Dr. Elizabeth Dubois, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and a CLTS Faculty Member, received, with Dr. Taylor Owen (McGill University), a Canada History Fund grant to run the Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge, a call for proposals for projects examining the uses and impacts of digital media in the 2019 Canadian Federal Election.
Dr Amy Salyzyn has received a Justice and technology research grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) for a two-year project that will examine how the public reads and understands complex court documents.
Dr. Jason Millar, a Faculty member of the Centre, has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Situated in the Faculty of Engineering, this unique SSHRC-funded Chair will enable Dr. Millar to further develop his interdisciplinary research bringing ethics and policy considerations to bear on the engineering of emerging robotics and AI.
As part of the upcoming uOttawa IMPACT Forum, CLTS Faculty members and eQuality leaders Prof. Jane Bailey and Dr. Valerie Steeves propose a set of recommendations to ensure that Canada’s Digital Strategy includes measures to meaningfully and comprehensively address gender-based technology-facilitated violence, and discrimination and harassment.
Faculty members Ian Kerr and Teresa Scassa have been appointed to the Government of Canada’s new Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, joining a prestigious group of leading Canadian researchers and business executives to provide advice on how Canada can become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) advancements while ensuring that AI policy and practice reflect Canadian values.
The Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, received a Measuring Impacts & Progress grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario to investigate access to justice issues in consumer standard form contracts. The team at CIPPIC is excited to be tackling this important access to justice issue that impacts all Canadian consumers in the digital age.
Today, on March 29, 2019, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) intervened before the Supreme Court of Canada in Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc. The outcome of this case, which addresses “Crown copyright”, will impact many mass digitization projects and open government initiatives.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, the director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society and an Assistant Professor within the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law, has been awarded the Common Law Section 2018-2019 Emergent Researcher Award by the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law.
The Centre for Law, Technology and Society celebrates another successful year at the 17th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot. Almut MacDonald, Jessica Pugliese, and Spencer Malthouse, coached by Professor Jeremy de Beer, brought home a second-place finish. The achievements of this year’s Oxford team affirm a long-standing tradition of international IP mooting success for the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) team.