“At the heart of any innovative project, creative endeavour or process of social and institutional change, there is the exercise of leadership,” says Margarida Garcia, the acting vice-dean of research at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section and the director of the Leadership Academy, a new initiative centred around leadership training, research, mentorship and transformational knowledge mobilization run by an interdisciplinary team of uOttawa professors and administrative staff.
The Research Office annually awards internal prizes to recognize the role of dedicated teaching, sustained and creative research, and generous service to the community. It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Prizes for 2020-2021. Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!
A cast of 15 actor-singers were featured in the first-ever virtual Musical presented by FTX Productions. The “DIY” musical is a medley of songs from various musicals. Each individual member had to perform and film themselves from the safety of their own home. Dispersed all over Canada, working in different time zones, they were able to assemble for their audience an hour filled with joy, dance and singing.
According to the organization, Linde has a particular interest in human rights law. "In addition to her Dean’s Honours List standing, Jennifer is involved in many extracurricular activities. Among other involvements, she serves as an Associate Editor of the Ottawa Law Review, Vice President Internal of the Regroupement étudiant de common law en français (her program’s student association), and as a part-time podcast host of The Law School Show where she aims to highlight the work of women in the legal profession. Jennifer is also involved in two mentorship programs through which she has four female law student “mentees” to whom she provides guidance, encouragement, and empowerment."
As the COVID-19 pandemic became an unavoidable reality in the spring of 2020, approaches to teaching and learning were forced to shift dramatically. In recognition of their tireless work in facilitating the transition to online/distance education, Professors Ellen Zweibel and Craig Forcese have been named as recipients of two newly-established awards for innovation and leadership.
The award features 30 outstanding young people, nominated by their community and selected by a committee of peers, for their commendable work in making the world a more just, fair, and sustainable place for all.
The Common Law mourns the passing of Allan (“Al”) R. O’Brien LLB 1973. A founding partner of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Al was a pillar of the Ottawa legal community and a strong supporter of the Common Law Section.