Winners of the 2018-2019 IRLRC’s Essay Competition

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2019

Sidra Sashmi and Amira Maameri

A graduate from the joint Honours BSocSc in Criminology and Women's Studies program, Sidra Hashmi is the winner of the IRLRC Essay Competition undergraduate category. Entitled “Mundane Marginalization: A Criminological Analysis of the Immigration Detention of Children in Canada”, Sidra’s essay will be published in the Canadian Journal of Children's Rights/Revue canadienne des droits des enfants in November 2019 on the occasion of the Universal Children's Day. Sidra will be starting a master's program in criminology at the University of Ottawa in September.

The winner of the graduate studies category is Amira Maameri, a doctoral student in law at the University of Ottawa registered in a joint Ph D program with the Université de Bordeaux. Her essay is entitled “L'Enfance autochtone et canadienne : Le Miroir de l’identité – Une quête légitime des mineurs autochtones du droit à la préservation de leur identité culturelle”. She receives a $250.00 prize. Amira will pursue her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law in September.

You can read the essays by clicking on the titles. Do you wish to take part in the IRLRC Essay Competition? Get acquainted with the 2019-2020 competition rules by visiting our Web site.

Congratulations to the winners!

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