The University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society is Canada’s leading research hub for law, ethics and policy surrounding technology, gathering, in an interdisciplinary setting, 24 full-time Faculty members from the Faculties of Law, Social Sciences, Arts, and Engineering, and more than 100 researchers and students.
Founded in 2009, the Centre is a unique cluster, home to four Canada Research Chairs in the law, ethics and policy of technology, two Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded Partnership Grants related to privacy, access to justice, equity, inclusion, innovation and development in the digital age. Hugely involved policy making, in Canada and worldwidely, the Centre is also the home of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, a unique legal clinic – first and only Canadian public interest technology law clinic – that has been defending the digital rights and freedom of expression since 2003.
Our members have presented and published their research, for diverse audiences, in Canada and all over the world. They appear almost every day in local, national and international news outlet, notably to ensure a better dissemination of academic research and a greater impact for the Canadian society.