Walter Owen Book Prize Winners

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 and Michaël Lessard, 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”

ALBERTA
  • Anna Lund, University of Alberta
    $7,560

    “Foreclosure Defences”

  • Gideon Christian, University of Calgary
    $6,000

    “Legal Framework for the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology in the Canadian Criminal Justice System”

  • Lisa Silver, University of Calgary
    $11,491

    “Social Media Evidence Revisited: The Truth‐Seeking Function in a Post‐Truth Era”

BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Isabel Grant, University of B.C.
    $7,000

    “The Constitutionality of Bill C‐7 Through a Disability Lens”

  • Michelle Lawrence and Rob Lapper, University of Victoria
    $9,489

    “Open Court Principle and Administrative Tribunals Proceedings in the Post‐ Pandemic Era”

MANITOBA
  • Sara Slinn and Virginia Torrie, Osgoode Hall/University of Manitoba
    $6,864

    “Testing a Preference for Employee Claims in Large Insolvencies”

NOVA SCOTIA
  • Camille Cameron and Ryland Weyman, Dalhousie U/Univ of Toronto
    $12,432

    “Access to Canadian Courts for Climate Change Litigants: Are Climate Change Claims Justiciable?”

  • Steve Coughlan, Dalhousie University
    $8,457

    “Forty Years of the Charter: What We Still Have Not Decided”

ONTARIO
  • Jason Neyers, Western University
    $13,452

    “Revision/update of Fridman’s Law of Contract (6th ed.)”

  • Marie-France Fortin, Université d’Ottawa
    $15,000

    “Repenser le droit de la responsabilité de l’État québécois : une approche historique constitutionnelle”

  • Stephen Pitel, Western University
    $9,576

    “Revision/update of S. Pitel & N. Rafferty, Conflict of Laws (3rd ed.)”

  • Tenille Brown, Lakehead University
    $5,622

    “Indigenous Law, Wills and Estates and the Indian Act: a Review of government powers relating to reserve property”

QUEBEC
  • Annick Provencher et Victor Larrouquère
    $9,995

    “Aspects juridiques de la fiscalité canadienne des sociétés par actions”

  • Geneviève Saumier, McGill University
    $11,549

    “Access to Justice for Consumers: New Public Online Models for Dispute Resolution”

  • Jean Leclair, Université de Montréal
    $5,172

    “La poule et l’oeuf : les influences réciproques du fédéralisme et des droits des peuples autochtones sur le discours constitutionnel judiciaire”

  • Khashayar Haghgouyan, Université Laval
    $9,884

    “Les divulgations fiscales obligatoires au Canada, vers une métamorphose du rôle dufiscaliste de demain?”

  • Pascal Fréchette et Andréanne Malacket, Université de Sherbrooke
    $14,882

    “La liberté de tester et de donner : portrait des limitations encadrant l’intention libérale en droit des libéralités”

  • Sébastien Lanctôt, Université de Sherbrooke
    $6,900

    “Aux frontières des sciences et du droit : l’expertise scientifique dans la sphère juridique”

SASKATCHEWAN
  • Clayton Bangsund, University of Saskatchewan
    $7,500

    “Bangsund on the Securities Transfer Act”

ALBERTA
  • Robert Hamilton, University of Calgary
    $9,000

    “Indigenous Self-Government and the Provision of Child and Family Services: Considering Impacts on Urban Service Providers”

BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Alexandra Flynn, University of British Columbia
    $6,855

    “Judicial Review in Encampment Evictions”

  • Hassan M. Ahmad, University of British Columbia
    $8,065

    “Judicial Role Morality in Climate Change Litigation”

NEW BRUNSWICK
  • Hilary Young, University of New Brunswick
    $8,806

    “Defamation in Small Claims Courts: Complex Litigation and Access to Justice”

NOVA SCOTIA
  • Steve Coughlan, Dalhousie University
    $6,153

    “Detention and Arrest, Third Edition”

ONTARIO
  • Lindsay Borrows, Queen's University
    $9,000

    “Revitalizing Indigenous Constitutionalism in Canada: Key Considerations in Textualizing Unwritten Traditions”

  • Naivi Chikoc Barreda, University of Ottawa
    $11,891

    “Le mariage et le divorce face aux défis de la mandialisation: la réponse du droit international prive de Québecois”

  • Nicholas Bala & Rachael Birnbaum, King’s University College/Queen’s University
    $14,715

    “Parental Alienation Cases”

QUEBEC
  • Aurore Benadiba, Université Laval
    $15,000

    “Étude sur l’effectivité du droit d’accès et de traitement des personnes à faibles revenus et actifs et des micro, petites et moyennes entreprises au système légal d’insolvabilité et de faillite au Canada”

  • Laura Ellyson, Polytechnique Montréal
    $8,254

    “Cybercriminalité et preuve électronique : de l’enquête policière au procès”

  • Marie Manikis, McGill University
    $10,802

    “Integrating Indigenous Victims’ and Communities’ Harms within the Gladue Framework in Sentencing”

  • Priya S. Gupta, McGill University
    $10,800

    “Barriers to Housing Security for Racialized Households in Canada”

  • Rosalie Jukier, McGill University
    $6,750

    “Judicial Dialogues in Mixed Jurisdiction Courts: How Civilian and Common Law Judges Coverse on Canada’s Supreme Court”

  • Stéphane Rousseau, Université de Montréal
    $6,013

    “Traité de droit des valeurs mobilières”

SASKATCHEWAN
  • Felix Hoehn, University of Saskatchewan
    $5,405

    “Municipalities and Canadian Law: Defining the Authority of Local Governments (2nd edition)”

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