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Institution

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Law - Civil Law Section

Pavillon Fauteux  57, Louis-Pasteur, Office 214

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

Research Interests

Indigenous rights, environmental law, biodiversity, climate change, game-based learning, simulation, games, intellectual property, video games law, esports.

 

Topics to speak on:

Indigenous rights, environmental law, biodiversity, climate change, game-based learning, simulation, games, intellectual property, video games law, esports.

Words of Wisdom

Often, I wonder when it was that our school forgot the true meaning of study, something that is now so often misunderstood by teachers and parents.

Learning ought to be both stimulating and entertaining. 

Eikichi Onizuka, Holy Forest Academy

Biography

Thomas Burelli is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty Law (Civil Law Section). His general research interests in law are at the intersection of cultural property, traditional knowledge, biotechnology, biodiversity, intellectual property ethics, and decolonization. Dr. Burelli specialized in legal anthropology and in intellectual property (University of Paris I and the University of Paris VIII). He has conducted several field missions in New Caledonia, French Polynesia and French Guyana and was associated in 2010 to the draft of the bill on the protection of Indigenous intangible heritage in New Caledonia. In 2013, he organized several workshops in French Polynesia for the development of ethical codes. This led to the draft of three codes of ethic (one for a French research laboratory, one for the French Polynesian government, and one for an association of local Polynesians). Thomas has published several articles on the protection of traditional knowledge in France and on the relationships between researchers and Indigenous communities related to the access and use of traditional knowledge. Thomas Burelli is also studying video game law.

 

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