Named as a Canada Research Chair
More evidence that McGill University Law professor, Adelle Blackett is a global leader in her in her field of studies comes with her appointment as a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development.
The position as stated in program’s website is part of a Canadian government initiative that established 2000 research professorship at 76 universities across the country as part of a national strategy “to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development.”
The program invests about $265 million per year “to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds” to assume leadership in the intellectual pursuit of excellence in research and research training in this country. The aim is to “strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers’ work.”
Professor Blackett is recognized as an authority in the area of international labor law and social justice having served at the highest level as an international expert at the UN’s International Labor Office (ILO) in Geneva and founded the Labor Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) at McGill University.
Also, she has extensive list of published material on the issue including as co-editor of the Research Handbook on Transnational Labor Law and guest editor of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 2011 publication focusing on Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers. And her soon to be released book to be published by Cornell University Press will look at the regulation of domestic work.
In September, she was one of five Canadian intellectuals to earn the 2016 Trudeau Fellowship Award granted by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in recognition of her productivity, commitment to communicating her findings to the public, and her ability to imagine innovative solutions to some of the major issues facing society.
Professor Blackett graduated as the Liberal Arts gold medal winner at Marianapolis Vanier College before enrolling at Queen’s University where she completed her B.A. in History. She earned both her civil law and common law degrees from McGill, and an LL.M. and a doctorate in law from Columbia University.