The Canadian section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has selected Professor Penelope Simons as the recipient of the 2018 Walter S. Tarnopolsky Award, citing her “background and commitment as an individual who has made a significant contribution to human rights.”
The Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics is excited to announce its Fulbright Visiting Scholar for the 2018–19 academic year, Professor Emeritus Ted Marmor of Yale University. Professor Marmor is a world-renowned scholar of comparative health law and policy. He will be present in Ottawa in a series of visits, the first of which will be October 17–22.
Professor Wolfgang Alschner has joined with the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and UNCTAD, the UN’s main body on trade issues, to help create a new search engine that will help investors, traders, negotiators and policymakers navigate the complex world of international trade agreements.
Dr. Carlos Affonso Pereira Souza (UERJ / ITS Rio) will be visiting the Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS) in September as part of the Office of the Vice President, Research Visiting Researchers Program.
Common Law’s Professor Colleen M. Flood has been elected as a 2018 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community.
Often associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain-based technologies are quickly working their way into every aspect of the Canadian legal landscape. Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau has been awarded a grant through the Canadian Bar Association’s Law for the Future Fund for a project that will shed new light on this phenomenon, entitled “Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and the Future of Contracts under Canadian Law.”