Osgoode Hall Law School’s impressive record of scholarship will be showcased at the 2014 Osgoode Research Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at bit.ly/osresearch. Use the event code: CELEBRATION.
The event, which is part of the Osgoode@125 celebrations marking the 125th anniversary this year of the law school’s founding in 1889, will feature opening remarks by Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin and Robert Haché, vice-president research and innovation, three panel discussions with Osgoode faculty, and the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons, the school’s new open-access institutional repository.
Osgoode has become the first law school in Canada to provide free online access to its legal scholarship. “The Osgoode Digital Commons is part of the law school’s commitment to better preserve, organize and disseminate research — from research articles published by Osgoode faculty to guest lectures, conference proceedings, theses, even videos and photo galleries,” says Osgoode’s Chief Law Librarian Louis Mirando, who has spearheaded the Digital Commons project and will speak at the event.
The Osgoode Research Celebration – organized by the school’s research office under the direction of Professor Carys Craig, associate dean, research and institutional relations – is an annual event that draws attention to Osgoode as a hub of intellectual activity. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Forging a Just and Sustainable World.”
“We are extremely proud of our talented and hard-working faculty and graduate students with their ambitious and ground-breaking research agendas,” says Craig. “This is a terrific occasion for us to recognize their efforts and celebrate their accomplishments. It is also a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase and share the results of Osgoode research with colleagues and students across the University and beyond. Our rapid-fire panel presentations will focus on strategies for the dissemination and mobilization of knowledge in furtherance of a just and sustainable world, which reflects Osgoode’s commitment to producing research that makes a difference.”
Haché says the University is “delighted to celebrate Osgoode Hall Law School’s 125th anniversary – an incredible accomplishment and growing testament to its strengths and successes in education, research and training, global outreach and community engagement in the legal profession.”
He notes that the Osgoode Research Celebration’s theme, Forging a Just and Sustainable World, is “one of the six comprehensive research strengths referenced in the Strategic Research Plan. We invite the York community to join us for this celebration.”
The Osgoode Research Celebration will take place on Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30pm in Room 2027 of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Ignat Kaneff Building.