The Fund was created in 2016 to honour Allan Rock at the completion of his second term as President of the University of Ottawa. Since that time, it has supported students at the University of Ottawa by providing scholarships to students in need.
As Deans of the Civil Law Section and the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, we are horrified by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
On June 1, 2021, Professors Lynda Collins and Brandon Stewart will host an online conference on the theme of “Teaching Wellbeing in Law”, which will build on Professor Collins’ course “Happiness and the Law”, and cover topics like mindfulness, as well as innovative pedagogies and approaches to teaching. The conference will take place from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Professor Aimée Craft has been awarded a University Research Chair (URC) for her research program on Nibi miinawaa aki inaakonigewin – Indigenous governance in relation to land and water. The Chair will support her continued work on Indigenous water law, policy, and sustainability; the reclamation of Indigenous birthing practices as catalysts for wellness and the re-affirmation of territorial sovereignty; and the recognition of Indigenous understandings of treaties as part of the Canadian reconciliation imperative.
Access to justice is often considered to be among the most pressing contemporary challenges faced by our justice system. But what does access to justice really mean? Is it simply a matter of access to courts and to lawyers? Or is it more broadly concerned with the systemic barriers faced my members of different communities? Is there a common understanding of what access to justice really means?
“At the heart of any innovative project, creative endeavour or process of social and institutional change, there is the exercise of leadership,” says Margarida Garcia, the acting vice-dean of research at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section and the director of the Leadership Academy, a new initiative centred around leadership training, research, mentorship and transformational knowledge mobilization run by an interdisciplinary team of uOttawa professors and administrative staff.
The Research Office annually awards internal prizes to recognize the role of dedicated teaching, sustained and creative research, and generous service to the community. It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Prizes for 2020-2021. Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!