Daphne Gilbert
Daphne Gilbert
Full Professor

B.A. (Hon.)(Manitoba
LL.B. (Manitoba)
LL.M. (Yale)

57 Louis Pasteur St., Room BRS 426
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3306
Office: 613-562-5124


Professor Gilbert specializes in teaching criminal and constitutional law, including courses in Criminal Law and Procedure, American Constitutional Law, and Advanced Sexual Assault law.  She has also taught a course on Animals and the Law. Her research interests lie primarily in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with a particular emphasis on equality rights, reproductive rights, medical assistance in dying (MAiD), sexual violence, and safe sport/abuse in sport. Her most recent work considers best practices in codes of conduct that focus on sexual violence, with a particular emphasis on sexual violence and abuse in all levels of sport in Canada.  She has also recently written on the impact of conscience protections on access to contraception, abortion and MAiD in Canada.  She joined the Faculty at University of Ottawa after obtaining an LLM from Yale University as a Fulbright and SSHRC scholar. She clerked for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer at the Supreme Court of Canada and Mr. Justice Robertson at the Federal Court of Appeal.  She is President of the Board of “Women Help Women”, an international abortion service provider.  She also sits on the Boards of Dying with Dignity Canada and Fòs Feminista.