A report on Canada’s election readiness, Election Risk Monitor: Canada, prepared by Professor and President Emeritus Allan Rock, LL.B. 1971, has been released by the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity. Two University of Ottawa Law students also contributed to the report.
The University of Ottawa team competed in the 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition in the regional qualifying round and the international round. The team was represented by Ariel Wheway (3L JD/MA), Christina Emberley (3L), Emily Sheard (3L), and Leah Cummings (3L).
Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, announced recently that Common Law’s Dr. Teresa Scassa has been named Chair of the new Statistics Canada Advisory Council. This council will play a key role in the government’s new Digital Charter, designed to build trust in Canadians as Canada adapts to the evolving demands of the digital sphere.
MakerLaunch is an initiative that supports University of Ottawa students or recent alumni in their entrepreneurial goals by helping them to launch new start-ups and fast track the commercialization of their technologies.
The program was founded by University of Ottawa alumni and is managed by two-time alumna Midia Hassan. In addition to access to a pool of talent, mentors and coaches, the program offers entrepreneurs a seed grant of $50,000 earned over nine months of milestones.
In the fall of 2018, the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law convened the second annual Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law, a two-day workshop that brought together graduate students and seasoned researchers under the theme of “Talking About Research”.
When Kelly Duquette crossed the stage to receive her law degree in June, her academic robes were complemented by a quartet of symbols she wore close to her heart. On the right was the flag of Louis Riel’s provisional government, a vine of Métis flowers and an iris in purples and blues. On the left was a polar bear in mid-stride.
The Common Law Class of 2019 celebrated Convocation and their tremendous achievement with family, friends, and faculty at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday, June 19, while taking the time to reflect on their past several years at Fauteux Hall.