The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Faculty member Prof. Jane Bailey and Associate member Prof. Suzie Dunn were named by Women and Gender Equality Canada as members of the Canadian delegation for the UN Commission on the Status of Women meetings in New York, which ran from March 6-17, 2023.
With the world celebrating International Women’s Day early in March, the United Nations convened its annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment to address the specific need to strengthen women and girls’ inclusion in innovation and technology. The priority theme this year is innovation and technological change and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Professor Jane Bailey is a Faculty member at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and a Full Professor of Law within the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. Her research focuses on the impact of evolving technology on equality, privacy, freedom of expression and multiculturalism. She is the co-leader of The eQuality Project, a $2.5 million 7-year SSHRC funded partnership initiative focused on young people’s experiences with digital technologies and the impact of corporate profiling practices on young people and their relationships. She leads the project stream focused on technology-facilitated violence.
Professor Suzie Dunn is an Associate member of the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society and an Assistant Professor of Law at Dalhousie University. She is also a PhD in Law candidate at the Centre, under the supervision of Prof. Jane Bailey. She was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship for her PhD research. Her research centers on the intersections of gender, equality, technology and the law, with a specific focus the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces.
Congratulations to Prof. Bailey and Prof. Dunn!