PhD Student Siobhan Airey was invited to participate in an Expert Workshop on “The Future of Women’s Engagement in International Law” in Brisbane, Australia on June 23-24, 2016, organized by Griffith University in collaboration with the Australian National University Gender Institute and Law School.
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.”