Professor Amy Salyzyn appointed President of the Canadian Association of Legal Ethics

The Canadian Association of Legal Ethics (CALE) has recently appointed Associate Professor Amy Salyzyn as President in a unanimous decision following the resignation of Alice Woolley on her appointment to the bench.

Professor Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz oversees RGD issue on Canada and human rights in the Americas

Professor Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz (LLM ’05, LLD ’15) has directed production of a special issue of the University of Ottawa’s Revue générale de droit (RGD). The RGD special edition was published on January 15, and is entitled “Canada’s Role in Protecting Human Rights in the Americas.” It is now available to the University community.

Big Thinking: “A call to action: Rethinking leadership in the global response to forced migration” presented by Allan Rock, LL.B. 1971, President Emeritus

On February 28th, The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a Big Thinking lecture event featuring Mr. Allan Rock, President Emeritus of the University of Ottawa, former Senior Advisor to the World Refugee Council, Professor in the uOttawa Faculty of Law, and former federal minister. The lecture, entitled A call to action: Rethinking leadership in the global response to forced migration, drew on a recent report from the World Refugee Council and called for those present to take action in the area of forced migration.

Big Thinking on the Hill is a breakfast lecture series which brings leading Canadian researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities to Parliament to speak on policy-relevant topics with members of Parliament, senators, public servants, and other stakeholders.

Big Thinking is a key activity of the Federation in promoting the importance and relevance of research in its disciplines. Delivering a lecture is a privilege offered only to researchers from the Federation’s member universities and partners.

Many MPs, Senators, and others attended the event, and it was clear from participants’ engagement that they valued the opportunity to learn from Mr. Rock and his insights and research.

 

Professor Jamie Liew LL.B. 2005, Winner of the 2018 Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers Award for Fiction

The Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop has announced Jamie Liew as the winner of the 2018 Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers Award for fiction for her manuscript Dandelion Roots.

Stéphane Sérafin, J.D. 2014, to join UOttawa Faculty of Law in July 2019

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section is pleased to announce that Stéfane Sérafin, J.D. 2014, will be joining its Faculty in July 2019.

Gabrielle St-Hilaire LL.B., M.B.A., 1991, Has Been Appointed to the Tax Court of Canada

On December 11, 2018, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Justice Gabrielle St-Hilaire, LL.B. M.B.A., 1991, to the Tax Court of Canada. She replaces Justice R. Favreau, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective February 26, 2018.

Adjunct Professor Dr. Joseph Rikhof has published a new book entitled A Theory of Punishable Participation in Universal Crimes

Dr. Joseph Rikhof, adjunct professor in the faculty of common law where he teaches international criminal law, has published a new book together with Dr. Terje Einarsen, Professor of Law at the University of Bergen, entitled A Theory of Punishable Participation in Universal Crimes (with as subtitle Developing the International Criminal Law Matrix of Personal Liability: An-alytical and Empirical Foundations

Three University of Ottawa Professors Appointed to the Court Challenges Program

Three University of Ottawa Professors, Larry Chartrand (currently Academic Director, Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre, College of Law, at the University of Saskatchewan), Joanne St. Lewis, Assistant Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law and Gilles LeVasseur, Lawyer and Law and Business Management Professor, were named to the Court Challenges Program in November.

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