Inclusive Research

The 4th Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law

Inclusive Research

In the fall of 2021, the Faculty of Law’s Common Law Section hosted the 4th Annual Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law. Building on the recent Autumn School tradition of bringing established scholars together with emerging researchers and students to discuss the hows and whys of research in law, this most recent school was centred around the expansive topic of inclusive research.

The 4th Autumn School was organized by the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and made possible through the support of the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, the Research Centre on the Future of Cities, and the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section. 

Cintia Quiroga and Penelope Simons join with Dr. Martine Lagacé, Associate Vice-President of Research Promotion and Development at the University of Ottawa to set the stage for the 4th Autumn School.

“Research can perpetuate oppression and power structures and dynamics. Yet research has the power to give voice, to bring peoples’ lived experiences forth, to mirror life and spark deep reflection. We can elaborate meaningful questions and point to the truth, and in doing so open up a new world.”  

Cintia Quiroga, Assistant Dean Research, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

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Below is a list of all of the sessions from the 4th Autumn School. Videos of each of the sessions will become available over the course of the winter and spring, so check back often.

06-20-22 | Aboriginal Law, Methodology School, Research methodology

Indigenous Research Methodologies

Professor Aimée Craft of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law leads an in-depth discussion of Indigenous research methodologies, exploring what “Indigenous research” really means. She sheds light on specific approaches to research with, for and by Indigenous communities, paying special attention to the ethical questions, community dynamics, relationships and concepts of reciprocity that must be taken into account to create effective research methodologies.

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03-14-22 | Methodology School, Research Experience, Research methodology

The role of Critical Race Theory in designing anti-racist and inclusive research

Professor Jamie Liew, Professor Joshua Sealy-Harrington, and Professor Constance Backhouse explore Critical Race Theory approaches and methodologies from multiple perspectives, uncovering the benefits and challenges that can come from developing a community of scholars willing to push back against dominant narratives about race.

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02-25-22 | Methodology School, Research Experience, Research methodology

The 4th Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law: Inclusive Research

In the fall of 2021, the Faculty of Law’s Common Law Section hosted the 4th Annual Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law.

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02-25-22 | Methodology School, Research Experience, Research methodology

Drawing inspiration from our stories of the past: Exploring methodologies for inclusive research

Dr. Boulou Ebanda de B’beri, uOttawa’s Special Advisor on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence, opened the second day of the 4th…

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Nov 25 - 2

Collaborative, Inclusive, Engaged Research: Working with Diverse Communities

Professor Jude Mary Cénat of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences joins, from the Faculty of Law, Professor Eva Ottawa of the Civil Law Section, and Professors François Larocque and Delphine Nakache of the Common Law Section, for a round-table discussion on different approaches to doing research with diverse communities. From research abroad with communities in Africa to research in liminal spaces with communities of refugees and immigrants, to research in Canada with racialized or Indigenous communities and linguistic minorities, the panelists draw on their own rich experiences to discuss a variety of approaches to making diverse communities feel valued and recognized in research studies in which they play a part.

Presentations by Jude Mary Cénat, Eva Ottawa, François Larocque and Delphine Nakache
Moderated by Cintia Quiroga and Marie-Eve Sylvestre

VIDEO COMING SOON (in French)

Nov 23 - 1B

Prioritizing research methodologies that amplify voices

Professor Emmanuelle Bernheim of the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law explores how researchers can bring a renewed social context to their work to help unmask and represent marginalized voices that are frequently overlooked and forgotten in academic research. Drawing on her own experience in working on access to justice for marginalized communities, Professor Bernheim examines not only the methodologies that make this kind of research possible, but the spirit that must be present to make it effective.

Presentation by Emmanuelle Bernheim
Moderated by Delphine Nakache and Cintia Quiroga

VIDEO COMING SOON (in French)

Nov 26 - 1

International Perspectives: Multi-situated Research Methodologies

Adjunct Professor Éléonore Fournier-Tombs and Professor Céline Castets-Renard of the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law discuss how they conceptualized research methodologies that allowed them to work and collect data across multiple sites in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In the context of a project that traced the evolution of COVID-19 through the use of artificial intelligence technologies in Senegal and Mali, they explain how they developed novel methodologies to effectively collect data, while navigating and understanding the ethical, socio-political, cultural and legal issues that accompany the use of cutting-edge AI technologies in these settings.

Presentations by Éléonore Fournier-Tombs and Céline Castets-Renard
Moderated by Jennifer Quaid and Cintia Quiroga

VIDEO COMING SOON (in French)

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