Ten Common Law Students Receive UROP Grants

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017

Ten Common Law students are among those to receive grants from the University of Ottawa’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

The UROP provides undergraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to explore cutting-edge research at the University of Ottawa while they define their professional goals.  By participating in UROP, a student receives a $1,000 award and devotes, during one academic term, at least 50 hours to a research project conducted by the faculty sponsor he or she has chosen.  Each faculty sponsor receives $500 in research funds to support his or her involvement in the program.

This year’s students from Common Law include:

  • Alyssa Hall will study the classification and regulation of virtual currencies in Canada (sponsored by Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau)
  • Esther De Vos will study how criminal law is used in the immigration regime to determine how the severity of sentences influences deportation decisions (sponsored by Professor Joao Velloso)
  • Annik Dugas will study extra-contractual liability in Quebec civil law (sponsored by Professor Marel Katsivela)
  • Uttra Gautam will study how investment protection rules differ depending on whether they are contained in trade or investment agreements (sponsored by Professor Wolfgang Alschner)
  • Sean Grassie will work on an online tool empowering Canadian wireless consumers to be better self-helpers (sponsored by Professor Marina Pavlovic)
  • Tara Hristov will assess regulatory requirements for plain language in wireless service contracts (sponsored by Professor Marina Pavlovic)
  • Sarah Mitchell will undertake a project under the supervision of Professor Ellen Zweibel
  • Melissa Yang will also undertake a project under the supervision of Professor Ellen Zweibel
  • Thomas Witteveen will study cryptocurrencies and their regulation (sponsored by Professor P.M. Vasudev)
  • Hubie Yu will study the legal and ethical implications involved in designing registries for assisted reproductive technologies on a global level (sponsored by Professor Vanessa Gruben)

In addition to the students listed above, Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau is also supervising two students from the Civil Law Section, Pier-Luc B. Landry and Véronique NewmanClick here to read more about their projects, and other UROP grants earned by Civil Law students (in French).

Congratulations to all students and professors involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program!

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