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15 Sep

Start date: September 2021 or January 2022

Duration: 4 months

Eligibility: Outstanding scholar with a Ph.D. or equivalent, U.S. citizenship, not having lived outside the U.S. for more than four consecutive years in the past six years.

Remuneration: $25,000 (USD) + benefits

Breakthroughs in health sciences offer tremendous hope to patients and the public, but with progress emerge new legal and ethical challenges. This position allows a scholar to join the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, Canada for four months. Housed in the Faculty of Law, the Centre is the largest of its kind in Canada and a hub for research across disciplines.

The Chairholder will benefit from exchanges with Centre members from Law, Social Sciences, Arts, Health Sciences, Management, and Medicine. Members work on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to mental health law and policy, medical aid in dying, new technologies, reproductive health, bioethics, rights to health, health systems law and policy, public health policy, global health, Indigenous health, migrant health, and aging. The Chairholder will also have the opportunity to network with leading policy makers, jurists, and stakeholders in the nation’s capital.

To apply click here and scroll down to “uOttawa” (award number 11605-CA)


Deadline: Open

Professor Audrey Ferron-Parayre has an opening for a graduate student to engage a multidisciplinary project on health law and public policy as it relates to obstetric and gynecological violence in Canada. A graduate student stipend tied to the project is available.

Fluency in French and English required.

To apply please contact Professor Ferron-Parayre at

In recent years, women have been speaking out against unacceptable behaviours, attitudes and practices. One such movement specifically addresses obstetric and gynecological violence. Although a single definition does not yet seem to have emerged from the various jurisdictions that have addressed this issue, obstetric and gynecological violence (OGV) can be defined as behaviour and treatment that violates the dignity, safety and freedom of patients through its disrespectful, inappropriate or degrading nature, and that causes distress, suffering and power inequalities.

OGVs are still very little studied in Canada, but they are rooted in sociological and legal realities: gender inequalities, feminism, free and informed consent to care. As the denunciation of such violence is growing, it is important to better understand how the internal mechanisms of Canadian health law and public policy can act as facilitators to or barriers against the identification, recognition, prevention and reduction of OGVs. This research project proposes to do so through a critical review of the multidisciplinary literature.