On September 26, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada sat in Winnipeg to hear the appeal in the case of Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, Fédération des parents francophones de Colombie-Britannique, et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia, et al. The CSFCB case saw the participation of no less than thirteen graduates, professors or friends of the French Common Law Program
2019 was a very successful year for many of our graduate students. A total of 11 students were awarded external scholarships, for a cumulative total of over $400,000 of research funding. According to our scholars, obtaining a scholarship means a variety of things, from recognition, safety and joy, to production, validation and freedom. While certainly not the only indicator of success, these scholarships offer significant motivation for students undertaking research projects.
How do you teach leadership? Can you truly train an individual to be a leader? An emerging interdisciplinary group of uOttawa faculty members is exploring innovative ways of doing just that. They are endeavouring to spread their leadership training methods across disciplines, to move leadership development beyond its traditional home in business schools, and to link the application of leadership directly to research. The experiment has already begun at the Faculty of Law.
On September 10, 2019 the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that Karen Jensen, former assistant dean and professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, has been appointed as Canada’s first Pay Equity Commissioner.
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.
Canadian lawyer and University of Ottawa law school alumnus Dudley Maseko, JD ‘15, has established an academic scholarship program at Africa’s top-ranked university, the University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, South Africa.