Waterloo, Canada — The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to award 26 graduate scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year to outstanding PhD, SJD and LLM students who are conducting research related to the think tank’s International Law Research Program (ILRP).

The one-year Graduate Scholarships in International Law are valued at CDN $24,000 for PhD and SJD students and CDN $16,000 for LLM students. They include a flexible period of residency at the award-winning CIGI Campus. The recipient graduate students will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other; researchers with CIGI’s international law, global economy, and global security & politics programs; and faculty at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

“CIGI and its International Law Research Program are pleased to congratulate this year’s outstanding scholarship students and welcome them to the CIGI Campus,” says Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of the ILRP at CIGI. “With rigorous scholarship comes great success, and these students are clearly excelling in their study of emerging issues in international economic law, international environmental law and intellectual property law. I believe they will thrive in CIGI’s environment of innovation and collaboration and I wish them all the best as they use their advanced legal studies to explore and find solutions to some of the most critical issues facing the global community.” 

The International Law Research Program at CIGI is a 10-year initiative, jointly funded by CIGI and Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The law program leverages academic, business and governmental perspectives to improve international law for better global governance. The program strengthens understanding of international law by connecting knowledge, policy and practice. The program focuses on international economic law, international intellectual property law and international environmental law.

CIGI congratulates the 2015-16 recipients of its Graduate Scholarships in International Law:

  • Travis Lovett (LLM, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta)
  • Theodore Nsoe Adimazoya (PhD, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University)
  • Ashley Barnes (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Christopher Campbell-Durufle (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Daniela Chimisso Dos Santos (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Francesco Ducci (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Aman Gebru, (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Raïhan, Cherrouk (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université Laval)
  • Gloire Lumingu Diasungua (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université Laval)
  • Francois Huleux (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université Laval)
  • Pag-yendu Yentchare (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université Laval)
  • Priscilla Maria Dias Guimaraes Cesar (PhD, Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Madhav Mallya (PhD, Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Freedom Kai Phillips (LLM, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
  • Felicia Uchenna Ugwu (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
  • Ksenia Polonskaya (PhD, Faculty of Law, Queen's University)
  • Jean-Michel Marcoux (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria)
  • Lisa Macklem (PhD, Western Law, Western University)
  • Okechukwu Effoduh (LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Sara Ghebremusee (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Mohammad Hasan (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Samane Hemat (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Pavla Kristkova (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Zachary Lomo (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Justice Ogoroh (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Sileshi Hirko (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)

To learn more about CIGI’s International Law Research Program, please visit: www.cigionline.org/law.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444 ext. 7238 Email: [email protected]  

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit www.cigionline.org.

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