Professor Angela Cameron has been awarded a Partnership Engage Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project entitled “A Feminist and Indigenous Examination of the National Inquiry: Lessons and Next Steps,” which will engage Indigenous women and civil society organizations in a study of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Professor Suzanne Bouclin and collaborator Binyam Sisay Mendisu have been awarded the Global Young Academy’s North-South Interdisciplinary Grant for a project that brings together the fields of human rights, new media technologies and linguistics to explore how digital storytelling can help to document vulnerable languages.
A new interdisciplinary research lab at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences is seeking to promote multi-disciplinary discussions about urban spaces and the processes that create and affect them. Common Law’s Professor João Velloso, Civil Law’s Professor Marie-Eve Sylvestre, and the Faculty of Law’s Assistant Dean of Research, Dr. Cintia Quiroga, will join with other researchers from law, social sciences and arts as inaugural members of the new Interdisciplinary Research Lab on Cities and Contemporary Urban Processes.
Neuberger-Jesin Professor John Packer visited Zimbabwe for two-and-a-half weeks in July-August as one of only two Canadian members of The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) for Zimbabwe’s historic post-Mugabe general elections.
On September 12, 2018, the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics will welcome Professor Robert Geyer and Professor Thomas Webb from Lancaster University, UK, for a special talk entitled “Thinking about complexity and health: the implications of complexity theory for health policy and law.”
From July 16-21, 2018, uOttawa welcomed 25 remarkable women peacebuilders from over two dozen countries, including Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Myanmar, Colombia and South Sudan for an innovative new seminar and certificate course on gendered and inclusive mediation. The event was hosted by uOttawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), under the guidance of Common Law professor, and Director of the HRREC, John Packer. Click here to read more about this incredible initiative.
The uOttawa Refugee Hub, based at the Common Law Section, and the Faculty of Social Sciences are partnering with Professor James Milner of Carleton University on a $2.5 million partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The project, titled Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime: Understanding and Enhancing Impact through the Implementation of Global Refugee Policy, will explore how civil society can better respond to the needs of the world’s refugees.
Dean Adam Dodek has announced the appointment of Professor Tony VanDuzer as the new Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law, a post he will occupy for the next two years. Professor VanDuzer takes over the Soloway Chair from Professor Debra Steger who completes her two-year tenure on June 30, 2018.
Professor François Larocque has been awarded the Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Language Rights. This is a fitting recognition of Professor Larocque’s proven leadership in this field, and a meaningful example of the University of Ottawa’s commitment to its status as a bilingual institution.