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.
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
- Youth, technology & equality
- Data analysis
- 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.
Research Topics by Faculty
- Data analysis of Canadian court decisions
- Data analysis of international law
- Young People's Experiences Online
- AI and Human Rights
- AI and Sustainability
- 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
- Internet Regulation
- Online Harms
- Digital Policy in the Global South
- Platform Liability
- Net Neutrality
- 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)
- Responsible Innovation in AI
- Access to Justice
- Legal Ethics and Digital Technologies
Teresa Scassa (French-English bilingualism is an asset.)
- Privacy and data governance
- AI Regulation
- Digital Civil Liberties