Professors Jane Bailey and Chidi Oguamanam of the Common Law Section, and Professor Pascale Fournier of the Civil Law Section have all been selected as new members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
The College is Canada’s “first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement” (RSC, The College).
The College aims to address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, fostering an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration with the ultimate goal of advancing society. The criteria for election to the College is excellence, and each membership lasts for seven years. Up to 100 members may be elected each year.
A brief description of each of the three Faculty of Law inductees is available below.
Jane Bailey, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa
Jane Bailey engages with law and technology from an innovative equality-seeking perspective. Her research examines the impacts of online hate propagation, child pornography, identity-based cyberharassment and the non-consensual distribution of intimate images on the privacy and expressive rights of equality-seeking groups. She seeks to create equality-enhancing environments in online spaces, particularly for young women and vulnerable youth.
Pascale Fournier, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section), University of Ottawa
Pascale Fournier is Full Professor and Research Chair in Comparative Law at the University of Ottawa. She has achieved international recognition for her ground-breaking work on gender and religion, using interviews with women in various countries to highlight the complex interplay between religious and secular law. An alumna of Harvard Law, she was named to Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s list of the “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” in 2015.
Chidi Oguamanam, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa
Chidi Oguamanam is an internationally renowned intellectual property scholar. His research straddles issue linkages in the global governance of knowledge and explores law’s marginalization of alternative knowledge frameworks. He is a pioneering voice for the recognition of epistemic pluralism in the production of knowledge as a basis for equitable intellectual property order. His research has wide-ranging impacts on the renegotiation of interests where formal scientific and informal knowledge intersect.
Congratulations to all three new inductees on this exceptional achievement!