Waterloo, Ontario — Thirty-two outstanding PhD, SJD and LLM students have been awarded graduate scholarships by CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) for the 2016-17 academic year.

PhD and SJD students receiving their first year of the CIGI-ILRP scholarship will receive CDN $24,000 and will be required to spend a four-month residency at the CIGI Campus. PhD and SJD students in their second or third year of the CIGI-ILRP doctoral scholarship will receive CDN $16,000 over two semesters and will be eligible for summer work (remote or at CIGI Campus). LLM students will receive CDN $16,000 for a full year and will be required to spend a two-month summer residency at the CIGI Campus. The residency at CIGI Campus provides scholarship students with an opportunity to collaborate with their peers and benefit from the expertise of senior fellows focused on the ILRP’s key areas of focus: international economic law, intellectual property law, environmental law and indigenous law.

“On behalf of the entire CIGI team, I’d like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s international law scholarships,” says Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of the ILRP at CIGI. “The ILRP research agenda tackles important global issues and I look forward to exchanging ideas with our scholarship students about their research and how it might contribute to understanding and addressing these issues.” 

This year — in addition to awarding graduate scholarships — CIGI’s ILRP is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to offer a unique post-doctoral scholarship opportunity. The CIGI-SSHRC scholarship competition invites doctoral students who are completing their SJD/PhD in Law (or those who have completed such a degree in the last two years) to apply. The SSHRC post-doctoral scholarship is open to citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The ILRP team looks forward to engaging graduate students and post-doctoral law fellows on a range of emerging international legal policy issues.

CIGI congratulates the 2016-17 recipients of its graduate scholarships in international law:

  • Alexander Ezenagu (PhD, Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Amy Lai (PhD, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia)
  • Caecilia Alexandre (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université Laval)
  • Irene Ekweozoh (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
  • Joseph Djemba Kandjo (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal)
  • Nanying Tao (PhD, Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Rebecca Macias Giminez (PhD, Faculty of Law University of Victoria)
  • Samuel Adeniji (PhD, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia)
  • Grace Nosek (LLM, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia)
  • Dmytro Galagan (LLM, Faculty of Law University of Victoria)
  • Rahina Zarma (LLM, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Benjamin Jones (PhD, Faculty of Law University of Victoria)
  • Daniela Chimisso Dos Santos (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Dimitri Yentchare (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Eden Sarid (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Francesco Ducci (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Francois Huleux (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université Laval)
  • Gloire Lumingu Diasungua (PhD, Faculté de droit, Université Laval)
  • Justice Ogoroh (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Ksenia Polonskaya (PhD, Faculty of Law, Queen's University)
  • Mohammad Hasan (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Pavla Kristkova (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Priscilla Maria Dias Guimaraes Cesar (PhD, Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Samane Hemat (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Sara Ghebremusse (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Sileshi Bedasie (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
  • Tamar Meshel (SJD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
  • Uchenna Ugwu (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
  • Zachary Lomo (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
  • Zhannah Voukitchovich (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
  • Solomon Amoateng (PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta)
  • Jake Effoduh Okechukwu (PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)

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The International Law Research Program at CIGI is a 10-year initiative, jointly funded by CIGI and the Ministry of Research and Innovation of the Province of Ontario. As an integrated multidisciplinary research and mentoring program, the ILRP provides leading academics, government and private sector legal experts, as well as graduate students and post-doctoral candidates from Canada and abroad, with the opportunity to contribute to improving the global rule of law. The ILRP's mission is to connect knowledge, policy and practice to build the international law framework that supports international governance of the future. The program focuses on international economic law, international intellectual property law and international environmental law.

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. 

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