The Tribunal works closely with the academic community by offering practical work experience within an administrative tribunal setting to University of Ottawa COOP students and interns. This is a valuable opportunity for them to contribute to the Tribunal's mission to foster better access to justice in the exercise of its administrative independence. The Tribunal safeguards the fairness, reliability and integrity of the agriculture and agri-food administrative monetary penalty regime to protect public health, animal welfare and plant life.
The Tribunal also gives courses about its legislative mandate. These courses are given upon request and can be part of clinical teaching offered to students in law, public policy and other relevant disciplines from universities across Canada.