The Common Law Section is proud to announce that Professor Errol Mendes has been selected as a new fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), distinguishing him as one of Canada’s most valued and important scholars. He will be formally inducted at the RSC’s celebration of excellence in November, in Ottawa.
Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, and fellow member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, Dr. Elizabeth Dubois of the Faculty of Arts, are co-investigators on a strategic $2.5 Million Partnership Grant for journalism innovation from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that will support the development of the Global Journalism Innovation Lab / Lab mondial d’innovation en journalisme. The Centre is also a partner of this strategic grant.
Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, announced recently that Common Law’s Dr. Teresa Scassa has been named Chair of the new Statistics Canada Advisory Council. This council will play a key role in the government’s new Digital Charter, designed to build trust in Canadians as Canada adapts to the evolving demands of the digital sphere.
In the fall of 2018, the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law convened the second annual Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law, a two-day workshop that brought together graduate students and seasoned researchers under the theme of “Talking About Research”.
Professor Marina Pavlović has been awarded two prestigious University of Ottawa teaching awards, recognizing her leadership in innovative course and curriculum design, and her ability to engage students through problem-based, experiential learning strategies based on real-life practical problems.