Louisa Garib graduated with an LLB from the University of Ottawa,
Faculty of Law in 2005 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in
September 2006. She received her LLM from the University of Ottawa in
the fall of 2007 where she was the recipient of the 2007 Gowling
LaFleur Henderson Fellowship in Law and Technology.
Louisa has an Honours B.A from McMaster University in History and
Political Science with a minor in International Justice and Human
Rights, and an M.A. from McGill University where she studied
International Relations and Political Theory. She has worked or
interned for various federal government departments dealing with
immigration, aboriginal law, charities law and administrative law
issues. While in Law School, Louisa was a member of the 2004 Jessup
International Law Competitive Moot Team. As a first year student,
Louisa, with her team-mate, represented the Law School at the American
Bar Association Negotiations Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisa developed an interest in Privacy Law as a Volunteer and Intern
at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
Ottawa and as an Intern at the Electronic Privacy Information Centre
, a public interest research center focussed on emerging civil
liberties issues and protecting privacy, based in Washington, DC.
Louisa has provided services pro bono
for the Canadian Labour
Congress; presented workshops on Fair Use and Copyright Law to Ottawa
high school students as a member of the Information Technology Law
, and was a guest speaker on Privacy Law at Carleton
University, and the University of Ottawa. From 2005 to 2006
Louisa articled at an Ottawa management-side Labour and Employment Law
firm with a privacy law practice. She has now switched sides to try her
hand at being a union-side lawyer at another Ottawa firm that also does
plaintiff-side civil litigation.
Research and Coursework
Louisa's LLM area of research is workplace privacy protection in Canada
in both the unionized and non-unionized contexts. She is particularly
interested in how the dynamic among Courts and various Administrative
Tribunals has affected society's perceptions of privacy at work, as
well as our expectations of privacy in general, and whether these fora
provide sufficient avenues of redress for employees.
While pursuing her LLM, she worked as a Research Assistant for
University of Ottawa Professor Jane Bailey
, who is also a member of On
the Identity Trail Project
an Interdisciplinary project concerned with
Privacy, Anonymity & Identity in the Networked environment. She
also provided research for a joint paper on Privacy and Consent laws in
Canada for the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
(CIPPIC), and the Ontario Privacy Commissioner’s Office.
Guest Speaker: Philippa Lawson and Louisa Garib “New Technologies in the Workplace: Privacy Issues
," Ontario Human Resources Professionals Association Dinner Series, Ottawa Chapter, October 2007.
Guest Speaker: Privacy Rights and Obligations under PIPEDA
— February 2008 and February 2006, Carleton University, Ottawa —undergraduate course in e-commerce.
Guest Speaker: Workplace Privacy in Canada: Is there a Right to Privacy?
— October 2007, January and September 2006, Carleton University, Ottawa —undergraduate course on employment law in Canada.
Panel Member, “Technology, Surveillance and ‘Homeland’ Security Technology, Surveillance and ‘Homeland’ Security
” Technology, Security, and Change SDF-Net (Security and Defence Forum)
hosted by the Department of Political Science, McMaster University and the Centre for International and Security Studies, York University
, 17 November 2006.
Guest Speaker: Roadblocks in Cyberspace - The Internet and the Ottawa Public Library Case: Free Speech v. Workers Rights?
March 2006, University of Ottawa Law School — Regulation of the Internet course.
Copyright Workshop “Use is Not Theft
” with Andrew Kaplan-Myrth, TechnoRay Outreach Project
, for Information and Technology Law Society (ITLS), University of Ottawa
, for April 2005 at a local Ottawa high school.
Radio Feature: PIPEDA, Privacy and You
, CHUO 89.1 FM, University of Ottawa, aired Thursday, 11 November, 2004 on the 5 O'Clock Train
Joint Presentation: Roadblocks in Cyberspace - The Internet and the Ottawa Public Library Case: Free Speech v. Workers Rights?
November 2004, for the Information Technology Law Society, University
of Ottawa; also presented for Treasury Board, Legal Services,
Government of Canada, Ottawa.