On Sunday September 7, 2014, a group from the uOttawa Faculty of Law will participate in the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope, to raise money for research into Ovarian Cancer. A key focus of the research is on early detection, which is a crucial element in fighting the disease.
Our team is walking for Nicole LaViolette who is a wonderful friend and colleague. She is very well known for her work on sexual minorities in immigration and refugee law, and her contributions were recently recognized with the Lambda Foundation Award for Excellence in Gay and Lesbian Studies. As a professor in our Programme de common law en français, she has been a staunch supporter of access to justice for francophone minorities outside of Quebec. Her recent book, L’essentiel du droit de la famille dans les provinces de common law au Canada, builds on this long-standing commitment.
Our team, Équipe Common Law, raised over $18,000 for ovarian cancer research last year. We hope to do as well this year, and would appreciate your support!