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Two Faculty members appointed Canada Research Chairs

Published: 14 March 2024

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce new and renewed support from the prestigious Canada Research Chair program for two professors.

Professor Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry has been named Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Health, Inclusion and Policy for a five-year term.

Professor Adelle Blackett, FRSC, Ad E, has been reappointed as Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law for a second seven-year term.

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry is an associate professor jointly appointed to the Institute of Health and Social Policy in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and to the Faculty of Law. His research focuses on health policies, bioethics, and theories of autonomy and equality rights. His book The Disabled Contract (Cambridge University Press, 2021) examines how mainstream moral and political theory has difficulty accommodating severe intellectual disability. He is the founder and convenor of McGill’s Disability Working Group. He has advised disability organizations since 2015 in various capacities; he has been consulted on health policy and equality issues by the Barreau du Québec, the Department of Justice Canada, and the Senate of Canada.

Adelle Blackett is a full professor at the Faculty of Law. She has held the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law since 2016. Professor Blackett is the founding director of the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL). An internationally acclaimed scholar, she has received three honorary doctorates in law (Queen’s University, Université Catholique de Louvain and Simon Fraser University). She is the author of Everyday Transgressions - Domestic Workers' Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law (Cornell University Press, 2019), which received the 2020 Canadian Council on International Law scholarly book award. A beloved teacher and mentor, Professor Blackett received the McGill Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2020. She has made remarkable contributions to advancing equity in Canadian academia. She was the principal drafter for the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education.

The Canada Research Chairs Program is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development. It invests up to $311 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. McGill Law is home to seven Canada Research Chairs, a remarkable representation that is one of the highest among Canadian law faculties.

“We are delighted to see our colleagues’ outstanding scholarship recognized with these impressive appointments, which will support their innovative research for years to come,” said Dean Robert Leckey, Ad E. “I look forward to the rich contributions Professor Beaudry and Professor Blackett will continue to bring to our Faculty’s vibrant intellectual life.”

The Crépeau Centre thanks the Chambre des notaires du Québec and the Department of Justice Canada for their financial support.



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