We stand in solidarity with all Black members of our Common Law community – students, faculty, staff and alumni – and with all members of the Black community in denouncing anti-Black racism. Over the past week, outrage over racial discrimination, racial violence and pervasive systemic racism has boiled over across North America. While the situation is particularly acute in the United States, we recognize that Canada has its own history and ongoing problem of racial discrimination and oppression.
On May 22, The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced a number of judicial appointments, including the Honourable Audrey Ramsay, LL.B. ’93, and the Honourable Narissa Somji, LL.B. ’94, to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.
The Faculty of Law is very pleased to welcome Erin Fitzpatrick as its first Mental Health and Wellness Counsellor working exclusively with law students. Erin will provide a variety of counselling supports to students, as well as expertise and support for the Faculty’s Student Wellness strategic initiatives.
Congratulations to uOttawa Faculty of Law alumna Camille Nelson (LLB ’94) on her appointment as the next Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, effective August 1, 2020.