Associate Professor and Vice Dean Governance
Room: 57 Louis Pasteur St., Room BRS 426
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3306
Work E-mail: Daphne.Gilbert@uOttawa.ca
Professor Gilbert specializes in teaching criminal and constitutional law, including courses in Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, American Constitutional Law, and Advanced Sexual Assault law. She also teaches a course on Animals and the Law. Her research interests lie primarily in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with a particular emphasis on equality rights, reproductive rights and sexual violence. Her most recent work considers the impact of physician conscience protections on access to contraception and abortion in Canada. She joined the Faculty at University of Ottawa after obtaining an LLM from Yale University as a Fulbright and SSHRC scholar. She clerked for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer at the Supreme Court of Canada and Mr. Justice Robertson at the Federal Court of Appeal. She is President of the Board of “Women Help Women”, an international abortion service provider. She sits on the Action Team on Sexual Violence for the University of Ottawa, and Chairs the Sub-Committee drafting a new Sexual Violence policy. She appeared as co-counsel for LEAF at the Supreme Court hearing in Withler v Canada, and she continues to focus on equality issues in her scholarship and teaching.