The University of Ottawa Client Consultation team, made up of members Erica Predko and Pooja Naidu, made it to the semi-finals in the annual Canadian Client Consultation Competition. The Competition, held at the University of Windsor, took place March 2-3 and simulates the initial client interview and showcases the students’ interviewing skills.
University of Ottawa students had another stellar year at the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot championship. A runner-up finish for uOttawa’s Fox mooters in the 2019 finals adds another accolade for the school. That makes six straight semi-finals, four finals appearances, and three Fox Cups in the past six years.
Common law graduate student Ghazaleh Jerban clearly remembers the first time she saw the artifact that would become the focus of her fellowship research. “This big frame of intricately woven delicate wires,” as she describes it, at Ottawa’s Canada Science and Technology Museum stopped her in her tracks.
Last year Dahlia James, a University of Ottawa student who worked as a research assistant for Professor Malhotra and the Disability Rights Practicum, was part of a team that contributed research to a factum submitted for leave of appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Solving climate change is, in a word, complex. Google those three words, “solving climate change,” and you’ll turn up thousands of opinions, strategies and blueprints for how to best tackle the problem. While it’s encouraging to see such a wealth of proposed solutions, we can’t simply implement them all at once. What if solving a problem in one area of the world causes a different problem in another? Do we risk causing unknown harms to the environment in our attempts to solve known problems?
Breakthroughs in the health sciences offer tremendous hope to patients and the public. But with progress also comes new legal, policy, and ethical challenges. The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics (CHLPE) is a hub for interdisciplinary research and training. CHLPE is housed in the Faculty of Law but draws its members from Law, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Management, and Medicine.
In October 2018, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to accompany John Packer, Director of the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, to Chișinău – capital of the Republic of Moldova – to assist and participate in an OSCE-supported training course to improve the effective protection of national minority rights.