Professor Aimée Craft has been awarded the 2021 Canadian Bar Association President’s Award, which recognizes the significant contribution of a Canadian jurist to the legal profession and to the public life of Canada. Professor Craft is one of two honorees for this year’s President’s Award; the other recipient is Professor John Borrows, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School. With this exceptional honour, Professor Craft and Professor Borrows join the prestigious ranks of past recipients which include former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin and former Senator Murray Sinclair, among many other luminaries of Canadian law.
Professor Vivek Krishnamurthy has earned a grant from Global Affairs Canada for a project entitled “Media Freedom in an Algorithmic Age: Perils and Possibilities”, which examines the implications of algorithmic systems and other emerging digital technologies for media freedom.
The rapid evolution of AI technologies has made a profound impact on the world of medicine, leading to significant advances in how technologies can interface with the human nervous system. But the use of AI-based neuroprostheses as medical devices raises a number of questions: Which AI-elements should future neuroprostheses incorporate or leave out? What technical design choices or regulatory measures are required to proceed safely? How can we support patients in clinical decision-making to avoid overblown hopes and to know—to borrow Thomas Nagel’s famous phrase—“what it’s like to have a hybrid mind”?
La Fondation franco-ontarienne has chosen Common Law’s Anne Levesque as a finalist for a Prix Saphir in the Community Engagment category. The Prix Saphir aim to recognize and promote the commitment, excellence and influence of women in the Franco-Ontarian community.
Professor Samuel Singer is the guest editor of a new special issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, entitled On the Margins of Trans Legal Change, with fellow guest editor Ido Katri (University of Toronto). The publication is the continuation of a project seeking to amplify trans legal studies in Canada, which was the focus of a conference at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in May 2019.