Call for applications for the 2019 « Technoships »

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is happy to launch the call for applications for the 2019 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.

If most position are reserved for students enrolled in the Faculty of Law, for the first time, this year, some positions are also open to students in the Faculties of Arts and Engineering.


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).

This year, approximatively 30 technoships are available with Professors Wolfgang Alschner, Jane Bailey, Jeremy de Beer, Elizabeth Dubois, Michael Geist, Ian Kerr, Florian Martin-Bariteau, Jason Millar, Chidi Oguamanam, and Teresa Scassa, as well as the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

This year, research topics include:

  • Smart Cities
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Privacy
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Youth, technology & equality
  • Blockchain
  • Robotics
  • Data analysis
  • Legal tech
  • Secrets and Whistleblowers
  • Intellectual property and international development
  • Copyright
  • Telecom
  • Traditional Knowledge/Access and Benefits Sharing
  • Cybersecurity


How to apply

Students shall submit their application before November 23, 2018 (11:59 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”.


Results will be announced before the end of December.

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

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