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What Could a Feminist Canadian International Assistance Policy Mean for Africa?

Hosted by: University of Ottawa Venue: Desmarais Building, Room 1110 (ground floor), Laurier Ave East Place: Ottawa, Canada TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm A joint event between…

salmanrana October 25, 2017

Apply Now: Funding for Research on Gender and Innovation in Africa

Funding to conduct research on gender and innovation in Africa is now available. Open AIR invites proposals for short-term research projects that address our research…

Victoria Schorr September 21, 2017

New Funding for Research on African Innovation and Gender

The Open AIR network has received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program (QES) to create new opportunities for emerging…

Victoria Schorr March 27, 2017

Gender, IP, and Innovation: Open AIR’s Future Research

The Open AIR network seeks to bring, among other things, a gendered perspective to our research. We are exploring the nexus between feminist literature, intellectual…

Victoria Schorr December 7, 2016

Professor Carys Craig Infuses the Open Access Movement with Feminism at the University of Ottawa

Is intellectual property (IP) gender neutral? No. Neither is the dominant discourse on innovation. Recognizing this bias is the first step toward remedying it.

Victoria Schorr November 30, 2016