Professor Teresa Scassa has been awarded the 2013-2014 Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Award for Academic Excellence. The prize will be bestowed at the annual CALT conference banquet on June 7, 2014, in Winnipeg.
“The CALT Prize for Academic Excellence honours exceptional contribution to research and law teaching by a Canadian law teacher in mid-career,” reads the CALT website. In addition to the Academic Excellence Award, CALT will also give out its Scholarly Paper Award, which recognizes the work of new scholars whose papers make a substantial contribution to legal literature, to Professor Eric Adams of the University of Alberta.
Prof. Scassa has been a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Information Law since 2007, leading numerous cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research projects and providing countless students with research assistantship opportunities through the large number of funding awards she has received. Held in high esteem by both her colleagues and her students, Prof. Scassa has pioneered new academic programs and professional training opportunities in Canada, and, through her CRC, funds the Faculty’s Public Interest Research Fellowships in Information Law. She is an active member of the law school’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and has played a key role in bolstering its impressive research program.
Congratulations to Prof. Scassa on this well-deserved recognition!