Common Law professors Ian Kerr and Teresa Scassa have been appointed to the Government of Canada’s new Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, joining a prestigious group of leading Canadian researchers and business executives to provide advice on how Canada can become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) advancements while ensuring that AI policy and practice reflect Canadian values.
Professor Angela Cameron is part of a group of five feminist scholars who have been awarded a conference grant from the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law to host an international workshop entitled “What Works in Feminist Law Reform? Lessons from the Local”. The workshop will feature feminist scholars from around the world, with special emphasis on scholars from the global south and Indigenous women.
Vice-Dean and Professor of Law Carissima Mathen recently premiered her new book, Courts Without Cases: The Law and Politics of Advisory Opinions, at the Metropolitan Brasserie in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Courts Without Cases is the first comprehensive legal treatment of the distinctive Canadian phenomenon of “references”, legal proceedings where questions are put to the Court by Cabinet, rather than arising through a live case.
Dr. Paul Daly of the University of Cambridge has been awarded a University Research Chair (URC) in Administrative Law and Governance. He will join the Common Law Section on July 1, 2019, where he will use his chair to advance knowledge in the field of administrative law, developing principles to ensure that Canada’s administrative agencies work effectively and justly for the benefit of all Canadians.
How will tomorrow’s developments in artificial intelligence and big data intersect with healthcare, and how should our laws, policies, and ethics evolve to be ready? The Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and the Centre for Law, Technology and Society are pleased to invite you to “Machine M.D.” on May 31 and June 1, 2019, a conference that will explore real prospects for transformation in health care.
Canadian Lawyer has released its list of nominees for the 2019 “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” honours. Among the nominees is the Common Law Section’s Professor Errol Mendes in the category of “Government, Non-profits, Associations, Academic Institutions”.
Professor Colleen Flood has received a grant from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) for an event entitled “AI & Health Care: A Workshop for the Fusion of Law & Science.” The workshop will bring together an international group of participants to explore the effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on the legal and regulatory structures that protect patients and caregivers in Canadian and international health care systems.
Registration is now open for the Symposium on Return to Work in a Changing World of Work! During this Symposium, we will look at the question: how can public policies in Canada promote better practices to ensure sustainable return to work for all injured workers?
Professor Martha Jackman received the Guardian of Public Health Care Award in the Academic Category, presented by the Canadian Health Coalition.
Three Guardians of Public Health Care winners are named each year, one in each of three categories: Community, Labour, and Academic. The awards aim to recognize the tremendous work of their recipients on an issue related to protecting and expanding public health care that has a national focus or national implications.