Solving climate change is, in a word, complex. Google those three words, “solving climate change,” and you’ll turn up thousands of opinions, strategies and blueprints for how to best tackle the problem. While it’s encouraging to see such a wealth of proposed solutions, we can’t simply implement them all at once. What if solving a problem in one area of the world causes a different problem in another? Do we risk causing unknown harms to the environment in our attempts to solve known problems?
Breakthroughs in the health sciences offer tremendous hope to patients and the public. But with progress also comes new legal, policy, and ethical challenges. The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics (CHLPE) is a hub for interdisciplinary research and training. CHLPE is housed in the Faculty of Law but draws its members from Law, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Management, and Medicine.
In October 2018, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to accompany John Packer, Director of the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, to Chișinău – capital of the Republic of Moldova – to assist and participate in an OSCE-supported training course to improve the effective protection of national minority rights.
Two graduate students currently engaged in doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Siobhán Airey and Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny, were recently profiled in the Ottawa Citizen. The article highlights how their work, and valuable support from the Faculty of Law, has brought them to the front lines of social justice.
This January, the Common Law Section is welcoming an extraordinary group of visiting professors from within the community and around the world to take part in the law school’s annual January Term tradition. Students and professors alike will have the opportunity to explore timely topics like cannabis law, engage with international perspectives on subjects like the regulation of new technologies, and learn from an impressive roster of experts offering the latest insight on legal issues in fields ranging from military criminal law to sports law.
Faculty of Law students Ece Melisa Celebican (3L), Anna Katyk (3L) and Grace Tran (3L) competed in the 2018 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Moot at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden from November 8-11, 2018.
Students in Professor Diane Labelle’s French language seminar on cannabis law, CML4504E, La réglementation du cannabis, had the opportunity to visit local producer HEXO Corp. on Monday, October 15 ahead of cannabis legalization taking effect in Canada