Michael Geist

Michael Geist, University of Ottawa

Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law and is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.

Dr. Geist’s column on technology law issues regularly appears in the Globe and Mail. He is the editor of several copyright books including The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law, the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues.

He has received numerous awards for his work, such as Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award and the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership, was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer, and was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2018.