IP Osgoode is pleased to announce the award of the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in IP to Ian Stedman, PhD.
IP Osgoode founded this special medal, presented yearly during Osgoode convocation to mark Prof. David Vaver’s induction into the Order of Canada for his leadership in intellectual property as “a scholar and mentor”.
The medal, befitting of Prof. Vaver’s influence on intellectual property law, is an original piece of artwork created by Toronto-based artist, Aries Cheung. IP Osgoode awards the medal yearly to an Osgoode student in the graduating class who merits special recognition for outstanding achievements in the area of intellectual property law. Importantly, the student’s achievements extend beyond academic excellence, and can include significant contributions to research in intellectual property and related areas or exceptional commitment and enthusiasm through their participation in intellectual property-related extra-curricular activities.
We could not have selected a more deserving candidate to receive the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in IP than Ian Stedman. During his time at Osgoode, Ian distinguished himself beyond his stellar doctoral work and demonstrated tireless enthusiasm and dedication to enhancing the spirit of IP at Osgoode, volunteering countless hours in organizing “Bracing for Impact: The Artificial Intelligence Challenge” conference for the past three years. Ian also serves as a member of York University’s Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force and as a member of SickKids Hospital’s Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids (AIM4Kids) Task Force. As of July 1, 2020, Ian has accepted a full-time tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Canadian Public Law & Governance in the School of Public Policy within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University.
Congratulations to Ian and wishing him every success in his career in IP!
Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder & Director of IP Osgoode, the IP Intensive Program, and the Innovation Clinic, the Editor-in-Chief for the IPilogue and the Intellectual Property Journal, and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.