The Raoul Barbe and Yolande Larose Graduate Scholarship for the Study of the Judiciary has been awarded to Duff Conacher. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student whose work focuses on the study of the judiciary, including related ethical challenges and matters affecting the impartiality of judges. It carries a value of $10,000.
Le plurijuridisme et le contentieux des droits fondamentaux : étude comparée du rôle de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne et de la Cour suprême du Canada [Plurijuridism and the litigation of fundamental rights: a comparative study of the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Supreme Court of Canada] – this is the title of Aurélie Laurent’s doctoral thesis, which has just won its author an outstanding fourth prize.
The Graduate Students in Law Association (GSLEDD) hosted its 6th annual graduate student conference on May 11-12, 2017. Under the moniker “Law at the Tipping Point: Conflicts, Challenges and Changes,” the conference brought together graduate students from across Canada to examine pressing legal issues across a variety of fields.
Marianne Quirouette, a postdoctoral fellow who will be joining the Faculty of Law this fall to work with the Civil Law Section’s Professor Marie-Eve Sylvestre, has been awarded a distinguished Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). As one of only 23 winners selected through a highly competitive national and international competition, this honour marks Ms. Quirouette as an emerging researcher of exceptionally high quality.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who show potential to positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. Please note that the Program has now announced the next deadline for their 2017-2018 competition.
Sara Ross, an alumna of the Faculty of Law’s LLM Program who graduated in 2013, was recently awarded the Austin Sarat Award by the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities. The award recognizes an outstanding research paper by a graduate student.
Doctoral student Siobhán Airey, from the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the Faculty of Law, will be visiting the School of Business Studies at the University College Dublin (UCD), in Ireland, from March 27th to May 3rd, 2017 as a Visiting Researcher through the James M. Flaherty Research Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is part of an international exchange programme organised through the Irish Canada University Foundation, and provided through assistance of the Government of Canada, via the International Education Division of Global Affairs Canada, and with the assistance of the Irish Government, via the Emigrant Support Programme, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs.