On September 6 and 7, 2019, Murray Snider LL.M. student and member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) attended the Association of Human Rights Institutes’ (AHRI) annual conference at the University of Potsdam, Germany.
Commander Catherine Julie Deschênes (LL.M.), an officer of the Canadian Forces and graduate of the Faculty of Law, has been appointed as a military judge by the Governor General of Canada. She was sworn in at a ceremony on October 11, 2019 in the courtroom of the Asticou Centre. Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in Law, Sochetra Nget, attended the event.
Le corps professoral de la Section de droit civil s’enrichit de deux nouveaux docteurs en droit. En effet, les professeurs Thomas Burelli et Sarah Berger Richardson ont tous deux surmonté récemment la fameuse épreuve de la soutenance de thèse, passage obligé pour tout doctorant qui a terminé sa rédaction.
2019 was a very successful year for many of our graduate students. A total of 11 students were awarded external scholarships, for a cumulative total of over $400,000 of research funding. According to our scholars, obtaining a scholarship means a variety of things, from recognition, safety and joy, to production, validation and freedom. While certainly not the only indicator of success, these scholarships offer significant motivation for students undertaking research projects.
How do you teach leadership? Can you truly train an individual to be a leader? An emerging interdisciplinary group of uOttawa faculty members is exploring innovative ways of doing just that. They are endeavouring to spread their leadership training methods across disciplines, to move leadership development beyond its traditional home in business schools, and to link the application of leadership directly to research. The experiment has already begun at the Faculty of Law.
In the fall of 2018, the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law convened the second annual Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law, a two-day workshop that brought together graduate students and seasoned researchers under the theme of “Talking About Research”.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Raoul Barbe and Yolande Larose Graduate Scholarships, Amira Maameri-Ulisse (2018-2019) and Benjamin Lachance (2019-2020). The scholarships, each valued at $10,000, are awarded to students whose work focuses on the study of the judiciary.
The 8th annual conference of the GSLEDD, the University of Ottawa Graduate Students in Law Association, took place on May 10th and 11th, 2019. Under the theme "Law Without Borders? An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Legal Contours", about thirty graduate students from across Canada took the opportunity to present their research. Lectures by keynote speakers Prof. Jane Bailey and Prof. Mona Paré also paved the way for interesting discussions.