Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean and Full Professor in the Civil Law Section, and João Velloso, Assistant Professor in the Common Law Section, have been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant to fund the semi-annual conference of the Canadian Law and Society Association, which will take place at the University of Ottawa on October 18 and 19, 2019.
Professor François Larocque has been awarded the prestigious Ordre des francophones d'Amérique by the Conseil supérieur de la langue française for his contributions to the preservation of the French language in North America. He was selected as the 2019 representative for Ontario.
2019 was a very successful year for many of our graduate students. A total of 11 students were awarded external scholarships, for a cumulative total of over $400,000 of research funding. According to our scholars, obtaining a scholarship means a variety of things, from recognition, safety and joy, to production, validation and freedom. While certainly not the only indicator of success, these scholarships offer significant motivation for students undertaking research projects.
How do you teach leadership? Can you truly train an individual to be a leader? An emerging interdisciplinary group of uOttawa faculty members is exploring innovative ways of doing just that. They are endeavouring to spread their leadership training methods across disciplines, to move leadership development beyond its traditional home in business schools, and to link the application of leadership directly to research. The experiment has already begun at the Faculty of Law.
The Common Law Section is proud to announce that Professor Errol Mendes has been selected as a new fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), distinguishing him as one of Canada’s most valued and important scholars. He will be formally inducted at the RSC’s celebration of excellence in November, in Ottawa.
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.
Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, announced recently that Common Law’s Dr. Teresa Scassa has been named Chair of the new Statistics Canada Advisory Council. This council will play a key role in the government’s new Digital Charter, designed to build trust in Canadians as Canada adapts to the evolving demands of the digital sphere.
In the fall of 2018, the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law convened the second annual Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law, a two-day workshop that brought together graduate students and seasoned researchers under the theme of “Talking About Research”.