Job Opportunity – Research assistant

Description – Research assistant to a judge of the Superior Court of Justice undertaking a study leave at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Common Law, during the 2017-2018 academic year. In collaboration with Professor Rosemary Cairns Way, Madam Justice Giovanna Toscano Roccamo, aims to research the extent to which juries presently reflect the demographics of Canadian society and observe Charter values. A particular interest would involve a careful identification and segmentation of the areas from which names are assembled into the jury pool.

Requirements – students who are familiar with human geographical mapping, ideally with a background in census data and demographics.

Assets – a student with some GIS or Arc skills or with mapping software, who can develop maps, graphs, charts etc. Hopefully, such a student will be able to use the census data to highlight trends in the areas that juror lists are culled from.

When – 10 hours a week over 8 weeks at the rate commensurate with the student’s level of education. The student’s work is to be finished by January 2018.

Interested students should forward a copy of their resume to the attention of Valerie Akujobi ( and briefly state in a paragraph their suitability for this role. The person should also be available to meet with Justice Toscano Roccamo the week of August 28.

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