to the administration of justice. Candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to consider subjects relating to the theme of CIAJ’s Annual Conference scheduled in October. Click here for more information.
The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) provides funds for The Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship, named in honour of the late Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada, a former President of the Institute. The $7,500 fellowship is awarded annually to an academic selected by the jury who will best research the topic of CIAJ’s annual conference. The fellowship competition is open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities. Click here for more information.
Professor Elizabeth F. Judge has joined a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant entitled, “Dreamcatcher Informatics: A Web-based/Mobile Information System for Aboriginal Land Management, Consultation, and Preservation of History, Culture, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge” as a co-applicant.
Global Affairs Canada is pleased to announce the inaugural International Policy Ideas Challenge, designed to identify concrete innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges by drawing on the network of talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in Canada.
Three University of Ottawa PhD candidates in Law, Aboubacar Dakuyo, Siobhán Airey, and Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, all members of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), have been selected to attend Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy African Regional Workshop 2016.
Pursuant to a seven-year SSHRC Partnership Grant awarded to the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society and the Faculty of Law’s own internal bursary program, Professor Craig Forcese will be recruiting a Research Fellow in 2016 (and for several years thereafter) to complete graduate research on anti-terrorism law, rule of law and accountability.