Professor of Law and Co-Leader of The eQuality Project, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

I am a Full Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa where I conduct research and teach about the intersections of law, technology and equality. I co-lead The eQuality Project, a 7-year SSHRC funded partnership of researchers, educators, advocates, civil society groups, and policymakers who are interested in examining the impact of online commercial profiling on children’s identities and social relationships. Among my proudest professional achievements are co-leading The eGirls Project (with Valerie Steeves), creating and teaching a first-year law course called Cyberfeminism and, appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Jarvis voyeurism case. I received the Canadian Bar Association’s 2015 Ramon John Hnatyshyn award for outstanding contributions to Canadian law and legal scholarship and was named a Member of the New College of the Royal Society of Canada in 2016. I have presented my work on privacy concerns arising from education technology, tech-facilitated violence against women and girls, youth perspectives on online defamation, and girls’ experiences with privacy and equality in online social networks at local, national and international conferences, and in invited testimony before numerous parliamentary committees. In fall 2018 I was a Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University and at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Law and Co-Leader of The eQuality Project, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Education

  • 2002 
    University of Toronto, Law

Honours

Member of the New College of the Royal Society of Canada