Call for applications for the 2020 « Technoships »

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is happy to launch the call for applications for the 2020 Technoships, a unique research training program in technology law, ethics and policy for first-year students.

The First-Year Technoship Program was developed to provide University of Ottawa first-year 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.


Program Details

Selected students will receive a research bursary of $1,000. Training activities and research will be carried out during the January and Winter semesters as coordinated by your mentor/supervisor (for a total of approximately 60 hours of activities).

This year, approximatively 30 technoships are available with Professors Wolfgang Alschner, Jane Bailey, Jeremy de Beer, Céline Castets-Renard, Elizabeth Dubois, Michael Geist, Vivek Krishnamurthy, Florian Martin-Bariteau, Jason Millar, Chidi Oguamanam, Marina Pavlović, Amy Salyzyn and Teresa Scassa, as well as CIPPIC.

This year, research topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Privacy
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Youth, technology & equality
  • Blockchain
  • Data analysis
  • Secrets and Whistleblowers
  • Intellectual property
  • Telecom
  • Traditional Knowledge/Access and Benefits Sharing
  • Cybersecurity


How to apply

Students shall submit their application before November 24, 2019 (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 by mid-December.

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

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