The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that on Friday, 17th April 2020, Uchenna F. Ugwu successfully defended her PhD in Law thesis titled “Harnessing the Multilateral Patent and Plant Variety Protection Regimes to Advance Food Security: Implications of the EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement,” and written under the supervision by CLTS Faculty members, Professor Chidi Oguamanam and Professor Jeremy de Beer.
The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that two of its Faculty members have received tenure and are being promoted to the rank of Associate Professors on May 1st, 2020: Dr Wolfgang Alschner, and Dr Florian Martin-Bariteau.
The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to welcome 49 fellows as part of the 2020 edition of its flagship program of Technoships, a unique research training program in technology law, ethics and policy for first-year students.
The University of Ottawa and Scotiabank announced the creation of a new Initiative that will define problems and identify solutions to essential issues related to ethical AI and technology development. The AI + Society Initiative will be led by Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.
Six students working with Faculty members at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society are among the grant recipients from the University of Ottawa’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program for 2018: Omair Jafrani, Kate Kim, Alicia Cooke, James Howe, Colby Georgson and Nadia Ackah.
As part of Giving Tuesday 2020, the University of Ottawa is announcing the creation of the Kerr Fellows program to bring the very best students from around the world to the University of Ottawa and link a generation of new leaders to Ian R. Kerr and his legacy. Each year, Kerr Fellows will be supported with a $25,000 scholarship from the Ian R. Kerr Memorial Fund, additional financial support from the University of Ottawa, a travel stipend to attend conferences, and a guaranteed placement in their field of study within the technology law internship program.
CLTS faculty member Dr. Michael Geist has been awarded an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to investigate new ways Canada can protect freedom of expression while addressing risks of online harm.
CLTS Faculty members Dr. Teresa Scassa, Dr. Amy Salyzyn, Prof. Jena McGill and Dr. Suzanne Bouclin have publicly released “Improving Privacy Practices for Legal Apps: A Best Practices Guide”, a new handbook for developers and practitioners.
Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Céline Castets-Renard (Civil Law Section) and Prof. Vivek Krishnamurthy (Common Law Section) as Faculty members, as well as of Dr. Karine Gentelet (UQO) as an Associate Member.
It is with enormous grief and sadness that we announce that our dear friend, colleague, and world-widely renowned law and technology expert, Dr. Ian Kerr passed away on August 27, 2019 due to complications arising from cancer.