Common Law’s Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, has received an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project entitled “Les secrets et les lanceurs d'alerte dans un monde numérique” (“Secrets and Whistleblowers in a Digital World”), which will explore the tensions between protecting both confidential information, and whistleblowers who act in the public interest.
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?
Congratulations to faculty members who received Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Professor Wolfgang Alschner received funding for his project “Multilateralizing ‘WTO-extra’ Issues: A Computational Analysis of Rule Convergence in Preferential Trade Agreements”; Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau received a grant for his project “Les secrets et les lanceurs d'alerte dans un monde numérique”; and Professor João Velloso received funding for his project “Sentence severity and deportation: mapping criminality and collateral consequences of punishment at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada”.
A new project led by Queen’s Professor of Education Lee Airton and Common Law’s Professor Kyle Kirkup was featured today at a national press conference presided over by Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan. The project looks at how Ontario's newest human rights terms – gender identity and gender expressions – are being interpreted by school boards across the province.
Professor Anthony Daimsis has been asked to join The Commonwealth task force of international arbitration specialists from the Commonwealth regions, representing Canada and as an expert on capacity building.
Dr. Joseph Rikhof, adjunct professor in the faculty of common law where he teaches international criminal law, has published a new book together with Dr. Terje Einarsen, Professor of Law at the University of Bergen, entitled A Theory of Punishable Participation in Universal Crimes (with as subtitle Developing the International Criminal Law Matrix of Personal Liability: An-alytical and Empirical Foundations
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.
With the sudden need for lawyers familiar with cannabis law and regulations, the University of Ottawa announced last year it would offer Cannabis Law courses in English and French during the 2018/2019 school year – making it the first school in Canada to do so.