The 2018 Fall Term is upon us at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. A number of exciting changes have taken place at the law school since last spring. Here is an overview of notable announcements and appointments.
Often associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain-based technologies are quickly working their way into every aspect of the Canadian legal landscape. Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau has been awarded a grant through the Canadian Bar Association’s Law for the Future Fund for a project that will shed new light on this phenomenon, entitled “Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and the Future of Contracts under Canadian Law.”
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.