Gloria Song
Gloria Song
Ph.D. Candidate in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa


Research Interests

  • Access to justice
  • Gender-based violence
  • Feminism
  • Arctic governance

Gloria Song is a Ph.D. candidate in law, studying under Dr. Angela Cameron and Dr. Jackie Dawson as part of the Environment, Society and Policy Group research team at the University of Ottawa. Her doctoral research focuses on access to justice in Nunavut, with a focus on housing insecurity and gender-based violence. Gloria formerly practiced as a poverty lawyer for the Legal Services Board of Nunavut while she was lived in Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut, and has been serving as the access to justice coordinator for the Law Society of Nunavut for over five years, supporting the law society's public legal education projects on access to justice and gender-based violence in Nunavut.

Gloria has had the privilege of working on access to justice issues in gender-based violence in other jurisdictions as well, including at the Legal Assistance Centre's Gender Research and Advocacy Project in Windhoek, Namibia as part of the Canadian Bar Association's Young Lawyers International Program; and in Georgetown, Guyana as the research award recipient through the International Development Research Centre's Governance and Justice program. 

For the past four years, Gloria has also been working as a policy analyst with Polar Knowledge Canada (formerly the Canadian Polar Commission), managing the federal agency's international and Antarctic research engagement portfolio, and advancing international polar research collaboration by implementing the Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation.

Gloria clerked at the Federal Court for the Honourable Mr. Justice Leonard Mandamin, the first Indigenous judge to serve on the federal bench in Canada. In 2018, Gloria was the recipient of the Shirley Greenberg Scholarship in feminist law. She is also the recipient of SSHRC's Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Her previous degrees include a Master of Laws (University of Ottawa), juris doctor law degree (Osgoode Hall), and a Honours Bachelor degree in Communication with a concentration in Political Science (University of Ottawa).