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.
The leading global gathering of international economic law scholars, the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Conference, was held at Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. from July 12-14, 2018.
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section alumna Vivene Salmon (LL.B. 2009) recently sat down with the Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine to discuss her upcoming term as Vice-President of the CBA for 2018-2019.
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.
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.
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.”