SSHRC is pleased to announce the launch of the third annual 2019 International Policy Ideas Challenge, organized in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, which closes on March 29, 2019. This is a great opportunity to support and promote the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and their contributions to policy development.
Common law graduate student Ghazaleh Jerban clearly remembers the first time she saw the artifact that would become the focus of her fellowship research. “This big frame of intricately woven delicate wires,” as she describes it, at Ottawa’s Canada Science and Technology Museum stopped her in her tracks.
Solving climate change is, in a word, complex. Google those three words, “solving climate change,” and you’ll turn up thousands of opinions, strategies and blueprints for how to best tackle the problem. While it’s encouraging to see such a wealth of proposed solutions, we can’t simply implement them all at once. What if solving a problem in one area of the world causes a different problem in another? Do we risk causing unknown harms to the environment in our attempts to solve known problems?
Two graduate students currently engaged in doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Siobhán Airey and Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny, were recently profiled in the Ottawa Citizen. The article highlights how their work, and valuable support from the Faculty of Law, has brought them to the front lines of social justice.
To mark the 30thanniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC) calls for a reflection on the principles and challenges that underlie children’s rights...
This scholarship was established in memory of Barry McDougall, BA, LLB, by his family to enable one Polish law graduate per year to travel to Canada to earn a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Common and Civil Law at the University of Ottawa. An expert in energy law, Barry McDougall dedicated a great deal of his professional and personal life toward making Canadian law accessible to people in Eastern and Central Europe.
Salvador Herencia Carrasco, Ph.D. candidate and Director of the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), has published an article on the pardon received by former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and its impact on transitional justice in Peru.