uOttawa Media Calendar: March 14 to April 11

Students on campus
Here are highlights of the events taking place at the University of Ottawa from March 14 to April 11, 2023:

March 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Screening of the film Monsieur Lazhar with Director Philippe Falardeau
The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) invites you to a screening of the film Monsieur Lazhar with Director and Faculty of Social Sciences alumnus Philippe Falardeau in attendance.

March 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reproductive Rights in Brazil: Current Situation and Future Perspectives
This talk will focus on the current situation of women’s rights in Brazil, showing the setbacks that occurred during the Bolsonaro administration, with special attention to reproductive rights, as well as perspectives on the future.

March 21
COVID-19 vaccination within Black communities
This conference will provide an overview of the immunization situation within Black communities; to discuss barriers related to vaccination against COVID-19 and other diseases; and discuss strategies and programs that are implemented to mitigate vaccine hesitancy in Black communities.

Towards linguistic resilience
A discussion aiming to demystify the concept and understand its application in education in Nova Scotia's Acadian communities, and francophone contexts in other parts of Canada.

March 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Right to Clean Water: The Long Road to Action and Reconciliation
In celebration of World Water Day, this conference discusses Indigenous rights to clean waters, the path forward to Reconciliation and ensuring that Canada lives up to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

March 22-25

uOttawa LeClair Metaverse Moot
Finalists will argue, in the metaverse, before our expected Tribunal made up of Justice Waddilove, Retired Justice Binnie, and the Honourable Barry Leon, former Justice of the ECCC of BVI.  (uOttawa’s Faculty of Law takes moot trials to the metaverse - 2022)

March 23 from 4:30 p.m.
Medical AI: Regulatory and Ethical Challenges
A conversation on the ethical and regulatory challenges for the deployment of AI in healthcare. 

March 28, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Education in/ for the Risk Society: Dealing with uncertainties in times of climate change
Speakers will address an important challenge for education in/ for a Risk Society; that is, how can education help people to develop the ability to perceive, evaluate, and make decisions in the face of (often uncertain) risks, especially during the current climate crisis? 

March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Deconstructing the public response to the convoy
Join us for this one-day conference featuring the university’s leading experts in the fields of law, politics, public administration, economics, criminology, sociology, communications, tech and health, as we deconstruct the Rouleau Commission’s findings and recommendations.

April 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Data for Good: Redefining the boundaries of privacy and the public interest
Join us for a conversation with new Privacy Practitioner-in-Residence Chantal Bernier on how to redefine the boundaries of privacy and public interest in data collection.

April 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Regulating Big Data in Agriculture
Join us for a conversation on the datafication of agriculture and the need for governance and regulatory frameworks to support social justice in the collection and uses of farm data.

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