Walter Owen Book Prize Winners

ALBERTA
  • Marint Olszynski and Robert Hamilton
    $10,000

    “Preventing piecemeal infringement of Aboriginal and treaty rights: A duty to assess and manage cumulative effects?”

  • Rudiger Tscherning
    $5,027

    “Jurisdiction for climate adaptation of critical public utilities infrastructure in Canada”

BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Gerry Ferguson
    $10,000

    “Reforming Canada’s sentencing laws: The need for a permanent sentencing advisory council”

MANITOBA
  • Dr. Richard Jochelson
    $9,063

    “Jury comprehension of Canadian judicial changes in criminal law”

NEW BRUNSWICK
  • Norman Siebrasse
    $5,605

    “Patent law in Canada: Infringement and novelty”

  • Hilary A.N. Young
    $5,000

    “Defamation Injunctions in the Internet age”

ONTARIO
  • Maria Banda
    $10,000

    “Private climate governance in Canada: Empirical analysis and legal implications”

  • Stephanie Ben-Ishai
    $7,500

    “Confronting Canadian criminal justice debt”

  • Yan Campagnolo
    $5,000

    « Démystifier et repenser le secret ministériel »

  • Karen Eltis
    $5,000

    “Revisiting freedom of expression and extra-territorial jurisdiction in the digital age”

  • Richard Moon
    $5,000

    “Street speech: Public demonstrations in the Internet era”

  • France Morrissette
    $5,000

    « La compatibilité du mécanisme de règlement des différends de L’AECG »

  • Simon Stern
    $5,016

    “What is a Section 8 Search”

QUEBEC
  • Olivier Barsalou
    $5,000

    “International environmental law in an era of globalized waste”

  • Rosalie Jukier
    $5,000

    “Good faith in contract: A judicial dialogue between common law Canada and Quebec”

  • Benjamin Lehaire
    $5,250

    « Monographie en droit économique de l’innovation au Canada »

  • Clarrise N’Kaa and Maryse Guenette
    $5,000

    « Projet pilote de mise en place d’un protocole pré-judiciare dans la résolution des conflits découlant d’un contrat de consommation »

  • Vincent Ranger
    $10,000

    « La responsabilité civile de l’État au Québec »

SASKATCHEWAN
  • Jason MacLean
    $5,000

    “Dunsmuir, Doré, and indefeasible deference: Is Canadian administrative law doomed?”

  • Lucinda Ann Vandervort
    $10,000

    “Sexual Consent, the rule of law, and the administration of justice: bridging the communication gap between the academy and the squad car, the prosecutor’s office and the court house”

ALBERTA
  • Jassmine Girgis, University of Calgary
    $7,000

    “Three Statutory Components by One Threshold: Why Does the Oppression Remedy Need Three Tests?”

  • Jonnette Watson Hamilton, University of Calgary
    $5,000

    “Resolving Disability-Based Human Rights Claims in Residential Tenancy Disputes”

BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Gerry Ferguson, University of Victoria
    $10,000

    “Best Practices for Corporate Lawyers in Respect to Due Diligence and Risk Assessments Against Corrupt Practices in International Business Transactions”

MANITOBA
  • Dr. K. Kenyon, Dr. R. Garcia and Dr. C. Brolan, Global College, University of Winnipeg
    $4,400

    “Court as a Health and Well-Being Intervention: An Empirical Analysis of the Socio-Legal Implications of Vancouver’s Downtown Community Court”

NEW BRUNSWICK
  • Dr. Janet Austin, University of New Brunswick
    $5,000

    “The Impact of Whistle Blowing Awards on Ponzi Schemes”

ONTARIO
  • Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Osgoode Hall Law School
    $10,000

    “Bankruptcy for Canadian Cannabis Companies”

  • Jabeur Fathaliy, Faculty of Civil Law – University of Ottawa
    $5,542

    « Le testament autochtone a la lumiere du droit canadien et du droit international »

  • Elliot Goldstein
    $5,000

    “A Portable Guide to Video Surveillance Evidence”

  • Ummni Khan, Carleton University
    $5,000

    “The Criminalization of Sex Trade Clients and the Potential for a Constitutional Challenge”

  • Michael Pal, University of Ottawa
    $5,000

    “The Unwritten Principle of Democracy”

  • Julie Paquin, Université d’Ottawa
    $9,532

    « Le décalage entre aspirations et choix professionnels chez les jeunes avocats: le rôle dex facultés de droit »

  • Jennifer A Quaid, University of Ottawa
    $6,500

    “A Critical Assessment of the Impact of Canada’s New Remediation Agreement Regime on the Effectiveness of Criminal Enforcement Against Organizational Offenders”

  • Martha Shaffer, University of Toronto
    $5,000

    “Towards a Principled Approach to Sexual Fraud”

  • Samuel Trosow, University of Western Ontario
    $10,000

    “Freedom of Expression in Canadian Colleges and Universities”

QUEBEC
  • Anne Marie D'Aoust, Université du Québec à Montréal
    $9,125

    « Une économie de la confiance et de la méfiance dans les procédures Montréal judiciarise: L’évaluation de l’authenticité des mariages par la section d’appel en immigration »

  • Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, Université de Sherbrooke
    $7,800

    « Droit de la propriété intellectuelle au Canada: Principes généraux et enjeux »

  • Catherine Piché, Université de Montréal
    $10,000

    « La preure civile québécoise: un droit en mutation »

  • Jean-François Roberge, Université de Sherbrooke
    $5,000

    « La justice participative. Conseiller et négocier »

SASKATCHEWAN
  • Dr. Jaime M N Lavallee, University of Saskatchewan
    $10,000

    “Applying the TRC: Moving Beyond Reconciliation to Kwayeskastasowin (Setting Things Right)”

  • Brea Lowenberger, University of Saskatchewan
    $10,000

    “Study of the Saskatchewan Legal Coaching and Unbundling Pilot Project”

ALBERTA
  • Erika Chamberlain, Stephen Pitel, Andrew Botterell, Jason Neyers and Zoe Sinel, Western University and Mitchell McInnes, University of Alberta
    $6,800

    “Fridman’s The Law of Torts in Canada, 4th Edition”

  • Jassmine Girgis, University of Calgary
    $10,000

    “Bankruptcy and the Environment: Balancing Private Commercial Interests with the Public Interest”

BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Robert Howell, University of Victoria
    $5,000

    “The Nature and Scope of Proprietary of Other Legal Protection of Culture”

  • Sara Ramshaw, University of Victoria
    $10,000

    “Machine Listening: The Key to Digital Family Law in BC and Beyond?”

  • Katie Sykes, Thompson Rivers University
    $9,660

    “Animal Protection and International Trade Law After EC-Seal Products”

  • Stepan Wood, University of British Columbia
    $9,510

    “Towards a Cooler Reception of English Law in Warming Climate of Truth and Reconciliation”

NOVA SCOTIA
  • Andrew Flavelle Martin, Dalhousie University
    $5,000

    “Creative and Responsive Advocacy from Reconciliation: The Application of Gladue Principles in Administrative Law”

  • Anthony Rosborough, Dalhousie University
    $5,000

    “Intangible Justice? The Need for Intellectual Property Competence in Canadian Small Claim Courts”

ONTARIO
  • Stephanie Ben-Ishai, York University
    $9,500

    “Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Credit and Discrimination: A Canadian Perspective”

  • Vincent Chaio, University of Toronto
    $5,000

    “When, and Why, Is There a Right to Reasons?”

  • Erika Chamberlain, Stephen Pitel, Andrew Botterell, Jason Neyers and Zoe Sinel, Western University and Mitchell McInnes, University of Alberta
    $6,800

    “Fridman’s The Law of Torts in Canada, 4th Edition”

  • Anne Levesque, University of Ottawa
    $5,000

    “What Happens While We Wait? Incremental Remedies in Canadian Human Rights Law”

  • Katsivela Marel, University of Ottawa
    $4,930

    “Les moyens de défense de la responsabilité extracontractuelle du fait personnel (Droit Civil Québécois) et du délit de négligence et délits intentionnelle (Common Law Canadienne)”

  • Cherie Metcalf, Queen’s University
    $10,000

    “Climate Change and Canada’s Constitution”

ALBERTA
  • Howard Kislowicz, University of Calgary and Kathryn Chan, University of Victoria
    $4,730

    “The Law and Politics of Intervener Participation”

  • Nickie Nikolaou, University of Calgary
    $8,800

    “Incentivizing the Environmental Clean-up of Natural Resources and Mining Operations Through the Canadian Income Tax Act”

  • Peter Sankoff, University of Alberta
    $8,000

    “Prior Inconsistent Statements as Hearsay: An Empirical Analysis”

BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Kathryn Chan, University of Victoria and Howard Kislowicz, University of Calgary
    $4,730

    “The Law and Politics of Intervener Participation”

NOVA SCOTIA
  • Andrew F. Martin, Dalhousie University
    $6,390

    “Legal Ethics for Government Lawyers: Identifying and Confronting Doctrinal Gaps”

ONTARIO
  • Martha Bailey, Queen’s University
    $10,000

    “Cross-Border Family Law”

  • Benjamin L. Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School – York University
    $10,000

    “The Status, Future, and Ethics of Sentencing Guidelines in Canada”

  • Erik K. Knutsen, Queen’s University
    $9,370

    “Insurance Policy Interpretation in Canada (A New Canadian Treatise)”

  • Joanna Langille, Western University
    $6,940

    “Understanding the Public Policy Exception in Common Law Choice of Law Doctrine”

  • Lisa Moore, Osgoode Hall Law School – York University
    $10,000

    “Crossing Boundaries: Exploring Multi-Disciplinary Models for Legal Problem Resolution”

  • Jennifer Nadler, Osgoode Hall Law School – York University
    $9,740

    “Two Doctrines of Frustration”

  • Wade Wright, Western University
    $10,000

    Revisions and Updates to Hogg’s “Constitutional Law of Canada – Loose-leaf Version and 2022 Student Edition”

  • Sujith Xavier, University of Windsor
    $9,310

    “Who Gets to Decide? Detailed Survey of Canadian Jurisprudence on Recusal Motions on Bias, Race & Decision Makers”

QUEBEC
  • Marie-Andrée Plante, McGill University
    $6,000

    “Dénonciations publiques et diffamation : les agresseurs ont-ils un droit à la réputation?”

  • Hervé Prince, Université de Montréal
    $10,000

    “Droit international de l’investissement en contexte canadien”

  • Sule Tomkinson, Université Laval
    $6,830

    “Nouveau management public et administration de la justice : état actuel de la recherche scientifique”