Sébastien Jodoin and Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry promoted to the rank of Associate Professor


Published: 26May2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Sébastien Jodoin and Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry are promoted to the rank of associate professor, with tenure, effective 1 June 2021.

Professor Sébastien Jodoin holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Human Rights, Health, and the Environment. His research focuses the broad themes of the relationship between human rights and the climate crisis, transnational and comparative climate law and policy, and the role of disability rights in addressing complex environmental and health issues. He is the founding director of the Disability-Inclusive Climate Action Research Program. He is a member of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and an associate member of the Bieler School of Environment, the McGill Institute of Health and Social Policy, and the Max Bell School of Public Policy.

Professor Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, who is jointly appointed in the McGill Institute of Health and Social Policy, works in the areas of health and disability law, international and domestic human rights, and jurisprudence. His research focuses on health policies, bioethics, and theories of autonomy and equality rights. His most recent book, The Disabled Contract, 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 and been consulted by the Barreau du Québec, the Department of Justice Canada, and the Senate of Canada on health policy and equality issues.

“I am delighted by this well-deserved recognition of two innovative and insightful scholars,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “Professors Jodoin and Beaudry have already contributed richly to the Faculty of Law; I look forward to them taking on more senior roles in our community in the years to come.”

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