Professor Aimée Craft has earned a grant from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) for a project entitled “Sacred Responsibilities to Water: Indigenous Knowledge Exchange (Canada-Colombia)”, which aims to bring together nations with different cultures and languages that have intimate relationships with water.
Legal and policy instruments at global and European levels increasingly emphasize the need to address the specific demands of vulnerable migrants. But what does it mean to be vulnerable? Common Law Professor Delphine Nakache is leading the Canadian section of a Horizon 2020 research project entitled "Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime: How Does the Law Assess, Address, Shape and Produce the Vulnerabilities of Protection Seekers?” (VULNER).
We stand in solidarity with all Black members of our Common Law community – students, faculty, staff and alumni – and with all members of the Black community in denouncing anti-Black racism. Over the past week, outrage over racial discrimination, racial violence and pervasive systemic racism has boiled over across North America. While the situation is particularly acute in the United States, we recognize that Canada has its own history and ongoing problem of racial discrimination and oppression.
During this pandemic, what role should the police play in relation to homeless people, a highly vulnerable group that is subject to punitive and detrimental law enforcement measures? What should now be expected of the police as they adapt to the realities of this unprecedented crisis?
Canadian Lawyer has released its list of nominees for the 2020 “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” honours. Among the nominees is the Common Law Section’s Professor Paul Daly, University Research Chair in Administrative Law and Governance, in the category of “Young Influencers”.
After half a decade of hard work, just weeks before her PhD thesis defence, Lilou Jiang’s world was turned upside down. With the COVID-19 pandemic necessitating social isolation, in a matter of days she faced the possibility that her defence would be indefinitely postponed. Through exceptional thoughtfulness, determination and creativity, the Faculty of Law’s Graduate Studies in Law Office managed, in short order, to arrange an entirely virtual defence – the first ever entirely virtual thesis defence for a PhD in Law at the University of Ottawa – perhaps among the first such defences anywhere.