Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, and fellow member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, Dr. Elizabeth Dubois of the Faculty of Arts, are co-investigators on a strategic $2.5 Million Partnership Grant for journalism innovation from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that will support the development of the Global Journalism Innovation Lab / Lab mondial d’innovation en journalisme. The Centre is also a partner of this strategic grant.
George Cyril House, Q.C., LL.B. 1962, passed away on June 23 at the age of 82. After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts and then earning an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, George practiced law in the Ottawa region for more than 45 years
In May 2019, I had the opportunity to accompany Professor John Packer, Director of the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, to Juba, South Sudan to observe and assist with a Women’s Leadership Forum organized by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy here at the University of Ottawa, has been named chair of a new Canadian Statistics Advisory Council. The Council was created to provide the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Chief Statistician of Canada with impartial and independent advice on matters concerning the overall quality of Canada's national statistical system in line with the principles entrenched in Canada's Digital Charter.
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).
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.