Intellectual properties

Canada Research Chair (CRC) Rosemary Coombe was the happy recipient of a framed certificate from the prime minister of Canada, delivered to her recently by York VP Research & Innovation Stan Shapson.

CRC in law, communications and culture and professor in the Division of Social Science, Coombe has written a definitive book entitled The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties. She has been dedicating her research to the study of intellectual property in the Faculty of Arts as part of a research team whose program is a flagship of the University’s Strategic Research Plan. The program crosses the disciplines of comparative political economy, international studies, communications, cultural studies, sustainability and law and society.

Coombe will continue to examine intellectual property rights within the context of culture and globalization, and to develop guidelines for new laws protecting ownership.