Today, the University of Ottawa and Scotiabank announced the creation of a new Initiative that will define problems and identify solutions to essential issues related to ethical AI and technology development. The AI + Society Initiative will be led by Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Awards for 2019-2020. Nominations must be sent to Penelope Simons (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 21, 2020. Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!
Through her scholarly interest is in the intersection of religious freedom and women’s equality, Professor Natasha Bakht has distinguished herself across a range of important legal areas that affect religious minorities and racialized people. In recognition of the impact of her work on South Asian communities, the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) has awarded Professor Bakht its 2019 Legal Excellence Award.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to significantly transform the practice of medicine, assisting and in some circumstance substituting for humans as medical service providers and expert decision-makers. Dr. Colleen Flood has plans to explore how AI can equitably and efficiently be adopted into the Canadian health care system. This research will form the basis of the second term of her University Research Chair (URC) in Health Law and Policy, which, as announced by the University of Ottawa, has been renewed for a period of 5 years.
Professors Michael Geist and Vanessa Gruben have been awarded Insight Grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for projects that each seek to fill a research void: Professor Geist will investigate new ways Canada can protect freedom of expression while addressing risks of online harm; while Professor Gruben will develop the first empirical research on the perspectives of women who have acted as surrogates in Canada.
Professor Michael Pal has been awarded an Insight Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project entitled “The Guardians of Democracy: The Comparative Constitutional Law of Election Commissions”.
Common Law Professor Delphine Nakache is a co-researcher in a €3 million Horizon 2020 research project entitled: "Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime: How Does the Law Assess, Address, Shape and Produce the Vulnerabilities of Protection Seekers?” (VULNER).