Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food go to waste each year. The economic losses, and the impact of food waste on the environment are problems that we can no longer afford to ignore. Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray has been at the forefront of addressing sustainable food systems since 2016. She exposes the risks and impacts of food loss and waste, explaining the need for coordinated, global food waste reduction strategies.
International justice is at a critical juncture. There is a poignant need today for dialogue that transcends time and speaks to the universality of human rights. The Wallenberg Centre, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa presented the 2023 Elie Wiesel Distinguished Lectureship in Human Rights with Mr. Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as guest lecturer. Mr. Khan’s insights shed light on the challenges our world faces and the urgency for action against ongoing atrocities and human rights violations.
The University of Ottawa proudly hosts the 2024 Public Law Conference, gathering jurists from around the world under the theme “Rights, Duties, and Powers in Public Law.” As part of a series of international public law conferences, this significant event brings together participants from the academic, legal practice, and judicial spheres, providing an exceptional forum for common law jurists. From July 3 to 5, 2024, in Ottawa, the conference will highlight legal pluralism inspired by the Canadian experience.