Call for applications for the 2022 Technoships

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is happy to launch the call for applications for the 2022 Technoships, a unique research training program in technology law, ethics and policy for first-year students.

The First-Year Technoship Program was developed to provide University of Ottawa first-year students with financial assistance, to cultivate mentoring relationships, and to offer an early opportunity to work with Faculty members from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society on current research initiatives.



This program is exclusively reserved for first-year students.


Program Details

Selected students will receive a research bursary of $1,000. Training activities and research will be carried out during the January and Winter semesters as coordinated by your mentor/supervisor (for a total of approximately 60 hours of activities).

For Winter 2022, Technoships will be available with Professors Wolfgang Alschner, Jane Bailey, Kelly Bronson, Elizabeth Dubois, Colleen Flood, Michael Geist, Florian Martin-Bariteau, Jason Millar, Teresa Scassa, and Amy Salyzyn.

Research topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Privacy 
  • Youth, technology & equality 
  • Blockchain 
  • Data analysis 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Telecom 
  • Online harms
  • Legal Technologies


How to apply

Students shall submit their application before November 28, 2021 (11:59 PM EST) through the electronic form.

Only applications submitted through this form will be considered.

Applicants must select all research topics of interest on the form. Research topics are provided for information purposes only. Supervisors may select more than one student for a given topic, and no students for others.

Applications should include a cover letter (max. 1 page) and a curriculum vitae. Applicants do not need to provide transcripts. Please submit one PDF document containing both your Cover Letter and CV with the document named using the format “Last name-first name.pdf”.

Results will be announced by mid-December.


More information

For more details, an FAQ page is available. You can also contact the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at


Research Topics by Faculty


Wolfgang Alschner

  • Data analysis of Canadian court decisions
  • Data analysis of international law

Jane Bailey

  • Young People's Experiences Online
  • AI and Human Rights

Kelly Bronson

  • AI and Sustainability

Elizabeth Dubois

  • Online harassment of political journalists
  • Global Journalism Innovation (policy impacts of academic explanatory journalism)
  • Wonks and War Rooms Podcast
  • Political Communication and AI

Colleen Flood & Michael Da Silva

  • AI and Healthcare

Michael Geist

  • Internet Regulation 
  • Online Harms 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Digital Policy in the Global South
  • Platform Liability 
  • Net Neutrality
  • Privacy
  • AI regulation

Florian Martin-Bariteau (French-English bilingualism is an asset.) 

  • AI Regulation and Governance
  • Blockchain (cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, NFTs)
  • Privacy / Vie privée
  • Cybersecurity (whistleblowers, hackers)

Jason Millar

  • Responsible Innovation in AI

Amy Salyzyn

  • Access to Justice
  • Legal Ethics and Digital Technologies

Teresa Scassa (French-English bilingualism is an asset.)

  • Privacy and data governance
  • AI Regulation

CIPPIC | Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic

  • Copyright 
  • Digital Civil Liberties 
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