After half a decade of hard work, just weeks before her PhD thesis defence, Lilou Jiang’s world was turned upside down. With the COVID-19 pandemic necessitating social isolation, in a matter of days she faced the possibility that her defence would be indefinitely postponed. Through exceptional thoughtfulness, determination and creativity, the Faculty of Law’s Graduate Studies in Law Office managed, in short order, to arrange an entirely virtual defence – the first ever entirely virtual thesis defence for a PhD in Law at the University of Ottawa – perhaps among the first such defences anywhere.
We are pleased to announce that the promotion of Professors Wolfgang Alschner, Yan Campagnolo, Aimée Craft and Florian Martin-Bariteau to the rank of associate professor with tenure has been approved, effective May 1, 2020.
The Joint Committee has also approved the promotion of Professors Natasha Bakht, Nathalie Chalifour and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray to the rank of full professor, effective May 1, 2020
Congratulations to uOttawa Faculty of Law alumna Camille Nelson (LLB ’94) on her appointment as the next Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, effective August 1, 2020.