Scholars at Risk uOttawa

Scholars at Risk Ottawa

Scholars at Risk uOttawa

The University of Ottawa and Carleton University joined the Scholars at Risk (SAR) network in 2014. They will co-host a scholar through the program based on one-year appointments.

Scholars at Risk is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities and promoting academic freedom worldwide. The network protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging positions of sanctuary at institutions in the network.

Help us in our efforts to promote human rights and academic freedom in welcoming scholars at risk and give them the freedom to pursue scholarship and research without discrimination, censorship, indimidation, or violence.

Jacques Gaudreau Graduate Scholarship in International Human Rights Law

Jacques Gaudreau Graduate Scholarship in International Human Rights Law

Jacques Gaudreau Graduate Scholarship in International Human Rights Law

The Jacques Gaudreau endowment fund was established in 1992 in memory of Jacques Gaudreau (1947-1989), an officer of the Department of External Affairs, by his friends, colleagues and family. Initially the fund was used to award one or two prizes on an annual basis to undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa with the most outstanding mark or essay in the area of international human rights law. In 2015 the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, unit responsible for the fund, requested to transform it into a graduate scholarship that would benefit outstanding students in the Faculty of Law.

The purpose of the fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate (Masters or PhD) student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.

Help us in our efforts to provide our students with exceptional learning opportunities!

Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)

Human Rights Research and Education Centre

Human Rights Research and Education Centre

In 1981, upon the initiative of Yvon Beaulne, Canada’s former Ambassador to the United Nations, and with the support of Gordon Fairweather, then Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the idea of a human rights centre at the University of Ottawa was born. The Centre strives to bring together educators, researchers and students from other disciplines based on the need to approach issues regarding human rights from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective, both in order to respect such rights and to explore that which they require in a complex, interconnected world. The HRREC benefits from a bilingual and bijuridical environment. The Centre privileges research, teaching and outreach partnerships, with academic units, governmental and civil society organizations.

Help us in our efforts to provide our students with exceptional learning opportunities, generate research breakthroughs, remain competitive globally and offer a unique bilingual educational and cultural environment!

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