Santéships

Santéships – Research assistant bursaries in health law

Santéships provide Law students with the opportunity to undertake a project within the research program of a faculty mentor from the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. Santéships are open to 1st-year Common Law students or 2–3rd year Civil Law students at uOttawa. Students receive a $1,000 bursary and work on their project from January–April 2020 under the guidance of their mentor. We estimate 5 hours/week (60 hours total) time commitment.
A limited number of positions are available and the process is competitive. To apply, please email a c.v. and cover letter to healthlaw@uottawa.ca by 11:59 pm Wednesday 27 November 2019.
Cover letters may be addressed "to whom it make concern".
IMPORTANT: In a line at the top of your cover letter in bold font please rank order the following available topics with 1 = most interested, 9 = least interested:
 
MIGRANT HEALTH
(Professor Y.Y. Chen)

Socio-legal research that examines the health of non-citizens. One available project explores the experience of asylum seekers and refugees under the Interim Federal Health Program. Another investigates the link between non-citizens’ national belonging and their health.
 
HOSPITAL REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
(The Ottawa Hospital)
 
LAW, NEUROSCIENCE, AND NEUROTECHNOLOGY
(Professor Jennifer Chandler)
 
ORGAN DONATION LAW AND POLICY
(Professor Jennifer Chandler)
 
HARM REDUCTION – OPIOIDS, CANNABIS, AND/OR TOBACCO
(Professor Vanessa Gruben)
 
HOME CARE AND LONG-TERM CARE
(Professor Colleen M. Flood)
A comparative evaluation of policies to improve care for individuals in need of home or long-term care.
 
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE
(Professor Colleen M. Flood)
Help prepare research materials for an upcoming international research workshop on artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare.
 
AGING AND AUTONOMY
(Professor Louise Bélanger-Hardy)
A literature review on the topic of autonomy from a philosophical, legal and ethical perspective. In particular, I am interested in developing the notion of connected autonomy as it would apply to an older population dealing with various challenges related to health and daily living. A background in philosophy or ethics would be an asset.
 
REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
(Professor Daphne Gilbert)
Research topics will include abortion rights in Canada and internationally; conscientious objection; conscience rights to choice of health care; government control over regulatory health authorities and health care practitioners.
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