Twelve Common Law Students Receive UROP Grants

Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019

Twelve Common Law students are among those to receive grants from the University of Ottawa’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

The UROP provides undergraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to explore cutting-edge research at the University of Ottawa while they define their professional goals.  By participating in UROP, a student receives a $1,000 award and devotes, during one academic term, at least 50 hours to a research project conducted by the faculty sponsor they have chosen.  Each faculty sponsor receives $500 in research funds to support their involvement in the program.

This year’s students from Common Law include:
 

  • Chris Buhuri, “How international trade agreements have tackled the new phenomenon of data protectionism” (sponsored by Professor Wolfgang Alschner)
  • Sydney Goldstone, “Sentence severity and deportation: mapping criminality and collateral consequences of punishment at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada” (sponsored by Professor João Velloso)
  • Gaelle Groux, “How have the patent and data protection chapters of Canadian multilateral trade agreements evolved in the past 35 years?” (sponsored by Professor Jeremy de Beer)
  • Sunia Hassan, “Should the City of Ottawa introduce ‘rental replacement’ to regulate the loss of affordable residential rental housing as a consequence of gentrification redevelopment” (sponsored by Professor David Wiseman)
  • Tanya Chantal Hewitt, “How businesses dealing in vital currencies are treated under Canada’s new anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing legal framework” (sponsored by Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau)
  • Christina Houle, "La clause dérogatoire : le talon d’Achilles des droits et libertés canadiens" (sponsored by Professor Yan Campagnolo)
  • Ahmad Karzai, “Sentence severity and deportation: mapping criminality and collateral consequences of punishment at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada” (sponsored by Professor João Velloso)
  • Lauriane Long-Raymond, « Intelligence Artificielle et lanceurs d’alerte » (sponsored by Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau)
  • Marco Pontello, “Smart contracts in the legal profession” (sponsored by Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau)
  • Brock Turville, “Study on the intersectionality of law and gay rights in Uganda” (sponsored by Professor Vanessa Gruben)
  • Benjamin Wilhelm, “Study on whether recent treaties by EU member states follow or diverge from CETA approach” (sponsored by Professor Wolfgang Alschner)
  • Zaman Urooj, “Seeking solutions to the ongoing Rohingya genocide” (sponsored by Professor John Packer)
     

In addition to the students listed above, Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau is also supervising a student from the Civil Law Section, Nicolas KarsentiClick here to read more about his project, and other UROP grants earned by Civil Law students (in French).

Congratulations to all students and professors involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program!

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