Centre for Law, Technology and Society Awarded SSHRC Grant
The Centre for Law, Technology and Society was awarded an “Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences” grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The grant was awarded to professors Teresa Scassa and Mistrale Goudreau , as well as Madelaine Saginur , Executive Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society .
Professor Teresa Scassa, the principal applicant, as well as Professor Mistrale Goudreau of the Civil Law Section and Madelaine Saginur, Executive Director of the Centre for Technology and Law, were successful in obtaining a grant which will partially fund a workshop in May 2012 entitled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Intellectual Property Law.” This two-day workshop will bring together scholars from various disciplines, including law, anthropology, translation, political science, criminology, sociology, English, communications, information and media studies, visual arts, human kinetics and medicine. Participants will reflect on the theme of multidisciplinarity in emerging intellectual property, a field which has evolved as a site of contention over what it means to think, to create and to participate in culture and society. Papers presented at the workshop will be published in a peer-reviewed book that will be the first collection of its kind in Canada.