Call for posters

Call for Posters

Taking place within walking distance of where the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was proclaimed 35 years ago, the University of Ottawa’s Public Law Group will host the conference,  The Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032 on March 8-10, 2017.

Our conference will bring together leading constitutional scholars, as well as community leaders and policy makers to discuss and examine the possibilities and challenges for constitutional rights and freedoms over the next 10-15 years. The conference will begin on the evening of Wednesday, March 8, 2017 with a “Dragon’s Den” style Charter Pitch.  There will be a reception at the Supreme Court of Canada on the evening of Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Proposals for posters are now invited. We seek contributions on a range of topics related to the future of constitutional rights under the Charter. Possible subjects include: The Charter and the Environment; The Charter and Health; The Charter and Globalization; The Charter and Indigenous Peoples/Aboriginal Rights; The Charter and Young Persons; Social and Economic Rights; and the Future for Fundamental Freedoms.

If you would like to propose a poster, please submit a working title and an abstract (of no more than 150 words).  Proposals from a range of disciplinary perspectives including law, public policy, history, Canadian studies, Indigenous studies, political science, sociology, and related disciplines are encouraged.

Proposals should be emailed to by February 22, 2017. Note that applications for funding are pending and presenters may be required to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.   Those selected will be notified by February 24, 2017. For more information about creating a poster, see: Questions should be

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This content has been updated on 15 February 2017 at 13 h 49 min.