The Centre engaged in a $2.5 Million SSHRC Partnership Grant on Artificial Intelligence and Cyberjustice

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS) is delighted to announced that Faculty members Jane Bailey, Florian Martin-Bariteau and Amy Salyzyn, as well as Associate Member Jacquelyn Burkell, are co-investigators on a strategic $2.5 Million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) on Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies.


Titled “Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies,” the 6-year partnership will leverage artificial intelligence to prevent and resolve conflicts, to the benefit of justice stakeholders and access to justice. Beside the $2.5 million from SSHRC, the project will receive $4.3 million from various partners of the project to carry out 16 research projects.

The project brings together a team of 45 researchers and 42 partners representing the world’s leading research centres on the implementation and use of technologies in the field of justice, litigants and legal professionals, and main users and purveyors of artificial intelligence for justice in Canada.


Led by Université de Montréal’s Karim Benyekhlef, director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory, the Partnership includes Jane Bailey, a CLTS Faculty member and a Full Professor in the Common Law Section, Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, the CLTS Director and an Assistant Professor in the Common Law Section, Dr. Amy Salyzyn, a CLTS Faculty member and an Associate Professor in the Common Law Section, and Dr. Jacquelyn Burkell, a CLTS Associate Member and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.

Beyond being part of the team, it should be noted that each of our researchers have been given leadership positions in the Partnership. Jane Bailey and Jacquelyn Burkell will co-lead the Working Group 3 on “Governance and Policy,” while Amy Salyzyn and Florian Martin-Bariteau are responsible for different research subprojects.

Moreover, the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society is an institutional partner of the Partnership, and will commit resources to ensure its success and an optimal knowledge dissemination strategy. The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa is also an institutional partner.


Congratulations to Professors Bailey, Martin-Bariteau, Salyzyn, and Burkell!

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