Four Osgoode professors receive awards

Osgoode Professors Carys Craig, Ikechi Mgbeoji, Roxanne Mykitiuk and Poonam Puri have received three of the five curriculum development awards presented this year by the Centre for Innovation Law & Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Each year, the centre, established in 1999, provides grants and awards to Ontario law schools to support teaching, research and policy analysis in the field of innovation law and policy.

Above, left to right: Carys Craig, Ikechi Mgbeoji, Roxanne Mykitiuk and Poonam Puri

Craig and Mgbeoji received $9,997.50 for the development of a new course on the international aspects of intellectual property law. Mykitiuk received $5,000 toward preparation of a new part-time master of laws course in health law and Puri received $4,100 to enhance the Business Associations course. Mgbeoji has also been awarded one of five $10,000 faculty research grants awarded this year by the centre. 

For Craig, this was not the only recent honour. She also received Queen’s University’s David Watson Memorial Award for her article, “Locke, Labour and Limiting the Author’s Right: A Warning against a Lockean Approach to Copyright Law”, which appeared in Volume 28 of the Queen’s Law Journal. The award, created in memory of a past editor-in-chief, is given annually for the article in the journal that is judged to make the most significant contribution to legal scholarship.

More about the Centre for Innovation Law & Policy

The Centre for Innovation Law & Policy is an academic centre located in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. It is devoted to the study of innovation law and policy. Broadly speaking, “innovation law and policy” means the law, institutions and policies that affect, or are affected by, the development of technology. Innovation policy considers the wealth effects and social challenges created by human inventiveness. The centre supports teaching, research and policy analysis. Its research priorities include intellectual property law and economics, telecommunications policies and regulations, electronic commerce and the Internet, the social and ethical issues presented by biotechology and other technologies and the financing and governance of innovative ventures.