For all the chaos and disruption caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has also provided the rare opportunity to think about how we can rebuild our communities and economies to create a more green and inclusive future. Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray has recently joined a multi-institutional task force dedicated to reducing inequality and advancing environmental stewardship in a post-pandemic society.
Professor Carissima Mathen has been named Executive Co-Editor of the upcoming 6th edition of the leading textbook Canadian Constitutional Law. Addtionally, Professor Vanessa MacDonnell, Co-Director of the uOttawa Public Law Centre, and Professor Peter Oliver, founding Co-Director, have been named to the book’s Editorial Board.
Edited by Colleen M. Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Jane Philpott, Sophie Theriault, and Sridhar Venkatapuram, Vulnerable: The Law, Policy & Ethics of COVID-19 confronts the vulnerabilities and interconnectedness exposed by the pandemic, along with our legal and policy responses.
Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau—Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS)—has been awarded the University Research Chair on Technology and Society, a fitting recognition of his proven leadership and research record. His excellence, productivity and achievements since joining the Faculty in September 2016 have been recognized in the academic world and beyond. His tireless interdisciplinary research on issues of law and technology consistently highlights contemporary issues of importance to the entire international community.
On June 17, The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the re-appointment of Margaret Bloodworth, LLB '77, to the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission.