Professor Teresa Scassa is Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa. Fluently bilingual, she holds undergraduate law degrees in civil and common law from McGill University, as well as a masters and doctorate in law from the University of Michigan. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, she is the author and editor of several books and sits on the editorial boards of many peer-reviewed journals. She has a stellar profile in external research awards, including SSHRC. Recently, she was a co-applicant in a successful partnership between Carleton and the University of Ottawa, involving cybercartograhy and the mapping of indigenous knowledge. She is interested in the dynamic of multiple IP claims-making by diverse stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, researchers, funders, and governments in research-generated information from Aboriginal territories; a critical expertise relevant to ABS policy framework.

Professor Scassa's blog and links to many of her publications can be found on her website.