On March 29, nine research centres and institutes at the University of Ottawa will co-host a one-day conference on the Rouleau Commission Report. Bringing together leading experts from the University of Ottawa in the fields of law, politics, public administration, economics, criminology, sociology, communications, technology and health, the Conference aims to contribute to the public conversation about the convoy, the declaration of emergency, and the robustness of Canada’s constitutional democracy.
Theories are developed by researchers to explain phenomena, draw connections, and make predictions. A theoretical framework can serve as a roadmap for developing the direction that a research inquiry will take. In this video, Professor Alvaro Pires, Canada Research Chair in Legal Traditions and Penal Rationality, explores how theories can guide researchers, while also examining some of the challenges and benefits that emergining researchers may encounter in applying theoretical frameworks to their work.
On the final day of the 4th Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law, Professors Suzanne Bouclin and Aimée Craft of the Common Law Section joined with Professor Sarah Berger Richardson of the Civil Law Section to talk about their experiences using creative methods of knowledge mobilization, particularly the use video, to share their research.
Dr. Steffany Bennett, uOttawa Special Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion, and Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, opened the third day of the 4th Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law by recounting some of the University of Ottawa’s campus-wide efforts to integrate EDI principles into our research ecosystem.