In May 2019, I had the opportunity to accompany Professor John Packer, Director of the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, to Juba, South Sudan to observe and assist with a Women’s Leadership Forum organized by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy here at the University of Ottawa, has been named chair of a new Canadian Statistics Advisory Council. The Council was created to provide the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Chief Statistician of Canada with impartial and independent advice on matters concerning the overall quality of Canada's national statistical system in line with the principles entrenched in Canada's Digital Charter.
A report on Canada’s election readiness, Election Risk Monitor: Canada, prepared by Professor and President Emeritus Allan Rock, LL.B. 1971, has been released by the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity. Two University of Ottawa Law students also contributed to the report.
The University of Ottawa team competed in the 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition in the regional qualifying round and the international round. The team was represented by Ariel Wheway (3L JD/MA), Christina Emberley (3L), Emily Sheard (3L), and Leah Cummings (3L).
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.
MakerLaunch is an initiative that supports University of Ottawa students or recent alumni in their entrepreneurial goals by helping them to launch new start-ups and fast track the commercialization of their technologies.
The program was founded by University of Ottawa alumni and is managed by two-time alumna Midia Hassan. In addition to access to a pool of talent, mentors and coaches, the program offers entrepreneurs a seed grant of $50,000 earned over nine months of milestones.
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”.