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.
Registration is now open for the Symposium on Return to Work in a Changing World of Work! During this Symposium, we will look at the question: how can public policies in Canada promote better practices to ensure sustainable return to work for all injured workers?
Doctoral student Angela Lee has been awarded the 2019 Graduate Student Award of Merit by the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC). The award recognizes women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at their universities and in their communities, while maintaining an exemplary academic record.
Summarizing your thesis in less than 180 seconds is not easy. PhD student Bahati Mujinya did it all brilliantly, winning 2nd place in the final of the University of Ottawa’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition, which took place on March 11, 2019 at Desmarais Hall.
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.