It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Awards for 2019-2020. Nominations must be sent to Penelope Simons (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 21, 2020. Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!
Through her scholarly interest is in the intersection of religious freedom and women’s equality, Professor Natasha Bakht has distinguished herself across a range of important legal areas that affect religious minorities and racialized people. In recognition of the impact of her work on South Asian communities, the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) has awarded Professor Bakht its 2019 Legal Excellence Award.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to significantly transform the practice of medicine, assisting and in some circumstance substituting for humans as medical service providers and expert decision-makers. Dr. Colleen Flood has plans to explore how AI can equitably and efficiently be adopted into the Canadian health care system. This research will form the basis of the second term of her University Research Chair (URC) in Health Law and Policy, which, as announced by the University of Ottawa, has been renewed for a period of 5 years.
Congratulations to University of Ottawa Common Law alumnus Tom E. Ullyett who was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors at Yukon College by the government of Yukon in September 2019 for a three-year term.
Professor Tracey Lindberg, LL.D. 2007, bestselling author, Indigenous advocate, professor of Indigenous law at the University of Ottawa and Research Chair in Indigenous Law and Legal Orders, has been appointed Writer in Residence at the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program beginning November 9, 2019 through November 24, 2019.
I am proud to report on uOttawa's success at the Foreign Direct Moot competition during the November 9 - 10 weekend at the University of Miami! Over 150 teams from universities around the world competed in Regional Rounds and we competed against the best from each of the regional competitions in the Global Round.