Call for applications for the 2017 « Technoships »

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is happy to launch the call for applications for the 2017 Technoships, a unique research program in law and technology for first-year students.

The First-Year Technoship Program was developed to provide University of Ottawa law students with financial assistance, to cultivate mentoring relationships, and to offer an early opportunity to work with faculty members from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society on current research initiatives.



This program is exclusively reserved for first-year students in the English and French Common Law Programs as well as the Programme de droit canadien.


Program Details

Selected students will receive a research bursary of $1,000. Research will be carried out during the January and Winter semesters as coordinated by your supervisor (approximately 5 hours per week for 12 weeks, for a total of approximately 60 hours).

Around 20 technoships are available with Professors Jane Bailey, Jeremy de Beer, Karen Eltis, Elizabeth Judge, Michael Geist, Ian Kerr, Florian Martin-Bariteau, Chidi Oguamanam, and Teresa Scassa, as well as the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

This year, research topics include:

  • Sharing economy
  • Privacy
  • Trademarks
  • Cyberjustice - Law, technology & access to justice
  • Youth, technology & equality
  • Law and Robotics
  • Intelligence Law and Policy
  • Blockchain
  • Freedom of expression and the Internet
  • Secrets and Whistleblowers
  • Intellectual property and international development
  • Open innovation
  • Intellectual property and gender
  • Copyright
  • Digital economy
  • Telecom
  • Internet governance
  • Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge (Access and Benefit Sharing - ABS)


How to apply

Students can submit an application from October 28, 2016 (8:00 a.m.), to November 18, 2016 (6:00 p.m.) through the electronic form available at

Only applications submitted through this form will be considered.

Applicants must select all research topics of interest on the form. Research topics are provided for information purposes only. Supervisors may select more than one student for a given topic, and no students for others.

Applications should include a cover letter (max. 1 page) and a curriculum vitae. Applicants do not need to provide transcripts. Please submit one PDF document containing both your Cover Letter and CV with the document named using the format “Last name-first name.pdf”.

The ability to work in French and in English is considered an advantage.


Results will be announced before December 22, 2016.

For more information, please contact Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, at

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