Call for applications for the 2023 Technoships

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Please note this competition is closed.

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is happy to launch the call for applications for the 2023 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 2023,  Technoships will be available with Professors Jane Bailey, Kelly Bronson, Jeremy de Beer, Colleen Flood, Michael Geist, Karine Getelet, Vivek Krishnamurthy (CIPPIC), Florian Martin-Bariteau, Jason Millar, David Murakami Wood, Chidi Oguamanam, Marina Pavlović, Amy Salyzyn, & Teresa Scassa.  

Research topics include: 

  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Blockchain 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Copyright 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Digital trade 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • International Trade 
  • Legal Technologies 
  • Online harms 
  • Platform regulation 
  • Privacy 
  • Surveillance 
  • Telecommunications 
  • Traditional knowledge 
  • Youth, technology & equality 


How to apply

Students shall submit their application before November 25, 2022 (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

In collaboration with the Law and Technology Student Society, the Centre for Law, Technology and Society will host an information session about the program on November 10, 2022, at 11:30 am. 

Click here to register and receive connection details


Research Topics by Faculty 

Jane Bailey 

  • Young people and technology, including tech facilitated violence 
  • Technology and human rights (eg AI, consent, law enforcement)  

Kelly Bronson 

  • Development of a draft "charter" on the uses of artificial intelligence at borders, specifically at they might affect vulnerable food workers (temporary foreign workers) 
  • Planning a design methods workshop to think through the potential value of digital innovations (including AI) for small-scale and biodiverse farms in the Outaouais region  

Jeremy de Beer 

  • Intellectual property 
  • International trade 
  • Technology innovation 

Colleen Flood

  • Regulation of health-related AI: Comparing how different countries govern medical devices with AI 

Michael Geist

  • Digital policy 
  • E-commerce 
  • Intellectual property 
  • Digital trade 
  • Privacy 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Online harms 
  • Telecom 
  • Copyright 
  • Internet platform regulation 
  • AI and online harms regulation 

Karine Gentelet 

  • Digital data Sovereignty and First Peoples 

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

  • Copyright 
  • Privacy law 
  • Platform regulation 

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

  • AI Regulation and Governance 
  • Blockchain (cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, NFTs) 
  • Privacy / Vie privée 
  • Cybersecurity (whistleblowers, security researchers, hackers) 
  • Cyberjustice and Digitalization of the Justice System (AI, remote tools, etc.) 
  • Live coding, algorithmic art, copyright and performers rights 
  • Online safety, harms and the security of self  

Jason Millar 

  • Robotics and AI regulation 
  • Regulation of automated mobility systems 

David Murakami Wood

  • Law, policy and prestige smart city projects (Saudi Arabia, Honduras, USA)  
  • Environment and surveillance  

Chidi Oguamanam

  • Traditional knowledge 
  • Intellectual Property 

Marina Pavlović

  • Consumer rights 
  • Technology policy  
  • Telecommunications 
  • Digital contracts 

Amy Salyzyn

  • Access to Justice 
  • Legal Ethics and Digital Technologies  

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

  • Privacy law  
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Electronic monitoring of employees 
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