The Centre is home to one of the largest concentrations of environmental law professors of any law school in Canada, with areas of expertise including water law, toxic torts, environmental justice, sustainable food law, international trade, economic instruments biotechnology and aboriginal law.
The Institute of the Environment (IE) is the University’s hub for environmental sustainability-related research, teaching and other activities.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) is a cross-faculty Institute at the University of Ottawa exploring the links between science, society and policy.
Mitacs is committed to fostering policy leadership among Canada’s researchers and we have worked to identify ways to integrate academic research and evidence-informed policy-making with federal and provincial governments. In collaboration with Canada’s research and policy communities, Mitacs has established the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship, the first initiative of its kind in Canada.
Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) North is a deep-dive, immersive introduction to science, policy, and societal impacts. Students spend one week at the ISSP at the University of Ottawa (Ontario) and at Concordia University in Montreal (Québec), developing skills that will help them understand and succeed in their endeavours at the intersection of science and society.