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s we continue to reflect on the Faculty of Law’s last 100 years—the many accomplishments of its faculty and alumni and their contributions to society— we also looked forward to a second term that included an exciting array of events to stimulate and encourage academic growth, celebrate teaching excellence and inspire a collective spirit. Our initial centenary event in September, the Centenary Gala, was a magnificent homage to where we have been and how far we have come. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all those, including all our volunteers, who made this event a grand success. In the following pages, we will celebrate our 100 year legacy, recognize award-winning faculty, and look ahead to our fall conference entitled: The Future of Law School.

catherine miller (class of 1977) BScN, LLB, LLM, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Faculty of Law

Louise J. McEachern BA, Diploma (Public Relations) Assistant, Communications/Alumni Relations / Faculty of Law

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dean’s Message Philip Bryden Dean Evolving Legacy

Outstanding 100 Year Foundation— Transforming our 2nd Century


s you will read in this edition of Without Prejudice, the celebration of the Faculty’s Centenary during the 2012-2013 academic year got off to an outstanding start with a Gala Dinner held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on September 21, 2012. More than 820 alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students gathered to celebrate 100 years of legal education at the University of Alberta. D o u g G o s s , Q.C ., C h a i r o f t h e University’s Board of Governors, began the evening with a moving tribute to the Honourable Peter Lougheed, who passed away a few days before the dinner at the age of 84. James Rajotte, M.P., the Honourable Dave Hancock, Q.C., M.L .A., and his Worship Mayor Stephen Mandel, brought greetings from the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton respectively. The evening was highlighted by the remarks of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, who spoke about her experiences as a student and how her legal education at the University of Alberta helped

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to prepare her for a remarkable career. We also enjoyed entertainment from the Three Tensors (Nor m P icard, Q.C., Francis Price, Q.C., and Andy Hladyshevsky, Q.C., accompanied by Gary Cable, Q.C.) and the L aw Show A ll-Star Band, and saw the first showing of the Law School’s Centenary Video. We are pl a n n i ng a ser ie s of ot her Centenary activities across the province and the country during the remainder of 2013 and we will report on these events in the next edition of Without Prejudice. In the meantime, I want to draw your attention to the international conference on “The Future of Law School” that we are planning on September 26-28, 2013, as a conclusion to our year of Centenary activities. Our thinking about the Centenary has been focused on the twin themes of celebrating the legacy of outstanding legal education, research and service that has been given to us over the past 100 years and leaving a legacy to future generations as a result of our actions during the course of this year. In part, this legacy is a financial one, and has been supported by many generous gifts

to our Faculty of Law Centenary Excellence Fund and other worthwhile causes, such as financial assistance to students, enhancement of our facilities and support for our research and other programs. We are extremely grateful to the many alumni and friends who have contributed to this endeavour, and are confident that others will join in our ongoing effort to provide the type of legal education that expands our students’ horizons and changes their lives. In part, however, we are seeking to leave an intellectual legacy through the ideas that will be generated by the conference. We see these ideas not only as a way of contributing to ongoing debates about how legal education should evolve in Canada, but as a way of stimulating our own thinking about the type of legal education we will be offering to University of Alberta law students in the years to come. I encourage you to read more about the conference in this edition of Without Prejudice and to join us in the fall as we explore what is wrong and what is right about legal education, and how law school and the legal profession need to evolve to meet the challenges of the future.


president’s Message Kevin Feth Q.C., Class of 1989 President, Alumni & Friends of the Faculty of Law Association Fellowship Of The Law

Continued Vision, Continued Growth


hundred years is a long time. Many things change. And the Centenary has given the Faculty of Law an opportunity to reflect, celebrate and refocus on the future. The same holds true for the Alumni & Friends. In 1999, Ray Hansen, the first President of the Alumni & Friends, wrote in the Without Prejudice magazine about the birth of a new alumni association, the principal purpose of which was the promotion of fellowship among the alumni and other supporters of the Faculty. Other “ancillary purposes” included maintaining an information network among alumni and friends, improving communications between faculty and alumni, supporting the career development of new graduates, funding scholarships, and promoting pride in the law school. In the years since then, the Alumni & Friends has worked to implement much of that original vision. Alumni events occur around the country and in cities abroad. We provide financial support for the Without Prejudice magazine. The Executive participates in a program in which each new student to the Faculty of Law is personally contacted and welcomed to the Faculty. Each fall, the Alumni & Friends organizes the “How to Succeed during the Articling Year and Beyond” seminars for Edmonton and area articling students. The seminars allow students to meet with senior members of the bench and bar to discuss best practices, professional development, and the intangibles that make the practice of law exciting and rewarding. This past fall, the presenters were Mr. Justice Ken Nielsen, Kent Teskey, Lorena Harris, and Christine Pratt. We also co-host the Meet the Bench Reception at the Edmonton Law Courts Building with the CBA’s Young Lawyers Section. The Alumni & Friends provides financial support to the

Edmonton Community Legal Centre to assist with the hiring of a University of Alberta law student to summer at their pro bono clinic. Our most recently funded student, Tiffany Stokes, is now articling at ECLC to another of our alumni, Tim Patterson. The Alumni & Friends provides awards and two bursaries for students of the Faculty of Law. The Association sponsors the Law Show and the Yearbook, and supplies the graduating class with its composite photos. We organize the annual Spring Reception and Silent Auction at the Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, which serves as our principal social event and fundraiser. More than 150 alumni and friends participate each year, whether through donations, organizational support, or attending the reception. The Dean provides an update on major events at the law school, and old friends have the chance to catch up. This past year saw the Executive Committee refining the vision for the Alumni & Friends, culminating in the adoption of a three year strategic plan. The membership of the Alumni & Friends has been expanded to include all current students within the Faculty, recognizing that our community and fellowship really begins on entry into the law school, and not just at graduation. Our programming will reflect this change, with more events located at the law school, including social events and presentations. The committee structure of the association will expand so that more alumni can become involved in programming. The Alumni & Friends Executive Committee has also expanded, and this fall welcomed new members. So as the Alumni & Friends enters the adolescence of its 15th year, we reflect fondly on the growth of the organization, but more importantly, look forward to the new opportunities of the next year. without prejudice l aw alumni maga zine  |  3

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t was billed as the “Centenary Gala Celebration”, but the evening was really all about ‘community’­— the coming together of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Alberta Law School who share an enduring common bond. “The legacy of the U of A Faculty of Law lies in our predecessors at the Faculty and what they have handed down to us, and through us, to the people of this Province and beyond, over the course of the past 100 years.” The much-anticipated words by keynote speaker, The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada (‘68 ) resonated with the more than 800 guests who attended the Faculty of Law’s Centenary Gala, on September 21, 2012. Alumni representation from Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, various parts of British Columbia, the Prairies and still some from as far away as Germany—were also in attendance. The Law Show Band performed their popular renditions of ‘60s, ‘70’s and 80’s music. A real highlight of the evening occurred when The Three Tensors (a.k.a. Gary Cable, Andy Hladyshevsky, Norm Picard, and Francis Price took the stage for an unexpected and delightful performance in the opera/comedy genre. Lyrical spoofs and rhymes included Law School history and anecdotes. Graduates from 1952, celebrating their 60th anniversary, enjoyed the evening. A number of former Deans were also in attendance: Frank Jones, Tim Christian, Lewis Klar and David Percy. They helped lead the transformation of the Law School to what it is today.

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Where Are We Going? The Future of Law School Conference will Address Upheaval in Legal Education and Debate Pathways of Change. Feature Speaker:

Richard Susskind

President, Society for Computers and Law Professor Richard Susskind, OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and national governments. His main area of expertise is legal technology and how it relates to the future of professional service; particularly the way in which IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers.

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Keynote Speakers: • Professor Gillian Hadfield, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

• Professor Harry Arthurs, Osgoode Hall Law School

• Professor William Henderson, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University

The conference is ideally timed to address a topic of pressing national and international concern— the unfolding moment of change, instability, and opportunity in legal practice.


ver the past year, the Faculty of Law’s Centenary has enabled faculty and alumni to look back over a remarkably impressive one hundred years of history at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. Fittingly, in closing this centennial year of celebration and reflection, the Faculty of Law will cast its eyes to the future. From September 26th to 28th, 2013, the Faculty of Law will host The Future of Law School, a path-breaking gathering of scholars, lawyers, judges, alumni, and students drawn from around the world to imagine, debate, and plan for the future of legal education at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law and elsewhere in the common law world.

The conference is ideally timed to address a topic of pressing national and international concern – the unfolding moment of change, instability, and opportunity in legal practice. Technological advances, the globalization of legal services, the rise of interdisciplinary practices, and increasing pressures from the public for access to justice all pose serious challenges to the current models of legal practice and, by extension, law schools. How must law schools anticipate and respond to such change? What should the 21st century law school curriculum and teaching practices look like? This conversation about common law legal education began in the United States with the release in 2007 of the Carnegie Report Educating Lawyers. Since then, various initiatives have raised similar questions and concerns about legal education in the United Kingdom and Australia. In Canada, the 2009 Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Report on the Common Law Degree signaled that Canadian legal education, like its American counterpart, will not be immune from a host of external demands and internal pressures for change. Our conference w ill bring together leading figures from the legal community – scholars, lawyers, and judges – from across the country and around the world to address the prospects, possibilities, and practicalities

of change in the model of Canadian legal education. Our proceedings will revolve around four central themes and panels: 1. Foundations – Theories of Contemporary Legal Education; 2. Circumstances – Law Schools, Regulators, and the Market for Legal Services; 3. Challenges – Reflecting Changes in the Practice of Law; and 4. Practices – Innovating the Content and Delivery of Legal Education. Our confirmed speakers include no fewer than 8 current and former Law School Deans and leading experts on legal education from Canada, Britain, the United States, and Australia. One hundred years ago, the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law began as a trailblazer in legal education by being the first university in western Canada to confer law degrees on graduates. From those modest beginnings, the Faculty of Law has grown into one of the nation’s leading law schools. The next one hundred years promises to deliver even greater opportunities for change, growth, and development in the dynamic world of legal education. The Future of Law School will help to chart that path. We hope alumni will join us in what promises to be a momentous event in the history of the Faculty of Law.

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FACULTY UPDATE NEW FACULTY Professor AVERIE MCNARY QC joins the Faculty on a two-year part-time contract to teach torts and coach a second year moot. Professor McNary is the former Director for Legislative Reform Alberta Justice where she was responsible for the planning, leading and supervision of law reform projects for Alberta Justice Civil Division. She also worked on a variety of significant legislation including Alberta Evidence Act, the Lobbyist Act, family law legislation, Judgment Interest Regulations, and many others. She was barrister and solicitor to Alberta Justice and Attorney General and client departments such as family, administrative, public law, wills and succession, dispute resolution, and legislative process. She also negotiated settlements of victims of sexual and physical abuse in Nova Scotia youth 8 |  S p r i n g 2013

facilities; and was the managing lawyer for the 800 sterilization settlements in Alberta. She received her LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1981 and her LL.M. from Dalhousie University in 1997. A s s i s t a n t P r o f e s s o r D R . D ’A R CY VERMETTE joins the Faculty as of July 1, 2013. Dr. Vermette is currently teaching in the Department of Native Studies at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick and serves as Director of the Department. Originally from Saskatchewan, he holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (B.A.), the University of Toronto (LL.B.), Queen’s University (LL.M.) and the University of Ottawa (LL.D.). He will be teaching Constitutional law in the Fall/Winter Terms, and Aboriginal law in the Winter Term.


FACULTY ANNOUNCEMENTS Professor CAMERON JEFFERIES joins the Faculty as an Assistant Professor and Bowker Fellow after spending the last year as a researcher with the Health Law Institute. He will be teaching two sections of Professional Responsibility and First Year Foundations.

Professor RUSSELL BROWN has been appointed to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

STELLA VARVIS is the Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at the Faculty of Law. She teaches in the areas of legal research and writing and is responsible for coordinating the competitive moot program at the Faculty of Law. She joined us on July 1, 2012.

As of July 1, 2012, Professor STEVEN PENNEY became Associate Dean (Research) and upon Professor Russ Brown’s departure (in February, 2013) he became Associate Dean (Graduate Studies & Research). The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that our colleague, Professor ERIN NELSON, initially accepted a two-year assignment as Senior Legal Counsel at the Alberta Court of Appeal starting in September 2012, but is returning to the Faculty July 1, 2013 due to Russell Brown’s appoinment to the Bench.

Stella comes to the University from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, where she served since 2007 as Legal Counsel. Prior to that, she was a research lawyer in the litigation department of Brownlee LLP. Stella was also active in the competitive moot program in law school, winning the Judges Prize at the Laskin Moot in 2000 and first place in the Clinton J. Ford Moot in 2001. She also served on the Alberta Law Review Editorial Board and Law Faculty Council. She won a number of prizes and awards including the Bryan & Company Student Leadership Award, the Rhonda Zacharias Memorial Award and the Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership. Stella received her LL.B. in 2001.

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law would like to offer our warmest congratulations to our colleague Dr. Russell Brown on his appointment to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, in Edmonton. He has been a wonderful teacher, scholar and colleague and the Faculty of Law has every confidence that Dr. Brown will be an outstanding judge. Dr. Russell Brown was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1995. He practised law in B.C. from 1995 to 2004, working initially with the law firm of Davis, now Davis LLP, and later with the law firm of Carfra and Lawton in Victoria, B.C. Dr. Brown joined the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law in 2004. A recipient of the Faculty’s The Hon. Tevie H. Miller Teaching Excellence Award (2007), Dr. Brown taught Tort Law, Civil Procedure, Property, and Wills. Dr. Brown supervised U of A Faculty of Law graduate students at both the LLM and PhD levels. His research interests lie generally within tort law (particularly recovery for pure economic loss and factual causation) and public authority common law liability for takings, and he is the author of Pure Economic Loss in the Canadian Law of Negligence (LexisNexis, 2011).

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rofessor Eric Adams obtained his B.A. from McGill University, his LL.B. from Dalhousie University, and his S.J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. His current teaching and research interests are in the areas of constitutional law, employment law, and legal history. Eric Adams and his family Prior to joining the Faculty of Law in 2007, he was an Associate Lawyer for Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP in Toronto. Professor Adams stresses active learning in the classroom. Sometimes as individuals or in small groups, often in class-wide discussions, he encourages students to reflect upon, articulate, and share their own views of the material. In Professor Adams’ view, a legal education must prepare law students for all manner of legal practice in a varied number of careers. Accordingly, his approach to teaching challenges students to recognize that the skills of critical, rigorous, and creative reading, thinking, and analysis offer the best preparation for whatever career they pursue. Professor Adams has published numerous articles, book chapters and book reviews and has presented extensively at conferences throughout Canada and around the world including the European Forum for Young Legal Historians, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, in 2009 and at the International Law and Society Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii in 2012. In 2010, he taught an intensive seminar Introduction to Canadian Law and Politics at Niigata University in Niigata, Japan. Professor Adams continues to participate actively in numerous professional and academic organizations. He is a graduate student supervisor, Faculty Advisor for the Alberta Law Review, and Editorial Board member for the Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d’études constitutionelles.

Faculty of Law Sessional Teaching Excellence Award RECIPIENT: RICK REESON


ick Reeson, Q.C. is a banking and insolvency lawyer, and Associate Counsel in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson LLP. He received his Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina, and his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1994. His practice consists primarily of commercial and business transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation as well as business law and banking law. Rick has represented a variety of banks, trust companies and financial institutions in all aspects of their corporate and business affairs. With over 30 years of experience, Rick is a respected lawyer in the area of banking and insolvency law. He had the honour of being listed as a leading practitioner in insolvency and financial restructuring in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2006. Rick was also included in the 2006 (inaugural) edition of Best Lawyers in Canada, published by Woodward/White Inc. Rick has published in trade journals and regularly presents articles on banking and insolvency law and legal developments. He has also instructed and made presentations to a number of institutions, business and professional organizations over the years. These include the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Insolvency Practitioners Association, The Canadian Institute, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, amongst others. He has been a longstanding sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta Law School where he currently teaches Personal Property Security Law and Corporate Restructuring Law. 

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Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching


he Faculty of Law is thrilled to recognize one of our own faculty members as one of the 2012 recipients of the Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Professor Eric Adams who researches and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, legal history, and employment law has published a number of articles and book chapters on aspects of Canadian constitutional history including studies of the classic cases, Roncarelli v. Duplessis and Christie v. York. He is currently working on a book project on the history of the Canadian Constitution over the course of the twentieth-century, Canadian Constitutional Revolutions: Law, Politics, and Culture.

OTHER Recognition of LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law for 2012


he Faculty of Law is very pleased to offer its special congratulations to our colleague Professor Catherine Bell on her selection by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) as the recipient of the nationally prestigious Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law for 2012, for her outstanding contributions to legal scholarship in Canada. The award, established by the then Governor General of Canada, acknowledges Professor Catherine Bell’s innovative research and teaching of Aboriginal Law, but also the profound impact her work has had in the everyday lives of Aboriginal peoples. “Professor Bell is an exemplary scholar who is considered a pioneer in the field of aboriginal law. Her innovative research and teaching has had a profound impact on not only the study and practice of aboriginal law, but also on the everyday lives of Aboriginal Peoples,” said CBA President Trinda L. Ernst, Q.C., of Kentville, N.S.* *Excerpt first published on the University of Alberta website.


Killam Annual Professor for 2012-2013: Professor Joanna Harrington


he Faculty of Law congratulates Professor Joanna Harrington, who has become the first lawyer and legal academic at the University of Alberta to be awarded a Killam Annual Professorship. Each year, a maximum of eight Killam Annual Professorships are awarded to outstanding academics at the U of A. The award is based on scholarly activities including teaching, research, publications, creative activities, presented papers, supervision of graduate students, courses taught, and service to the community beyond the University in activities related to University responsibilities. As someone who has worked with lawyers in practice for her research, rather than working from an interdisciplinary perspective, Professor Harrington explained: “I’m delighted to see the recognition that academic lawyers do contribute to scholarly research, and that work with lawyers in practice, government officials and policymakers is recognized alongside work from other disciplines. The Killam award is something very special, in light of the respect for the Killam name and the work of the Trusts, and I’m very thankful for the support I received from Dean Philip Bryden and my colleague, Professor Russ Brown, as well as the support from the external referees, for this award.”


he University of Alberta Faculty of Law blog was created as a forum for the faculty and certain guest-bloggers to communicate their interests with an audience wider than the typical academic one. While the blogging faculty can and sometimes do mention their ongoing academic research in their posts, the goal is to allow the bloggers to write in an informal and casual manner about whatever issues they find interesting. Academic and legal commentary and general interest stories have been prominently featured in the blog. The blog attracts readers from all over the world and from all sorts of professions. It has won the Canadian Law Blog Award twice, as well as coming in as a finalist twice in the past six years. You can check out our blogs on the Faculty of Law’s main page and click on the blog icon

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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS BOOKS Pure Economic Loss in Canadian Negligence Law

Finally, Canadian tort and contract lawyers have a new resource to consult on claims in negligence for pure economic loss. Written by law professor Russell Brown, this book comprehensively deals with this complex and often confusing area of Canadian law. RUSSELL BROWN Pure Economic L oss in Canadian Negligence L aw (LexisNexis, 2011)

The Cure for Everything!

Perceptions of Promise

Health-law expert Timothy Caulfield exposes the special interests that twist good science about health and fitness to sell us services and products that mostly don’t work. Caulfield demonstrates that the truth about being healthy is easy to find (but often hard to do).

Perceptions of Promise arose from a workshop that brought together internationally recognized artists and biomedical scholars and scientists to explore questions surrounding stem cell research, public perceptions of biotechnology, and the parallels and differences between creative and scientific practices.

TIMOTHY CAULFIELD The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages About Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin, 2012)

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Sean Caulfield, Curtis Gillespie and TIMOTHY CAULFIELD, ed s. Perce pt ion s of Promi se: Biotechnolog y, Society and Art (Department of Art and Design and University of Washington Press, 2011)

Tort Law, 5th edition

Property on Trial

Tort Law, Fifth Edition provides a thorough coverage of Canadian tort law, with both historical and philosophical context, and contemporary developments in case law and legislation. The fifth edition of this highly-regarded and frequentlycited text includes discussion of such topics as the continuing effect of the refined duty of care formula on Canadian negligence law, particularly with respect to liability of public authorities and pure economic loss recovery; expansion of freedom of expression as regards to public interest; defamation on the internet; new developments in nuisance and strict liability; and the new tort of protection of privacy, among others.

A collection of 14 studies of Canadian pr op e r t y l a w disputes investigates the relationship between private and public interests in property; the limits of private property owners’ rights in relation to others, particularly neighbours and family; and the intersection of property law principles with other branches of the law, including criminal law, family law, and human rights.

LEWIS KLAR Tort Law, 5th ed, Carswell, 2012)

Eric Tucker, JAMES MUIR and BRUCE ZIFF, editors, Property on Tr ial: Cana dian Ca ses in Context. (Toronto: Irwin Law and the Osgoode Society, 2012)


Working People in Alberta: A History

Working People in Alberta traces the history of labour in Alberta from the period of First Nations occupation to the present. Drawing on over two hundred inter v iews w ith labour leaders, activists, and ordinary working people, as well as on archival records, the volume gives voice to the people who have toiled in Alberta over the centuries. In so doing, it seeks to counter the view of Alberta as a one-class, one-party, oneideolog y prov ince, in which distinctions between those who work and those who own are irrelevant. Workers from across the generations tell another tale, of an ongoing collective struggle to improve their economic and social circumstances in the face of a dominant, exploitative elite. Their stories are set within a sequential analysis of provincial politics and economics, supplemented by chapters on women and the labour movement and on minority workers of colour and their quest for social justice. Alvin Finkel, with contributions by JAMES MUIR et al, Working People in Alberta: A Histor y. (Edmonton: AU Press, 2012)

Criminal Procedure in Canada

Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 3rd Edition

Five years in the making, this long-awaited guide explains the r ules of criminal procedure in a clear, concise manner—ideal for prosecutors, defence lawyers, law students and judges. Rather than organizing the subject around particular statutory or constitutional provisions, the authors have chosen a chronological structure: the relevant rules and procedures are introduced and explained in the same sequence that a person investigating and prosecuting would ordinarily experience them. This makes the book easy to refer to, and results in a more logical and intuitive organization of the subject matter.

Designed to meet the needs of second-year and third-year courses in evidence, the third edition of Evidence: A Canadian Casebook investigates the rules and principles that govern how facts are established in legal proceedings. The authors are wellrespected scholars from a number of Canadian law schools, who have developed a casebook that sets itself apart from other resources by weaving a single case study—in spired by an actual murder prosecution— throughout the entire text. At the end of each chapter, the authors introduce new developments in the case study, and students are asked to apply what they have just learned to solve problems that emerge in the course of that case. These cases are presented with insightful commentary by the authors, offering students a compelling introduction to the subject of evidence.

STEVEN PENNEY, Vincenzo Rondinelli and James Stribopoulos, Criminal Procedure in Canada. (LexisNexis Canada, 2011).

Personal Property Security Law, 2nd Edition

This book examines the legal framework for secured credit set out in the Personal Property Security Act. First proclaimed by Ontario in 1976, the PPSA is in force today in all nine common law prov inces and t he three federal territories. This second edition updates the area of personal property security law in Canada with new caselaw, including some important SCC cases clarifying the law or providing the conceptual basis for its further amplification. In addition, the book covers significant changes to legislation which interfaces with the PPSA, such as the Securities Transfer Acts and their Quebec equivalent, now brought into effect in most Canadian jurisdictions. Ronald C.C, Cuming, Catherine Walsh & RODERICK J. WOOD, Personal Property Security Law, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2012)

Hamish Stewar t, Rolanda Murphy, STEVEN PENNEY, M a r i ly n P i l k i ng ton , Ja me s St r ibopoulos, Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 3rd e d . (E d m o n d Mo n t gom e r y Publications, 2011).

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VISITORS Justice SHEILA A. GRECKOL is the Judge in Residence for the academic year 2012/2013. She was admitted to the bar in the province of Alberta in 1976 and for about twenty five years, practised in the areas of labour law and human rights, including cases advancing Charter of Rights and Freedoms claims. Justice Greckol was honoured for her exemplary advocacy in human rights cases in 1991 when she received the Suzanne Mah Memorial Award. In 1999, Justice Greckol and the other members of the legal team, who argued the Vriend case at the Supreme Court of Canada, were recognized by the Suzanne Mah Memorial Award and the Edmonton Social Planning Council Award. In 2001, she was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton, where she presides over criminal, civil and family law cases. During her Residency with the Faculty, she will be working on a restorative justice project.

EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce its inaugural Executive in Residence program with MICHAEL A. CARTEN spearheading the initiative. In 1999, he founded Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. and has been its Executive Chairman since then. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. from 1999 to September 1, 2009. He has represented some of Canada’s largest energy companies and has been an Advisor to both Federal and Provincial Governments. Most Recently, Mr. Carten served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Government Finance of Nesbitt Burns. Prior to that, he was a Senior Partner of Bennett Jones one of Canada’s leading energy law firms. He is a member of the Board of Directors of University Technologies International (Calgary). Mr. Carten is a BA graduate of Loyola College (Concordia University) in Montreal, Quebec and Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His role as Executive in Residence will be to explore alternative business models for firms and business planning for clients. 14 |   S p r i n g 2 013

The 2012 a n nua l s e s sion a l instructor’s dinner was held on Aug ust 22, 2012, at the University of Alberta Faculty Club. The dinner offers an opportunity for sessional instructors to meet each other and the faculty members in a casual setting, while preparing for the upcoming academic year. It also allows the Faculty to recognize and thank our sessional instructors for their commitment to our students.



Sessional Staff Bob Aloneissi Q.C. Shawn Beaver Brian Beresh Q.C. Dino Bottos Kent Brown Sarah Burningham Troy Chalifoux Andrew Chamberlain Robert Chambers Sandra Corbett Debra Curcio Lister Mona Duckett Q.C. Erin Eacott Jane Fagnan

Kevin Feehan Q.C. Marie Gordon Q.C. Patricia Hebert Karen Hewitt Barbara Howell Q.C. Lori Johnson Brian Kash Kevin Kimmis James Kindrake Bruce King Nancy Kortbeek Donald Lucky Michelle Mackay Douglas Mah Q.C.

Timothy Mavko Karim Mawani Rob McDonald Maureen McGuire Averie McNary Q.C. Donna Molzan Brian Murphy Patrick Nugent Edmond O’Neill William Ostapek Peter Pagano Q.C. Patricia Paradis Lynn Penrod Doug Peterson

Christine Pratt G. Neil Reddekopp Rick Reeson Q.C. Rob Reynolds Q.C. Judge Bart Rosborough Megan Rosborough Peter Royal Q.C. Kurt Sandstrom Q.C. Naomi Schmold Dan Scott Benga Shoyele Greg Sim Jody Simonson Karen Smith

Don Sommerfeldt David Stam Shane Stevenson Jeremy Taylor Brian Vail Q.C. Ian Wachowicz Katherine Weaver David Wedge Dick Wilson Q.C. Sharlene Yanitski Ted Yoo

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student stats



he Faculty of Law welcomed its 175 newest students during this year’s orientation on September 6, 2012 concluding with the Dean’s barbeque

outside the Law Center. The Faculty received 1528 applications for admission for the 2012/2013 year, with a median LSAT score of 162. 

Average Age


Age Range


Gender Breakdown

54.8% male and 45.2% female

Residency Breakdown

65.1% resident 34.9% non-resident

Average GPA


Average LSAT


Total Applications



Ongoing Student Engagement a Top Priority


he Law Students’ Association (LSA) continues to play an important role in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. With another year of increased student membership (over 450), the LSA continues to facilitate student engagement not only though academic, athletic, and professional activities, but more notably through social events. The friendly atmosphere and collegiality among students is a characteristic that makes the Faculty of Law distinctive. Some of these social events include: the Pre-Orientation Party for 1Ls, First Friday, the EL Hacko Golf Tournament, and one of our oldest traditions the Carbolic Smoke Ball. Aside from the social

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aspects, some services that the LSA provides to our members includes: access and upkeep to our student lounge the Gavel, lockers, eligibility to participate in intramural sports at no cost, and the sale of Condensed Annotated Notes (CANs), which continues to be popular among students but not as much with professors. To accomplish all these things and support such a large membership a competent executive is essential and I am pleased to say that I have the privilege of being a part of one. Our 2012-2013 executive includes: Garrett Lee (VP General), Shanlee von Vegesack (VP Finance), Jillanna Sehn (VP Academic), Ryan Ghuman (VP External), Tareyn Warren (VP Sports), Matthew Wehrung & Adeel Mulla (VP Services), Dhruv Gupta & Laura Coffell (VP Socials), and last but not least our 1L Representatives, Steve Morrison & Conor Flemming. The sustained support of both students and faculty enables the LSA to remain active in student life and continue to build a community in which students are pleased to be involved. Our website is:


Twitter MOOT Competition By Pippa Feinstein (3L)


ovember 20th saw the second ever twitter moot, organized by West Coast Environmental Law. The moot took the form of a reference question to the “Supreme Twitter Court of Canada” and concerned whether there was an existing common law public right to a healthy atmosphere. There were four other teams from different Canadian Law schools representing federal and provincial governments and environmental and industry interveners. All the teams involved were very impressive twitter advocates, and we were honoured to engage in discussion with them all. Sam Harrison and I represented the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources as interveners in the case, and argued in favour of the public right. We argued that the public right was incidental to our constitution’s s.35 Aboriginal rights. We also stressed that the court had to consider Indigenous peoples’ conceptions of their environments when deciding the matter. Twitter was a challenging medium to forward complex legal arguments, however Sam and I embraced our creative sides and managed to pull it off. One of the most important features of the moot was the use of social media to engage members of the public in legal debates. Our tweets contained youtube clips of elders speaking about their peoples’ connection to the land and comic strips we made that illustrated concepts we referred to in our factums. We included as many free online resources for the public to check out as possible, and used the biggest trending hashtags on twitter to attract more followers. We also expressed our arguments in as direct language as possible, so that the public would not be alienated by any legalese. You can find our tweets, comics, and resource links on the WCEL website. We’d like to thank our moot coach Professor Jeffries, our judges: Michael Geist – Canada Research Chair of Internet and

Law students Pippa Feinstein and Sam Harrison (left, right) and professor and coach Cameron Jefferies are preparing their best 140-character arguments

Twitter Moot winners Harrison (l) and Feinstein (r) of the second national Twitter Moot competition

e-commerce law at UOttawa, Polly Higgins – UK Barrister and environmental advocate, and Lisa Taylor – journalist and journalism Professor at Ryerson, and the law

firm of Ng Ariss Fong for sponsoring us. We were glad to be able to donate our prize money to the Environmental Law Centre here in Edmonton.

See more at:

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MOOT COURT PROGRAM 2011-2012 2012 Moot Court Teams

Western Canada Trial

Congratulations to the moot court participants. Thank you to all the coaches and judges who helped make the season a success.

Winnipeg, February 2012 Student Participants: Nicole Patterson and John Schmidt Moot Supervisor: Kent Haryett

Mathews Dinsdale National Labour Arbitration Competition

Alberta Court of Appeal Moot

Toronto, January 2012 Student Participants: Adam Norget and Andrew Tarver Moot Supervisor: David Williams and John Carpenter Student Coaches: Brittney Tetz and Imane Semaine Clinton J. Ford

Edmonton, March 2012 Student Participants: Nicole Rodych and Kate Whittleton (Civil) Francisco Marquez-Stricker and Phil Prowse (Criminal) Ryan Algar and Kent West (Constitutional) Moot Supervisors: Professor Ron Hopp (Civil), Tamara Friesen (Criminal), Professor Eric Adams (Constitutional)

Edmonton, February 2012 Student Participants: Michael Marchen, Farah Mohamed, Matthew Turzansky and Elyse van Spronsen Moot Supervisor: Professor Steven Penney

Bennett Jones Health Law Moot

Gale Cup

Corporate Securities Moot

Toronto, February 2012 Student Participants: Matthew Blimke, Belinda Chiang, Jessie Larter, and Gareth Reeves Moot Supervisor: Professor Matthew Lewans Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot

Calgary, March 2012 Student Participants: Nycki Basra, Kevin Haldane, Matthew Pagels, and Michelle Paul Moot Supervisor: Professor Russell Brown

Michael Marchen, Elyse van Spronsen, Farah Mohamed and Matthew Turzansky, Moot Supervisor: Professor Steven Penney

Toronto, March 2012 Student Participants: Cameron Anderson, Melissa Jakobfi, Marcus Ostrowerka, Adina Popescu, and Daniel Weber Moot Supervisor: Professor Barry Slutsky Donald G. Bowman National Tax Moot

Toronto, February 2012 Student Participants: Kent Gislason, Jonathan Ip, Justin Turc and Karen Wun Moot Supervisor: Professor Wayne Renke

Toronto, March 2012 Jacques Du Plessis, Devinn Connolly, Scott Nicol, Theo Stathakos, Nancy Whitehouse Strong Moot Supervisor: Professor Chris Sprysak

Laskin Moot

Kawaskimhon Moot

Moncton, February 2012 Student Participants: Russell Ault, James Raworth, Paul Tonita and Mark Zion Moot Supervisor: Patricia Paradis

Saskatoon, March 2012 Student Participants: Shayne Abrams and Joshua Jackson Moot Supervisor: Professor Catherine Bell

Canadian Client Consultation Competition

Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court

Ottawa, February 2012 Student Participants: Angela Keibel and Sherry Simons Moot Supervisor: Lynn Parish

Imane Semaine, Andrew Tarver, Adam Norget and John Carpenter

Professor Matthew Lewans, Gareth Reeves, Jessie Larter, Belinda Chiang, and Matthew Blimke

Professor Wayne Renke, Kent Gislason, Justin Turc, Karen Wun and Jonathan Ip

Toronto, March 2012 Student Participants: Cyrus Haghighi, Tasneem Karbani, Robbie Nissen and Jorge Pineda Moot Supervisor: Professor Joanna Harrington (l-r) Paul Tonita, James Raworth, Patricia Paradis, Russell Ault and Mark Zion

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Devinn Connolly, Nancy Whitehouse Strong, Jacques Du Plessis, Scott Nicol, Theo Stathakos and Professor Chris Sprysak.

Angela Keibel, Sherry Simons and Lynn Parish Ryan Algar, Professor Eric Adams and Kent West

Nicole Patterson and John Schmidt

Nicole Rodych, Professor Ron Hopp, Kate Whittleton and Gareth Reeves (Court Clerk)

Michelle Paul, Kevin Haldane, Matthew Pagels, Nycki Basra and Professor Russell Brown

Daniel Weber, Marcus Ostrowerka, Adina Popescu, Professor Barry Slutsky, Melissa Jakobfi and Cameron Anderson

Joshua Jackson, Professor Catherine Bell and Shayne Abrams

Professor Joanna Harrington, Robbie Nissen, Tasneem Karbani, Cyrus Haghighi and Jorge Pineda

Moot Court Placements 2012-2013 - Brimacombe Moot Selection Round Top Student Participants: Theo Stathakos & Mandy Kahlmeier (1st place, tied) Joshua Allen & Braden Sheps (2nd place, tied) Alberta Court of Appeal Civil Law Alysha Rozon and Kathleen Kenney Criminal Law Curtis Steeves and Samantha Labahn Constitutional Law Joshua Allen and Jordan Wray Clinton J. Ford Mike Boultbee, Mimi Wang, Karen Wun, Barbara Acton Gale Cup Mandy Kahlmeier, Katherine Fraser, Brendan Gould, Nora Kharouba SPONSOR: BERESH CUNNINGHAM Laskin Pablo Retamozo, Leah McDaniel,

Fransisco Marquez-Stricker, Kathy Drouin-Carey

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Matthew Storey, Gareth Reeves, Garth Paulson, Tatum Woywitka

Corporate Securities Theo Stathakos, Eric Lam, Morgan Wheaton, Braden Sheps Bennett Jones Health Law Moot Katherine Fisher, Renee Boliaratz, Mario Babic, Peter Basta SPONSOR: BENNETT JONES The following moot placements are determined by a separate process: Donald G. Bowman National Tax Moot Competition Russell Ault, Regan Dahl, Belinda Chiang, Maciej Zielnik SPONSOR: DENTONS CANADA (FORMERLY FMC)

Kawaskimhon Mark Dupres and Russell Sheppard Regional Client Counseling Competition Matthew Mowbrey and Kerry Croft Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP National Labour Arbitration Moot Natasha Edgar and Avril Fisher SPONSOR: CHIVERS CARPENTER LLP Western Canada Trial Phil Prowse and Bobby Randhawa

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xpectations for the University of Alberta Law Rugby Alumni Weekend were high after two consecutive years of close games with the students coming out on top. The weekend kicked off with a Friday night out on Whyte Avenue to focus on carbohydrate loading before the pressure filled games. Game day started early with the ladies rugby teams battling first, where the students came out with a win, followed by the men’s game. The Olden Bearristers revealed they had a few wily veteran moves up their sleeves which powered a third quarter comeback. However, in the end, the grueling practices and hours of conditioning by the Golden Bearristers proved to be too much. For the third year in a row, the Golden Bearristers claimed victory. Following the games, the MVPs were recognized with an honorary drink from the golden boot followed by the everlasting tradition of past Presidents taking their turn at a drink. A big thank you goes to Professor David Percy from the Faculty of Law for refereeing the men’s game. To cap off the successful weekend, the local bar One One Eight hosted the teams for a celebration of the blood, sweat and tears shed.

Panda Bearristers Rugby Alumni Taste Victory By Kathryn Laurie


Many thanks are due to Professor Russell Brown for acting as n October 13th, Panda Bearristers alumni Sarah Crummy, Amanda Hart-Dowhun, Holly Juska, Nicole linesman and to Mike Topping for officiating the game, as well as Patterson, Molly St. Arnaud, and Brittney Tetz took once again coaching the Panda Bearristers in their quest for glory. to the Nor’westers Rugby Field to face this year’s squad in the annual rugby alumni game. Despite dominating the scrums and playing an overall technically superior game, the current Bearristers were ultimately outscored by the alumni. Brittney Tetz and Molly St. Arnaud, in particular, were incredibly adept at exploiting gaps in the Bearristers’ defensive line; once through, even the fast feet of Kaitlyn Cumming and Heather Frydenlund (1L standouts) couldn’t reach them before the goal line. The alumni victory was especially sweet for returning members, as it was their first in many years. Next year’s match should prove interesting with the addition of four more Bearristers veterans to the alumni squad, including formidable team captain Rhyannon O’Heron (3L). One thing’s for certain; despite the intimidating alumni line-up, the Bearristers will be hungry to reclaim their title. Panda Bearristers Alumni Team 20  |  s p r i n g 2013




or the 18th year, students from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law have put on two nights of musical theatre with this year’s production of Charlie and the Law Factory. Over 200 volunteers, including singers, musicians, dancers, actors, and behind-thescenes crew brought a lawyerly adaptation of the iconic novel to life on stage. Law Show is often the highlight of participating students’ school year. This time of year, months of hard work and rehearsals culminate in two nights of backstage laughs between new friends and lastminute review of dance moves, lyrics, and lines in the wings. Law Show allows otherwise academically-minded and incredibly studious future lawyers to blossom into the incredibly talented shining stars we saw on stage. Everyone involved pours a little bit of their heart and soul into making the show a success. It’s always amazing to watch the transformation from September to

February as these students struggle through dance moves, memorize lines, create costumes, and learn to play and sing new songs with adapted lyrics all in the name of charity. This year is the second year of our three-year partnership with the Zebra Child Protection Centre. Last year, we were able to donate $25,000.00 to the Zebra Centre and we are on track to donate even more this year thanks to the incredible efforts of these wonderful students performing on stage and working behind the scenes, our sponsors and all those who came out to see the show.

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STUDENT PROFILES Interview with Russ Sheppard (3L)

From Death to New Life at -60ºC

I had to learn how to become a ‘northern’ teacher with a different mind-set,” said Russ. “They needed to trust that hope existed and that something could transform their circumstances.” That connection developed over time and wasn’t easy, but “they were ready, they were waiting for something.” The solution came from an unlikely source—the sport of lacrosse.

For Russ Sheppard, a law degree is a new milestone in a remarkable career path that has improved young lives in Canada’s North. By Louise McEachern


he arctic tundra is an often romanticized region of the world, as typified through the voice of author Pierre Berton, where intense 100-kilometer-perhour winds, -60C temperatures, bright dense summer flora and immense ninekilogram Arctic char create imagery often associated with the spirit of the Canadian explorer, a place where beauty meets endurance and mankind meets himself. Those elements do exist in the small hamlet of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, but there also exists a set of starkly harsh and contrasting realities for those who live in geographic and social isolation for most of the year, where, for many, 10 or more family members might live in a small bungalow built on stilts, where 20 hours of darkness per day and few economic opportunities segue into indifference, immobilization and dark choices. When Russ Sheppard (3L) arrived in Kugluktuk in 1998, with an education degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a desire to make a connection with students, he was unprepared for the profound misery and hopelessness that faced the youth and the community. Chronic cycles of family drug and alcohol abuse, domestic v iolence and low class attendance at the local high school were prevalent. Over the period of several years, the suicide rate in Kugluktuk was the highest in Canada and in February of 2000, a rash of six suicides in a school of 135 students pushed the entire community to the brink of numbed oblivion. 2 2 |  s p r i n g 2013

Playing for their lives

“I had to learn how to become a ‘northern’ teacher with a different mind-set. They needed to trust that hope existed and that something could transform their circumstances.” —Russ Sheppard (3L)

“I knew something needed to be done,” said Sheppard. “The question was what? I was here. I am in this. Something needed to change their mindset…The kids needed to care about life again.” Nurturing a meaningful connection and establishing a solid rapport with the students was critical. “I was a ‘southern’ teacher with western ideologies about teaching.

“We needed to find a way to combat the negative forces that plagued the community,” said Sheppard. And with that goal in mind, the Grizzlies Lacrosse Team was born. Although the sport might have been the catalyst that propelled the transformation; it was also a part of a holistic approach to a program that included both significant and incremental changes. Students who wanted to participate on the team were required to fulfill three criteria in the Stay-in-School Grizzlies Lacrosse Program: 80% attendance or better, weekly performance logs including effort assessment, and participation in the development of a social enterprise program as a means of training and fundraising. The results were significant and changed the landscape of the school and the community. In the inaugural year of the Grizzlies program, attendance exploded from 20% to nearly 100%. Slowly, student morale was shifting and the new community-wide prominence of the lacrosse stick had become a prevalent symbol of hope. Most notably, between the years of 20012006, there were no suicides. The social enterprise component of the program flourished when the students participated in the management of the concession stand at the local rink as part of the newly formed Grizzly’s Den Arcade— an enterprise founded by Russ where he managed operations and administered $500,000 gross annual profits with a net annual profit of $52,000 going into youth recreation programming.



C Grizzlies Lacrosse Team

The students also created a team logo, ordered jerseys and equipment, and used some of the funds they raised to travel outside of town to compete in tournaments locally, provincially and across the country. It was not only what they were accomplishing that helped propel the radical axial shift, but, more poignantly, what they had to overcome and endure in order to achieve it. An increase in positive school connections resulted in stronger familial and community ties, reduced student vulnerability to negative forces such as drug and alcohol dependency, and reduced risk of perpetuating the cycle of dependency and domestic violence. The students learned that everyone had a meaningful purpose and a role to play and contributed to the overall well-being of the individual and the group and in 2006, the team travelled to Winnipeg, Manitoba to participate in the national lacrosse championships. Russ also created the Kugluktuk High School Athletics Association to promote students’ school attendance, positive lifestyles and opportunities through sport. Other unexpected successes arose out of this transformational experience. Russ received numerous awards for his outstanding accomplishments including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, the Sport Nunavut Coach of the Year in 2004 and the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Youth Entrepreneur Award in 2003. He was invited to speak at numerous conferences including the keynote speaker for the US Lacrosse Federation in 2004, as well as the Six Nations Police Force in Ottawa in 2004. And, in 2005, his story was told in an ESPN SportsCentre feature.

A new challenge After his life-changing seven years in Kugluktuk, Sheppard was preparing for a career transition. He spent a few years in the Edmonton Public Schools System and some time in Southern Ontario, but was searching for a new challenge. After much contemplation about next steps and a profound desire to renew his sense of place in the world, he decided that a career in Law would afford him the flexibility he was searching for on many levels. It could help him achieve a different perspective and a different way of thinking, dismantle barriers, allow some flexibility to control the “what and the where” in terms of career direction. During his time at the U of  A’s law school, Sheppard’s principal interest was in Aboriginal law and in his last year at t he s chool he worked w it h P rofe s sor Catherine Bell on an aboriginal negotiation competition. In May, he, along with his wife Maxine, who is an agrologist, and their two children, headed to Cranbrook, B.C. where he is articling with Rockies Law. He also signed a Life Rights Agreement with Northwood Productions which grants permission to tell the story of his transformational relationship in Kugluktuk. Filming is currently in pre-production. He says the experience has left him inspired and humbled. “I found myself to be much more selfaware about who I am and who we are. It’s real, it’s emotional. You really have to push yourself to the brink, because you never know what you are capable of.” 

ongratulations to Camille C. Tokar on being selected as the 2012 Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award recipient, an annual international award for the best essay written by a law student on a topic relating to law and the Holocaust. Tokar’s essay, Modernity and the Totalitarian Potential of New Surveillance Technologies, was selected by an international panel of law and Holocaust scholars, including Professor Vivian Curran, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh; David Fraser, Professor of Law and Social Theory, School of Law, University of Nottingham; and Professor Ted DeCoste of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. Tokar will receive the $500.00 prize. Born and raised in Edmonton, Camille Tokar is currently a J.D. candidate at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law. Tokar was the recipient of the Alberta Law Foundation Undergraduate Bursar y in 2011, and the Merv Leitch QC Leadership Scholarship in Law in 2010. She has written for the U of A Faculty of Law’s Canons of Construction from September 2011 to present, and has volunteered at Student Legal Services of Edmonton on Criminal Law and Civil Law projects. She acted as a University of Alberta Board of Academic Appeals Student Adjudicator, between 2008 and 2010, hearing, deliberating and voting on student academic appeals. During her internship with the Director of Research Projects, at the Solicitor General and Public Security Correctional Services Division in Edmonton, she submitted a lengthy analysis to the Office of the Solicitor General and Public Security, Correctional Services Division entitled, ‘The Contribution of the Judicial Interim Release Process to Rising Remanded Populations: An Environmental Scan’. A copy of her essay can be found on the Faculty of Law’s website at

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oing into my first year of law school, I inquired about the of findings throughout the Ghanaian legal community, academia and opportunity to participate in an international internship the media. As such, my involvement with CDD facilitated a timewith the organization Canadian Lawyers Abroad (CLA). ly and constructive public debate at a critical juncture in Ghana’s Instead, I ended up taking the reins of the U of A Chapter of Constitutional history. Having the opportunity to work on the constitutional review CLA. Over the year, a few willing friends and I found the time to host a seminar on aboriginal justice with U of A alumnus process was a highlight of my time with CDD. I do not believe that such a depth of work experiWillie Littlechild, a lunchence in three months would hour documentary on aborigihave been available had I stayed nal rights, and even a live home this past summer. I was music fundraiser. In April, I also involved in discussions received an offer from CLA to led by experts and civil society intern with the host organizaleaders that illuminated the imtion the Center for Democratic portance and complicated tenDevelopment (CDD) in Accra, sions involved in constitutional Ghana. The position promised issues. On the whole, I feel and delivered a unique experilucky just to have been included ence that would build on my Elliot Bridgewater (r) with Ghanian friend in the conversation and hopeexperience in policy, while allowing me to spend an extended time immersed in a vibrant fully to have contributed in some small measure to raising awareness African country, working on highly relevant legal issues. Indeed, of citizens’ constitutional rights. I have to thank the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law for it would prove to be the culmination of a very challenging, but the Global Community Service Grant. This critical contribution afultimately enriching first year of law. After arriving in the muggy bustle of Accra, I made my way to forded me a fulfilling educational experience that otherwise would CDD headquarters. I joined the very small, but savvy legal team, have been financially difficult to undertake. At a time when tuition and got down to a comparative legislation study that considered the increases narrow students’ focus to job competition, the Global current state of Access to Information rights in Ghana, South Africa, Community Service Grant provides students with the flexibility to and Uganda. I was then given the 980 page Constitutional Review explore a world of law in both professionally and personally enCommission’s (CRC) Report to summarize and created a matrix cross- riching ways. referencing the CRC’s recommendations. I also helped my colleagues in the develop2011/2012 Faculty of Law Dean’s List ment of press releases, and communiqués regarding the constitutional review, and FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR edited research papers, and researched the Arnston, Mikkel Chiang, Belinda Amalraj, Valantina similarities and differences between Ghana’s Cho, Diana Comeau, Jeremy Bennett, Matthew and Alberta’s petroleum regulatory regimes. Coppinger, Eve Fairbanks, Wesley Calder, Cassandra I am confident that I am taking much Darwish, Christopher Fisher, Katherine de Groot, Joshua Dhillon, Gautam Ghesquiere, Christopher Griener, Matthew more away in terms of personal developFraser, Katherine Gislason, Kent Herder, Katherine ment through the experience gained, and Holmwood, Emily Gummer, Kendal Jakobfi, Melissa relationships formed with CDD colleagues Kos, Rebecca Hosanna, Derrick Jiang, Ken and the wider community, than any mark I Kwasney, Dayna McDaniel, Leah Joumaa, Eman could have left on Ghana’s legal landscape. Monsma, Leanne McSporran, Kent Kennedy, Jessica Preston, Melissa Reeves, Gareth Matchett, Deanna Nonetheless, my contribution allowed CDD Regush, John Reist, Jenna Ross, Lindsay to focus on a greater depth of analysis than Riskin, Matthew Rodych, Nicole Schmidt, John otherwise would have been permitted due Seigel, Benjamin Sheps, Braden Schwanak, Breanne to resource constraints and numerous onSims, David Stathakos, Theodore Shelton, Rhea going programs. By summarizing the conSlack, Athyna Storey, Matthew Turc, Justin stitutional review CDD was able to take the Trofimuk, Nicholas Tonita, Christopher Waldie, Joanna Watson, Tara Yeung, Lara lead in synthesizing the CRC’s recommenWeber, Greg dations and distribute a compressed analysis

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The faculty of law Global Community Service Grant – renamed the Gerald L. Gall Global Community Service Grant in memory of Professor Gall The purpose of these awards is to provide financial assistance to students who wish to become involved in projects and activities that serve the larger community, either in Canada or abroad. First year and upper year students are eligible for these awards. The award is designed to permit students to pursue these activities during the summer months between their law studies at the Faculty of Law.

Women Against violence Against Women By Rhyannon O’Heron


ith the support of the Faculty of Law Global Community Service Grant in the summer of 2012, I worked for Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)— located in Vancouver, BC—a sexual assault and rape crisis centre that provides victim services such as police and court accompaniments to victims of sexual assault and rape. Prior to beginning law school, I was employed by WAVAW and often conversed with staff and survivors of sexual assault about their experiences. Concerns were voiced about the ways in which rape myths may be impacting the use of judicial and prosecutorial discretion in sexual assault cases. This was particularly troubling to staff who had a long history of working with WAVAW, and saw little change or improvement in the prosecutions of sexual assault cases since the reforms to the sexual assault provisions of the Criminal Code in the 1990’s. Thus, it was hyphothesized that rape myths and stereotypes were continuing to impact the truth seeking process and access to justice for victims and complainants of sexual assault despite these seeming improvements to the law. This project entailed conducting legal research. First, I put together basic information for the staff to assist them in generally understanding the sexual assault provisions of the Criminal Code, burdens of proof and rules of evidence, and principles of sentencing. A review of legal literature and history of the law in the area of sexual assault was also conducted. Most of my time was spent reviewing and statistically analyzing WAVAW client files from the last five years. Through this process, it was apparent that large rates of

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attr ition occur red from the number of women reporting sexual assault to the number of cases that proceed to trial and result in convictions. These results are consistent with nationWomen Against Violence Against Women rally al statistics on sexual assaults. I t hen rev iewed t he reUniversity’s FREDA (Feminist Research ported decisions from these clients’ files; Education Development Action) Centre which were unfortunately only a small for Research on Violence Against Women portion. I was looking at the language and Children’s National Conference Day used and for the presence of myths and in November 2012. WAVAW also plans to stereotypes that appeared to be factoring use this material to create a handbook and into the decision making process in these in workshop presentations for the Crown cases. Prosecutors office. WAVAW has also reFinally, I met with a number of crown ceived interest from Provincial Court Judges prosecutors who were involved in these cas- in having this material presented as part of es and conducted flexible, semi-structured the annual Judges Conference. interviews regarding the use of discretion I very much enjoyed working on this and prosecuting sexual assault cases. project, particularly in working with all the I created a power point presentation staff at WAVAW, and meeting with the lawand will be presenting at Simon Fraser yers who generously contributed their time. without prejudice l aw alumni maga zine  |  25


Working at the West Coast Domestic Worker’s Association, Vancouver, BC By Angela Wong


uring my graduate studies in 2010, I completed an internship with the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) in Singapore. I conducted a research study examining the stressors and abuses migrant domestic workers experienced and how Singapore’s foreign labour policies created space for abuse. I worked mainly with migrant domestic workers who had suffered some form of abuse from their employers or employment agents. While interning at HOME, I learned that the biggest obstacle facing migrant domestic workers, who experienced abuse, was access to justice. My research study sparked my interest in law, and I wanted to learn more about the issues facing live-in caregivers in Canada. Th i s pa st s pr i ng, I cont acted t he Executive Director of West Coast Domestic Wo r k e r ’s A s s o c i a t i o n ( WC DWA ) i n Vancouver about any summer research opportunities to further my education on the legal issues facing live-in caregivers in Canada. The Executive Director mentioned that she needed a research student to help create a series of fact sheets and public legal education materials on employment standards and immigration policies governing the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). Being a small non-profit organization however,

WCDWA did not have the means to fund the research project. Although I was interested in the project, I was hesitant to agree to it because I am self-financing my law education. When I learned I had received the Global Community Service Grant, however, I was elated because it allowed me to commit to the research project without forgoing my financial responsibility.

“I learned that the biggest obstacle facing migrant domestic workers, who experienced abuse, was access to justice.” —Angela Wong

The objective of the research project was to raise awareness about employment standards and immigration policies in the live-in caregiver community by developing a series of fact sheets and public legal education materials about the LCP. WCDWA provides free legal services to live-in caregivers, and deals with approximately 2,500 legal issues a year including phone calls or drop-in clients

asking for basic information, short consults (summary advice), and Federal Court applications (full representation). My primary responsibility was to create fact sheets and public legal education materials on topics such as employment standards, documentation of wages, deductions from wages, employment insurance, employment agencies, open work permits, traveling within the LCP, violation of employment standards and rights of live-in caregivers, and termination of employment. I also wrote articles for the WCDWA’s quarterly newsletter about proving adoption when applying for permanent residence status and the consequences of misrepresentation. After my experience in Singapore, I realized that the best way to empower vulnerable populations is to first educate them on their legal rights and responsibilities. Thus, my experience at WCDWA was rewarding because not only did I accomplish my goal of becoming more knowledgeable on the employment and immigration policies governing line-in caregivers, but the legal education materials I created will inevitably help more live-in caregivers understand their legal rights and responsibilities. I would definitely encourage other students to seek research opportunities with non-profit organizations especially when the Global Community Service Grant is available. The experience was simply invaluable.

2012 LL.M. GRADUATES ALSHANKITI, Asthma (Thesis Fall 2012) A Doct r i n a l a nd L aw a nd Econom ic s Justification of the Treatment of Women in Islamic Inheritance Laws—Supervisor, Moin Yayha 26 |  s p r i n g 2013

ADAMS, Lorrie (Thesis Fall 2012) Distinguishing Employees and Independent Contractors for the Purposes of Employment Standards Legislation—Supervisor, Russ Brown/Lewis Klar

MACOVEI, Lida (Thesis Fall 2012) Rights of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada—Supervisor, Peter Carver


2012 STUDENT AWARDS The Faculty of Law is extremely proud of the large variety of awards available to our students as a result of the strong support of our generous donors. The Faculty gratefully acknowledges the generosity of all award donors, as well as their commitment to the future of the legal profession. Below is a list of student awards and bursaries that were awarded during the 2012 calendar year based on results from the 2011-2012 academic year. *In keeping with FOIP regulations, the names of student award recipients are not published.

The 2012 student award winners were recognized for their achievements during the 23rd Annual Awards Reception at the U of A Faculty Club in November 2012. The evening was attended by student award recipients, donors, family members and faculty.

2012 Faculty of Law Prizes, Awards and Donors GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS



Faculty of Law Annual Fund Graduate Scholarships


Friends and alumni of the Faculty of Law

Foote Graduate Award in Law


Endowed by the Eldon and Anne Foote Fund held by the Edmonton Community Foundation

The Hon. N.D. McDermid Graduate Scholarship in Law

2 @ $9,125

McDermid Law Fund in memory of the late Hon. Neil Douglas McDermid Q.C., who was a prominent member of the legal profession of Alberta




Horace Harvey Gold Medal

Sterling Gilt Medal & $500

Endowed by the late Chief Justice of Alberta

George Bligh O’Connor Silver Medal in Law

Sterling Silver Medal

Endowed by Margaret H. Farnell, daughter of Justice O’Connor

Judges’ Bronze Medal

Bronze Medal

The Judges’ Fund




Joseph Paul Brumlik Scholarship for Excellence in Advocacy

$600 and name recorded on a permanent plaque in the Faculty of Law

Endowed in perpetuity by L.M. Alison Lees in recognition of Joseph Brumlik’s high level of excellence as a lawyer, particularly in advocacy, combined with his exceptional integrity and dedication, and in appreciation of his outstanding qualities as a principal, a mentor, and a law partner

Bryan & Company Student Leadership Award


Endowed by members of the Bryan and Company law firm and family and friends of the late George J. Bryan, Q.C. LLB ‘25

James Alexander Bryce (Sandy) Burgess Memorial Award


Endowed in 1971 by classmates, teachers and other friends of the late Mr J.A.B. Burgess, LLB ‘67, in grateful recognition of his companionship and example

The Hon. Clinton J. Ford Shield


The late Chief Justice of Alberta

Kelly Jenkins Memorial Award

2 @ $250

Law Students’ Association Endowment

The Hon. Cecilia Johnstone Equality Award


Endowed by family, friends and colleagues of The Hon. Cecilia Johnstone

W. Bernie Kelly Q.C. Memorial Prize


Endowed by The Law Society of Alberta in memory of W. Bernie Kelly Q.C.

S.C. McGoey Memorial Bursary


Endowed by friends and family of Sylvester C. McGoey

Mr. Justice W.G. Morrow Memorial Prize


The firm of Reynolds, Mirth, Richards & Farmer in memory of The Hon. Mr. Justice W.G. Morrow

The Hon. C.D. O’Brien Scholarship


The litigation partners and the firm of Bennett Jones LLP

The Hon. Mr. Justice Roslak Memorial Bursary


Endowed by Syncrude Canada Ltd. and Davis LLP in memory of The Hon. Mr. Justice Yaroslaw Roslak to recognize Justice Roslak’s devotion to the rule of law and the Canadian justice system

Shoctor Award in Law


Endowed by Dr. Joseph H. Shoctor Q.C., in memory of his late parents

Stevenson & Coté Book Prize

Stevenson & Coté Book

Juriliber Limited law book publishers

Gordon Wright Q.C. Memorial Award


Endowed by family and friends in memory of Gordon Wright, former MLA for Edmonton Strathcona

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2012 Faculty of Law Prizes, Awards and Donors COMPLETING SECOND YEAR



Patricia J. Coffman Memorial Scholarship


Endowed by members of the Class of 1976

Faculty of Law Undergraduate Scholarship


Faculty of Law

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship

Various @ $2,500

Alberta Scholarship Program

Mr. Justice Arnold F. Moir Scholarship

2 @ $1,600

Endowed by Edythe M. Moir, wife of Mr. Justice Arnold F. Moir, and by members of the Judiciary who have taught over the years in the Faculty of Law

Parlee Scholarship


The partners of Parlee McLaws LLP in recognition of the achievement of the Parlee family, most notably Mr. W.O. Parlee Q.C., and the late Mr. Justice H.H. Parlee

George H. Steer Scholarship


Endowed by the Estate of George H. Steer, LL.D. (Hon.)




Blake, Cassels & Graydon Scholarship


Endowed by Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP, Toronto, Ontario

Blake, Cassels & Graydon Second Year Scholarship

$10,000 (Over two years)

Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP, Calgary, Alberta

Faculty of Law Undergraduate Scholarship

37 @ variable amounts totalling $165,000

Faculty of Law

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship

Various @ $2,500

Alberta Scholarship Program

Norton Rose Canada LLP Scholarship


The law partners of Norton Rose Canada LLP, Calgary, AB

Chief Justice S. Bruce Smith Prize


Endowed by the late Hon. S. Bruce Smith, former Chief Justice of Alberta

The Hon. G. A. Cameron Steer Scholarship


Endowed by members of the Judiciary who have taught over the years in the Faculty of Law




Adams Trust Oil & Gas Prize


Endowed anonymously

Alberta Crown Attorneys Association Prize in Criminal Procedure


Alberta Crown Attorneys Association

Bereskin & Parr Prize in Intellectual Law


Bereskin and Parr, Toronto, Ontario

Edward E. Bishop Prize in Securities Law


Bishop and McKenzie LLP, Edmonton

Bishop & McKenzie Prize in Corporations Law


Bishop and McKenzie LLP, Edmonton

Ken Boyd Scholarship


Endowed by the Alberta Expropriation Association and the friends and family of Ken Boyd

John E. Brownlee Memorial Prize in Local Government Law


Endowed by Brownlee LLP, Edmonton

Chief Judge Nelles V. Buchanan Memorial Scholarship in Litigation


Endowed by the Buchanan family

Anthony (Tony) Cairo Memorial Prize in Professional Responsibility


Endowed by friends, partners, and associates in memory of Anthony (Tony) Cairo

Canadian Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors Prize in Estate Planning


Endowed by Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Canadian Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors Prize in Insurance Law


Endowed by Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Canadian Energy Law Foundation Scholarship


The Canadian Energy Law Foundation

Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Prize in Corporate Taxation


The Canadian Petroleum Tax Society

Canvasback Publishing Book Prize in Administrative Law

Three volume text-Brown & Evans Judicial Review of Administrative Action in Canada

Canvasback Publishing

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2012 Faculty of Law Prizes, Awards and Donors Chomicki Baril Mah LLP Prize in Civil Procedure


The partners of Chomicki Baril Mah LLP in celebration of their 50th anniversary of the establishment and continuation of the Kosowan Wachowich law firm

T.J. Costigan Q.C. Memorial Prize in Torts


Justice Peter T. Costigan

Criminal Trial Lawyers Association Prize in Evidence


Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Alberta

Cruickshank Karvellas Prize in Taxation


Cruickshank Karvellas

William Gordon Egbert Prize in Administrative Law


Endowed by Mr. Justice W.G.N. Egbert

Felesky Flynn LLP Scholarship in Taxation Law


Felesky Flynn LLP

Harris Gillespie Field Q.C. Prize in Environmental Law


Endowed by Field Atkinson Perraton, Barristers and Solicitors, in honour of one of their former senior partners, Harris Gillespie Field Q.C.

Master L.D. Hyndman Memorial Prize


Endowed by Field Atkinson Perraton, Edmonton, in memory of the late Mr. L.D. Hyndman Q.C.

Raymond James Memorial Prize


Endowed by the late Mrs. E. L. FitzSimon, LLB (1926) in memory of her brother

Thomas Janakas & Peter Yanakas Prize in Criminal Law


Mrs. Audrey Janakas and the late Mr. Peter Yanakas

Jones & de Villars Prize in Administrative Law

$1,500 & “Principles of Admin. Law”

Endowed by the authors and contributors Jones & de Villars’ Principles of Administrative Law

The Hon. Donald Lee Prize in Immigration Law


Donated by the Chinese Canadian National Council, the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association and friends of the Hon. Mr. Justice Donald Lee

Lieberman Prize in Law & Medicine


Endowed by Mr. Justice S.S. Lieberman in memory of M.I. Lieberman Q.C.

Maritime Law Book Ltd. Prize


Maritime Law Book Ltd.

Dr. Hazel Rutherford McCuaig Scholarship in Property Law


The McLean McCuaig Foundation in honour of Dr. Hazel Elizabeth Rutherford McCuaig

Abe W. Miller Prize in Criminal Law


Miller Family

David Mochan Memorial Prize in Criminal Law


Endowed by friends and family of the late David Mochan

Morrow Book Prize in Jurisprudence


Endowed by The Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Alberta

Norman J. Pollock Q.C. Prize in Advocacy


Endowed by the friends of Norman J. Pollock Q.C. and Witten LLP

Juris Radze Memorial Prize


Endowed by friends of the late Juris Radze

Darcy Readman Prize in Personal Property Security Law


Endowed by the colleagues, friends, and classmates of Darcy Readman and by his colleagues at Duncan & Craig LLP

Betty Ann Segatto Memorial Prize in Real Estate


Donated by the Alberta Law Review and Mr. Joseph Segatto in memory of Betty Anne Segatto

A.I. Shumiatcher Memorial Prize in Advocacy


Endowed by Dr. Morris C. Shumiatcher Q.C.

Dr. Alexander Smith Q.C. Prize in the Subject of Contracts


Endowed by the late Dr Alexander Smith Q.C., Professor Emeritus of Law, as well as his friends and colleagues

Stemp & Company Prize in Intellectual Property Law


Stemp & Company, Intellectual Property Lawyers, Patent & Trademark Agents

The Hon. J.J. Stratton Q.C. Scholarship


Endowed by the law firm of Davis LLP in recognition of the level of excellence in the practice of corporate and commercial law demonstrated by The Hon. J.J. Stratton Q.C.

Sydney B. Woods Q.C. Prize in Constitutional Law


Endowed by Field Atkinson Perraton, in honour of one of the founders of the firm, the late Mr. Sydney B. Woods Q.C.

To be AWARDED in the FALL



R. John Adams & Agnes M. Adams Prize


Endowed anonymously

Alberta Law Foundation Bursaries

96 @ variable amounts totalling $272,000

Alberta Law Foundation

Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law 10th Anniversary Award

1 @ $1,000

Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association

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2012 Faculty of Law Prizes, Awards and Donors Articling Committee Award


Endowed by the Faculty of Law Articling Committee

Articling Committee Bursary


Endowed by the Faculty of Law Articling Committee

Margaret - Ellen Bonar Scholarship


David Bodnarchuk in memory of his mother Margaret-Ellen Bonar

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Professional Excellence Award


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Carscallen LLP Bursary in Oil & Gas Law


Members of Carscallen LLP

Duncan & Craig LLP Community Service Award


Duncan & Craig LLP

Edmonton Bar Association Award


Edmonton Bar Association

Edmonton Legal Community Bursary

Various ($500 total value)

Edmonton Legal Community Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation

Howard T. Emery Prize


The Partners of Emery Jamieson to recognize the retirement from active practice of pioneer lawyer Howard T. Emery Q.C., on the occasion of his 90th birthday, and the firm’s 100th anniversary

Emery Jamieson LLP Award


Emery Jamieson LLP

Francis Michael (Ned) Feehan Memorial Award


Endowed by Mrs. Teresa I. Feehan, in memory of her late husband, F.M. (Ned) Feehan Q.C.

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP First Year Student Bursary

2 @ $900

Endowed by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

Harry A. Friedman Memorial Bursary


Endowed by the late Mrs. Frances Friedman in memory of her late husband

Ronald & Anne Hopp Bursary


Endowed by colleagues and former students and Student Legal Services volunteers

Juriliber Scholarship


Endowed by Juriliber Limited (law book publishers)

The Hon. Constantine Kosowan Award


Endowed by the family, friends, and colleagues of the Hon. Constantine Kosowan

Law Class of 1979 Memorial Bursary


Endowed by the Class of 1979 in memory of Paul Dupuis, Jana Herskovic and Elizabeth Rodger

McMillan LLP (Vancouver) Linda Tinkler Scholarship


McMillan LLP (Vancouver)

Merv Leitch Q.C. Scholarship in Law


Endowed by a fundraising committee chaired by former Premier Peter Lougheed

Manning Family Award in Law


The Manning Family through the Edmonton Community Foundation

Stanley H. McCuaig Scholarship


McCuaig Desrochers, in memory of Stanley H. McCuaig Q.C.

J.D.O. Mothersill Memorial Bursary

2 @ $1,500

Endowed by members of the family of the late Mr. Mothersill, who was a student on this campus and was active in extracurricular activities

Lorne Ruzicka Bursary in Law


Kate Dykstra and Parlee McLaws LLP

Dr. Alexander Smith Q.C. Bursary in 2nd year Law


Endowed by colleagues, family and friends of the late Dr. Alexander Smith Q.C.

Dr. Alexander Smith Q.C. Bursary in 3rd year Law


Endowed by colleagues, family and friends of the late Dr. Alexander Smith Q.C.

Rhonda Zacharias Memorial Award


Law Students’ Association Endowment




The Hon. Justice Alexander (Andy) Andrekson Memorial Scholarship


The Donna and Mickey Hajash Foundation

Belzberg Entrance Scholarships

2 @ $5,000

The Belzberg Family

Bennett Jones LLP Scholarship


Members of Bennett Jones LLP who are alumni or friends of the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta

Canadian National Scholarship in Law


Endowed by Canadian National

Dean’s Citation in Law

$25,000 (Payable over three years)

Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

Louis Desrochers Scholarship in Law


Louis Desrochers L.L.D., Q.C. and Marcelle Desrochers

Faculty of Law Entrance Scholarship


Faculty of Law

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2012 Faculty of Law Prizes, Awards and Donors Faculty of Law Entrance Scholarship

20 @ variable amounts totalling $110,000

Faculty of Law

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Entrance Bursary

2 @ $900

Endowed by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Entry Scholarship

$8,500 Variable number

Endowed by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

Sally Hansen Memorial Bursary


Ray B. Hansen Q.C.

Harold Lawrence Hawe Bursary

$24,000 (Payable over three years)

Endowed through The Estate of the late Mrs. Anne Muriel Sarah Hawe

Robert A. Homme Q.C. Memorial Scholarship in Law


Endowed in 2005 by Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP in memory of Robert A. Homme Q.C., LLB 1970, BSc (Eng) 1967 who practiced primarily in the real estate area

Horace Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Law


Endowed by the late Mrs. Louise Johnson in memory of her husband, the late Hon. Mr. Justice Horace Johnson

Bruce Jones Memorial Scholarship


Endowed by friends of the family of Bruce Jones

Merv Leitch Q.C. Leadership Scholarship in Law


Endowed by a fundraising committee chaired by former premier Peter Lougheed

Malcolm MacIntyre Memorial Scholarship


Endowed by family in memory of Dr. MacIntyre, who taught at Dalhousie, was professor and Dean of Law at the University of Alberta, and Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, from 1948 until his untimely death in 1964

Norton Rose Canada LLP Entrance Scholarship


Norton Rose Canada LLP

F.R. (Dick) Matthews Q.C. Excellence Scholarship in Law

$11,000 (over three years)

Endowed by F.R. (Dick) Matthews Q.C.

Eric A.D. McCuaig Q.C. First Year Scholarship


Endowed by Brenda & David McLean in honour of Eric McCuaig Q.C.

Chief Justice William A. McGillivray Excellence Scholarship in Law


Endowed by Mary & Douglas McGillivray Q.C. (LLB 1975) and family; the firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP; and friends and colleagues of Chief Justice William A. McGillivray (BA 1940, LLB 1941)

Miller Thomson LLP National Entrance Scholarship in Law


Miller Thomson LLP

Jim Muller Memorial Bursary


Endowed by friends and family of James Muller

Ogilvie LLP Scholarship in Law


Endowed by Ogilvie LLP

Edward Shoctor Bursary in Law


Endowed by the estate of the late Edward Shoctor

Dr. Alexander Smith Q.C. Bursary in 1st Year Law


Endowed by colleagues, family and friends of the late Dr. Alexander Smith Q.C., particularly Frederick Webber

John A. Weir Memorial Scholarship

2 @ $2,750

Endowed by former students of the late John A. Weir, former Dean of the Faculty of Law

ENTERING 1st, 2nd or 3rd Yr



Alumni & Friends of the Faculty of Law Association Bursary

2 @ $1,000

Endowed by the Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association

ATCO Aboriginal Law Bursary

2 @ $2,500

ATCO Group

Babcia Bursary in Law


Deborah Lynn Zutter

Davina Bastien Law Bursary


Glenroy K. Bastien

Bishop & McKenzie Centennial Bursary


Partners of Bishop & McKenzie LLP in honour of the centennial of the founding of the Bishop & McKenzie LLP law firm

Braithwaite Boyle Accident Injury Law Bursary


Endowed by Braithwaite Boyle

Class of 1976 Law Bursary


Endowed by members of the Class of 1976

Kerry D. Dyte, Q.C. Access Bursary in Law


Kerry Dyte, Q.C.

Faculty of Law Annual Fund Bursary

6 @ $500

Friends and alumni of the Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law Bursaries

56 @ variable amounts totalling $162,300

Faculty of Law

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2012 Faculty of Law Prizes, Awards and Donors Susan M. Gallacher Award in Law

2 @ $11,750

Susan M. Gallacher

R. Max Gold Bursary in Law


R. Max Gold

Hon. William J. Haddad Q.C. Bursary in Law


The Hon. William J. Haddad Q.C.

The Stephanie (Denhoff) Harrison Memorial Award in Law


William (Jack) Denhoff

T.D. Hetherington Q.C. Memorial Bursary


Endowed by the family and friends of T.D. Hetherington Q.C., and in particular his friends in Phi Kappa Pi fraternity and the Legal Archives Society of Alberta

The Hon. Cecillia Johnstone Adversity Award


Endowed by family, friends and colleagues of The Hon. Cecilia Johnstone

Lewis Klar Bursary


Endowed by friends, family, colleagues and members of the practicing bar and Bench in recognition of the contributions that Lewis Klar made as Dean of the Faculty of Law

Law Class of 1954 Bursary


Endowed by the members of the Class of 1954

Law Class of 1956 Bursary


Endowed by the members of the Class of 1956

Law Class of 1963 Bursary


Endowed by the members of the Class of 1963

Law Class of 1969 Memorial Bursary


Family members and members of the Law Class of 1969 in memory of classmates The Hon. David Tilley and Al Maydonik

Law Class of 1974 Bursary

$3,500 amount and number variable

Endowed by the members of the Class of 1974

Law Class of 1977 Bursary


Law Class of 1977

Thomas W. Lawlor Q.C. Memorial Award in Law

5 @ $890

Endowed by Enid Lawlor, in memory of her father, Thomas Lawlor Q.C., who was a pioneer lawyer who practiced in the Peace River/Grande Prairie area

Suzanne Mah Award in Law


Servus Credit Union

Bob and Doug Matheson Award in Law


Robert Stuart Matheson, O.C., Q.C. and The Hon. Douglas Randolph Matheson, Q.C.

David R. Percy Q.C. Award in Law

Variable to a maximum of $3,250

Friends, colleagues and family of David R. Percy Q.C.

The Hon. Joseph J. Stratton Q.C. Student Bursary


Endowed by The Hon. J.J. Stratton Q.C.

Chief Judge Ernie Walter Bursary


The Alberta Provincial Judges Association




Sheldon M. Chumir Memorial Essay Prize in Human Rights or Ethics in Government


Endowed through the Sheldon M. Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and by the friends of Sheldon Chumir. This prize is given in memory of Sheldon M. Chumir (1940-1992), distinguished graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, Rhodes Scholar, Alberta MLA (1986-1992), and humanitarian

The Hon. Lucien Dubuc Memorial Scholarship

Various ($8400 total value)

Endowed through the Estate of Jeanne Perrier in memory of her father The Hon. Lucien Dubuc



Peter Freeman Q.C. Bursary for Indigenous Students in Law


Endowed by the family and friends of Peter Freeman Q.C.

Norton Rose Canada LLP Student Bursary in Law

3 @ $3,000

Endowed by Norton Rose Canada LLP

McCarthy Tétrault Student Bursary

2 @ $2,000

Endowed by McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Norman L. Witten Q.C. Student Bursary


Endowed by Witten LLP, in honour of one of their former managing partners, Norman L. Witten Q.C.


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SPEAKERS PICARD LECTURE IN HEALTH LAW The Hon. Stephen Goudge | March 20, 2012

Eventually, the new Chief Coroner appointed a panel of three world class experts Medical Science in the Courtroom: to review all Dr. Smith’s cases from the 1990s Lessons from the Inquiry into Pediatric - forty five in all. Their report shattered pubForensic Pathology lic confidence in forensic pathology and the ustice Goudge was appointed the criminal justice system. In twenty of the Commissioner for the Inquiry into forty five cases, the evidence did not support Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Smith’s diagnosis. Many of these twenty indiOntario in April 2007 as a result of a numviduals pled guilty or were convicted on the ber of suspicious infant autopsy results at basis of Smith’s expert evidence. the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, There was no simple explanation for the Ontario. His report was released in October problems. There were significant shortcom2008. The purpose of the inquiry was not ings on the part of all the actors in these to lay blame or determine legal responsisituations. The medical experts provided bility. The Inquiry’s mandate was to conf lawed oral testimony and/or written reduct a systemic review and an assessment ports. Their testimony was not based on eviof policies, procedures, practices, accountdence and they gave opinions in areas where ability and oversight mechanisms, quality they had no expertise. There were flaws in control measures and institutional arrangeinstitutional procedures and oversight. The ments of pediatric forensic pathology from lawyers sought the experts with the longest 1981 to 2001. The Commissioner was curriculum vitae. The courts could also have asked to make recommendations to address improved the quality of their process. systemic failings and restore and enhance Justice Goudge found that forensic papublic confidence in the area. thology was undervalued in Ontario and In the 1980s and 1990s, there were no there was a lack of professional training in pathologists in Canada who were trained this area. Other conclusions included a defiin forensic pathology. They were trained in ciency in institutional oversight. —The Honourable Stephen Goudge. clinical pathology. Forensic pathology comGoudge identified a cultural gap bebines clinical pathology with a knowledge of tween the medical and legal professions. how to interact with the justice system. “We do not understand each other very well. The focus of the inquiry was based on the evidence presented in Science is constantly evolving and the law thinks in terms of finalcases by Dr. Charles Smith, a trained clinical pediatric pathologist. ity,” said Goudge. Smith’s evidence was critical to the way the justice system dealt with An institute has been set up to address these problems in Ontario. issues in the 1990s and he was seen as a leader in his field. In many Members of the Court and the legal profession must learn how instances, his evidence determined the outcome of the case. to evaluate scientific evidence to determine whether it meets the reDr. Smith’s evidence frequently described the characteristics of quired threshold and whether the science is reliable. We must conthe injuries to the infants as those associated with “shaken baby syn- tinue to work to improve the system. Experts must understand that drome.” In some cases, his erroneous expert opinion led to crimi- their role is to assist the court, to provide the court with reliable nal charges and convictions of innocent individuals. In some cases, science and not to help obtain a conviction. other children (in the accused families in question) were taken from Justice Goudge earned his LLB at the University of Toronto in those families and adopted. Other innocent parents were sentenced 1968 and later became the managing partner of the firm of Gowling to jail. The Defence of the Wrongly Convicted Association took on Strathy & Henderson in Toronto where he had a general litigation some of these cases and gathered more tissue samples to be re-exam- practice. He was a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of ined by new pathologists who then came to entirely different conclu- Toronto in both Labour Law and Native Rights. He was appointed to sions than those of Dr. Smith. the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1996.


“There is a cultural gap between the medical and legal professions. Science is constantly evolving and the law thinks in terms of finality.”

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22nd Annual Merv Leitch Lecture Joseph Arvay QC | March 23, 2012 Is There A Constitutional Right To Die?


n issue as sensitive and controversial as assisted suicide was presented at the Law Centre during the Merv Leitch Lecture delivered by Joseph Arvay QC on March 23, 2012. Mr. Ar vay has argued a remarkable forty-seven Supreme Court of Canada landmark cases ranging from equality of rights, division of powers, and administrative and Aboriginal law. His most recent case involved Gloria Taylor from B.C., who had A.L.S. Taylor wanted to choose how and when to die with medical assistance. The decision at the B.C.S.C., rendered by Justice Lynn Smith, held that Taylor was entitled to choose assisted suicide if a number of criteria were met. The case was appealed to the B.C.C.A. and at the time Mr. Arvay visited the Faculty, the Court of Appeal decision had not yet been rendered. Arvay set out the arguments he presented to the B.C.S.C. in relation to why the court should come to a different conclusion as in the Sue Rodriguez case in 1994. He argued that a constitutional right to die should be defined as the right of a fully competent adult, suffering a grievous and irremediable condition, to make a voluntary request of a physician to assist them to die. Arvay indicated that it has been twenty years since the Rodriguez decision with many developments in this area of jurisprudence since that time. The evidence presented in Rodriguez was slim—some personal anecdotes and medical reports with some scientific evidence in the form of Brandeis briefs. In the Taylor case, 150 affidavits were filed with extensive cross examination of experts, from the disciplines of law, medicine, psychology, sociology and psychiatry. This case was not about a single individual. Evidence came from individuals with many grave illnesses such as ALS, Parkinsons, cancer, stroke and “locked in syndrome.” The defence argued that the court had to hear stories of real people with real suffering. The Court also heard stories of strong, vibrant people, who want control over their lives. These individuals are not fragile and weak, but are fully engaged with all facets of life and do not value a life of merely existing. In Rodriguez, the Court found that no country or state expressly allowed assisted suicide. Since Rodriguez, four European countries Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxemburg have recognized some form of assisted suicide. The U.S. states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Georgia and Columbia have enacted legislation in this area.

Arvay raised a second issue: what degree of risk of abuse is acceptable? Arvay argued that individuals have a Charter right not to suffer and that we can develop ways to eliminate risk as much as possible. Most people die in hospitals, 25% of them in ICUs and 90% of deaths are due to the withdrawal of life support, considered legal and “passive euthanasia.” Arvay presented evidence from philosophers to argue there is not a true distinction between passive and active euthanasia. Arvay indicated the arguments presented by disabled persons and/or representatives are the most challenging for him. He stated that many disabled individuals have overcome their disabilities and have productive lives. Arvay argued we must let others make their own decisions regarding the risk/benefit analysis so that none are trapped by their disability. As a society we can have protection against making the choice of death for the wrong reasons. We must respect the de–Joseph Arvay Q.C. cision of competent, disabled, voluntary adults. We can’t assume that all disabled persons are too vulnerable and frail to decide for themselves. Arvay argued there is little difference between palliative sedation (which induces a deep coma and eliminates pain and suffering), which the courts allow and euthanasia which they do not allow. Arvay discussed the reluctance of physicians to assist. Their medical training places a high value on the sanctity of life. But it also advocates the relief of suffering. Views of the medical community and medical associations are mixed. Another argument against palliative care as the solution is its limited availability. The ultimate in palliative care is to recognize autonomy and the right to die with dignity. “The present law is arbitrary,” argued Arvay. “In Canada, assisted suicide is taking place, but illegally.” In response to the slippery slope argument, Arvay said that physicians who are trained to heal will not all of a sudden become trigger happy. “Humans have an irrepressible will to live. We can use expertise to reflect and examine that the decision has been made with free will.” Arvay concluded that assisted death will provide peace of mind that in situations where life is intolerable, when the time comes to end life, there will be a kind caring physician to assist them. Gloria Taylor died in October 2012 of severe infection resulting from a perforated colon. She died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Taylor was given a personal exemption from the prohibition on assisted suicide by the B.C.S.C. She did not exercise her right to physician-assisted suicide. The appeal to the B.C.C.A. was heard March 2013.

“The present law is arbitrary… In Canada, assisted suicide is taking place, but illegally.”

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he age of purely representative government is over,” sa id D avi d Fru m, political commentator, author and contributing editor for Newsweek. I n h i s op en i ng rem a rk s at the 24th annual McDonald L ecture in Con stitution al Studies, Frum indicated that judicial review, especially in C a n ad a, i s “c aut iou sly ap proached ”. Can ada h as h ad judicial review of primary legislation on federalism grounds since it was created in 1867. However, the scope of judicial review was greatly expanded w it h t he e n ac t m e n t of t he Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, which constitutionally entrenched individual rights and freedoms. Frum stated that “the age of purely representative government is over.” In Europe, super national institutions have shifted powers away from directly elected national officials. The concept of judicial review of acts of the legislature is almost universally a 19th century American idea. In Canada, there are some examples of tentative judicial review in the 1960’s. With the arrival of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Frum’s observation is that Canada has finally progressed towards a similar U.S. framework. As a result, Canadian courts have become “enthusiastically willing” to exercise their powers of judicial review. In Canada, there has been little protest to this power of judicial review exercised by

the courts. He pointed out that Canadian courts are more respected and more trusted than the courts in the U.S. Roe v. Wade mobilized powerful opposition to the way the U.S. courts use their power. During the Civil Rights Movement the American judiciary intervened to allow minority groups to challenge the action of the state. Canada has also seen increasing power shifting to the Prime Minister’s Office, the executive, the Premiers and the bureaucracy and away from legislative checks. Frum discussed the recent U.S. election, where $2 billion has already been spent by

the candidates. He noted that the entire post-Watergate system of electoral finances, which required disclosure and limits on spending has been swept away. Currently in the U.S., we do not know who donated to what and how much. This situation resulted from decisions in two U.S. cases that companies had a 1st amendment right to freedom of speech vis-a-vis spending on the U.S. election and that political action groups must have the same rights as individuals to speak freely. “What is needed is a reinvigoration of representative democracy w ith a strengthened Congress v is-a-v is the President. The U.S. President has authority, prestige and the ability to persuade, but the President does not have the amount of power many think he has,” said Frum. In Canada, he advised a strengthening of Parliament’s power vis-a-vis the Prime Minister. David Frum obtained his M A from Yale and a JD from Harvard. He is a political commentator, the author of seven books, both fiction and non-fiction, writes a weekly column in the National Post, is a contributing editor for Newsweek and was a speech writer for former U.S. President George W. Bush. Patricia Paradis, Executive Director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies welcomed guests and provided a brief biography of The Hon. David McDonald, who initiated the annual lecture in Constitutional L aw i s sue s t h at now bears h i s n ame. Professor Peter Carver, Chair of the Board of the Centre for Constitutional Studies, introduced the speaker.

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MR. JUSTICE MICHAEL O’BYRNE AHFMR LECtuRES ON LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS Medical Tourism: The Reality, The Challenges By Janet Harvey

The 2013 O’ By r ne L ect ure, “Med ic a l Tourism: the Reality, the Challenges” was presented to a full house on Feb. 12 at the U of A Law Centre. The faculties of Law and Medicine & Dentistry co-hosted the lectures in a joint celebration of their centennials. Audience members heard acclaimed speakers from Harvard, the University of Toronto and the U of A’s own Health Law and Science Policy (HeaLS) Group discussing different aspects of a very controversial topic. Medical tourism can be defined as the inter national pursuit of non-emergency medical treatment that is otherwise unaffordable or unavailable back home. Glenn Cohen, faculty co-director of the Petrie-Flom Centre for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard University, spoke about transplant tourism. He focused on the international market for kidney transplants, a type of medical tourism that is illegal. “The trade in bodies is really fascinating,” he said, pointing out that it often overcomes many religious and social taboos. An estimated 2,000 kidneys are sold per year in Pakistan. Sellers are largely poor, illiterate and saddled with debt, yet often report no financial improvement in their lives even after selling an organ. Corruption, coercion and exploitation are some of the many concerns with the illegal international trade in kidneys. “But blocking these kidney sales is not going to make these people better off,” said Cohen. Y. Y. Chen, from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, discussed the impact of medical tourism on healthcare access and equity in low and middle-income countries. He cited Thailand, India and Malaysia as three of the world’s top destinations for medical travel with India bringing in approximately $2 billion in medical tourism revenue in 2012. Proponents argue that medical tourism can spur economic development, inject new resources and reverse 3 6 |  s p r i n g 2013

Tim Caulfield, Glenn Cohen, Y.Y. Chen

“An estimated 2,000 kidneys are sold per year in Pakistan. Sellers are largely poor, illiterate and saddled with debt, yet often report no financial improvement in their lives even after selling an organ.” —Glenn Cohen, faculty co-director of the Petrie-Flom Cente for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard University

medical brain drain in these countries but according to Chen these arguments are inconclusive. “There is limited evidence of any positive impact for those low to middle-income countries,” he said. Tim Caulfield, director of HeaLS at the U of A, rounded off the afternoon with a discussion of stem-cell tourism. His lecture focused on the huge amounts of positive media attention received by stem-cell

clinics offering treatment for everything from MS to wrinkles. “In 2008 our team found the average price for one of these treatments was $20,000,” said Caulfield. “That is real financial exploitation for an unproven treatment. Stem cells are a sexy topic. They’re promoted as a potential revolutionizing technology. I call it scienceploitation: the exploitation of good science to exploit patients.”


Rowland Harrison QC, LLB, LLM TransCanada Visiting Chair in Administrative and Regulatory Law – November 6, 2012

The Elusive Goal of Regulatory Independence and the National Energy Board


hat is regulatory independence? What does it mean? Is it achievable? Should we pursue it? Using the National Energy Board (NEB) as his example, Harrison commented that from the establishment of the Board in 1959 until recent amendments to the NEB Act, the members of the NEB had unique independent decision making power. New legislation was enacted that stripped the NEB of their responsibility as the final word related to interprovincial and international pipelines. The NEB can now only make recommendations to Cabinet who can accept, reject or replace the recommendations. Harrison supports these new changes as inevitable, as matters of national importance should not be left to independent subordinate authorities. However, these new regulations seriously impact NEB independence. Procedural restraints were introduced to improve efficiency, but imposing time limits directly undermines the independence of the Board, impinging on procedural fairness, and could lead to judicial challenges. The Board is no longer master of its own procedure. This may affect the stature of the Board and the legal challenges of their recommendations. Harrison reviewed the NEB Act of 1959, its rationale and the decision making authority of the NEB, where Cabinet could only accept or reject NEB decisions and not amend them. Although some have argued that the NEB was a rubber stamp, Harrison has not observed this in his fourteen years on the Board. Harrison reviewed the new legislation and its impact on processes. The amended Act expressly provides that fairness must yield to the time limits that are now imposed on the Board. Harrison agreed that we should truly engage the national public interest due to choices that have to be made. Technical issues

such as pipeline safety, immediate and long term environmental, economic and social impacts must be assessed using facts, evidence and expert judgments, but also taking into account various perspectives, as decisions are based on fundamental value choices. An independent consideration of risks and benefits that considers all the issues and is based on the best available information, can inform the ultimate choice and limit the risk that the ultimate decision is arbitrary. The regulatory process provides an explanation and assists in accountability as Cabinet will need to give reasons regarding approval or not. Who should make choices on behalf of society? The Minister has the clear accountability informed by NEB recommendations. The NEB’s role is to contribute to the best understanding of all impacts of large projects and make recommendations. Ultimately, elected officials should and can be held accountable. Harrison suggested that the value of NEB recommendations will be determined based on the independence and integrity of the process. He suggested that NEB independence is achievable, to the extent that any independent body’s recommendations are when they report to Parliament. For Harrison the test is how independent is the process, not whether the Board has the responsibility for the final decision. The question remains whether there are enough protections to ensure independence and undue influence of the government. Harrison is an academic, practitioner and regulator. He graduated with a Law degree from the University of Tasmania and obtained his LLM from the University of Alberta in 1975. From 1970 – 1972 he was a member of the Law Faculty at the University of Alberta. Then he served as a Law professor at Dalhousie University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Calgary. He was in private practice with Stikeman Elliott in both their Ottawa and Calgary offices. He also served as a member of the National Energy Board from 1997-2011. without prejudice l aw alumni maga zine  |  37


law and business SERIES Robert Pelzer – Class of 1979, November 20, 2012 Offers Insights into Career Path Decision Making


r. Pelzer is President & CEO, Head of Legal Affairs for Novartis Coporation in North America and of the Novartis US Foundation. Previously, Pelzer was Global General Counsel and Head of Legal Services at Novartis Pharma AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to joining Novartis in 2002, Mr. Pelzer was Senior Vice President and General C ouns el o f Du po n t Ph ar mace u ti ca ls , based in Wilmington, Delaware. He held other positions with DuPont including Director and General Manager for the European oil and gas business. Pelzer b e g a n h i s V i c e P r e s i d e n t a n d c o r p orate General Counsel role with Conoco Canada Limited in Calgary. B ob Pe l z er m et w it h s t ude n t s on November 20, 2012 to discuss his career path and share with the students some insights about what he wished he had known while in law school. Three areas he addressed were: 1) prepare yourself for what you want to do; 2) set goals and 3) always look for a challenge.

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With regard to deciding what you want to do, he suggested thinking about the kinds of clients you want to help: business, non-profits or criminal accused. In all cases it is important to understand your clients and what is useful for them. What you want to get out of law school, is an understanding of how to think and solve problems. Facts of cases are not important. Prepare yourself for your first job in law as it is important are you interested in working in-house or with a firm? In most cases, you will acquire more comprehensive and thorough training in a law firm. There is an opportunity to be mentored and to work with those who demonstrate the utmost integrity and have the most respected reputation. Law firms have systems in place to train lawyers that corporate law departments do not. Those managing corporate law departments are looking for lawyers with five years of legal practice experience. Bob suggested writing down your goals so that you can take control over your future and don’t just let things happen to you. In terms of setting goals, he advised that one

should not be afraid to take a step sideways or backwards if it assists you to achieve your goals. When he was in law school, he did not understand that he would have to actively seek a job and one would not automatically be offered to him. He articled and joined a firm in Calgary and then was ultimately made a partner. His initial goal at the firm was partnership. But he decided that he did not enjoy practice in a firm setting and began looking for an in-house position. He had to decide what type of company to join. He was interested in a company that had international opportunities. He joined Conoco Phillips as their first general counsel in Canada. This position launched his career as a corporate counsel and ultimately as a president. After four years as general counsel for Conoco in Calgary, Pelzer moved to London with Conoco. The oil and gas projects that he worked on were huge, involving billions of dollars, complex transactions and working with brilliant lawyers. This work is tremendously rewarding. Conoco was owned by DuPont who sold it and Pelzer decided to remain with DuPont.


At that time DuPont’s only available general counsel position was in the pharmaceutical section. He did not know anything about the pharmaceutical industry but he learned about the regulatory system in this area and assembled a good team. He was later approached by a head hunter and moved to Novartis the fourth largest pharmaceutical corporation in the world. He was first based in Basel, Switzerland. Robert reflected on his participation in the pharmaceutical industry and how new drugs can make a major difference in people’s lives. He later moved to

New York to take the leadership as President and CEO of Novartis USA. Prior to this, he had only had legal jobs. As CEO he was in management and responsible for running the company with over 30,000 employees. The legal aspect of his responsibilities was small and political considerations became more important. In terms of looking for challenges, Pelzer said that the most rewarding jobs he took on involved tasks that scared him the most. He encouraged the students to be brave and take on challenges and not to just do what

we are comfortable with. He found his experience as in-house counsel was more rewarding than practicing law, as it was a broader experience and he was involved in the business side of the issues for the corporations. His role as President of the company was to liaise with the board of directors and regulators, to set the direction for the company, communicate that vision and delegate others to determine how to reach the vision. Pelzer concluded that one can attend U of A law school and be successful at careers in law and business around the world.

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Nicholas P. Terry

Dr. Hudson Janisch

Glenn Isaac

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

MARCH 1, 2012 Professor Nicolas P. Terry Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law “Electronic Medical Records and Regulatory Models” MARCH 16, 2012 Dr. Hudson Janisch Inaugural TransCanada Chair in Administrative & Regulatory Law “Northern Gateway: What Happens To Administrative Process When Irresistible Policy Meets Immovable Objection?” MARCH 20, 2012 Verlyn Olson, Q.C. Minister of Justice & Attorney General “Legal Practice in Smaller Communities”

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Professor Amokura Kawharu

Professor Steven Hoffman

Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Professor Ubaka Ogbogu

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 Professor Amokura Kawharu Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court AAMINZ Centenary Speaker Series: “Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement”

OCTOBER 9, 2012 Professor Stephen F. Ross Director, Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research Sports Law: “The Current State of Labour Relations in the NHL”

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada Informal Q &A: The Chief Justice of Canada provided opening remarks and then took questions from the U of A Law students and faculty members in the audience.

OCTOBER 15, 2012 Professor Allan Manson Faculty of Law, Queen’s University Legal Forum Centenary Speakers Series 2012-2013: “Mandatory Minimum Sentences and the Potential for Arbitrariness as a new Charter Standard to Control the Sentencing Process”

OCTOBER 4, 2012 Jonathan Denis, Q.C. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Alberta “Why be a Lawyer?”

NOVEMBER 1, 2012 Glenn Isaac Executive Director of the North Saskatchewan Riverkeepers The Environmental Significance of the North Saskatchewan River Basin and Challenges to Protect it under Recent Changes to Canadian Environmental Legislation


Sophie Pierre

Dr. Judith Sayers

Clayton Leonard (third from left) and students

Jonathan Denis

Professor Stephen F. Ross

2012 Aboriginal Speaker Series

Professor Allen Manson

The Abor iginal L aw Students’ Association hosted the 2012 Aboriginal L a w Sp e a k e r s S e r ie s f r om M a r c h 5-11, 2012 with five scheduled speaker presenting on this year’s theme of “Aboriginal Economics and the Law.”

Speakers were: MARCH 5, 2012 Sophie Pierre Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission “Treaty Negotiations or Rights Legislation: Tough Choices”

Professor Timothy Caulfield

Dr. Tom G. Palmer

NOVEMBER 6, 2012 Cindy Kovalak Human Trafficking Awareness Coordinator for the Northwest Region Immigration and Passport Section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Women’s Law Forum Speaker: “Human Trafficking”

FEBRUARY 8, 2013 Professor Eric Adams and Professor Catherine Bell University of Alberta “The New Constitutional ‘Indian’ – Challenges, Controversies and Consequences of Daniels v. Canada

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Dr. Yoni Freedhoff Assistant Professor of family medicine, University of Ottawa, Founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute “Hear No Evidence, See No Evidence. Speak No Evidence – How Omission, Commission and Downright Stupidity Shaped Canada’s Food Guide (and why you should care)” JANUARY 24, 2013 Professor Steven Hoffman Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University “Compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: What Influences a State to Step up to the Plate”

FEBRUARY 23, 2013 Professor Ubaka Ogbogu and Professor Timothy Caulfield University of Alberta “Searching for Cures? Medical Travel for Stem Cell Treatments” FEBRUARY 28, 2013 Dr. Tom G. Palmer Senior Fellow and Director of Cato University The Legal Forum Centenary Speakers Series 2012-2013: “After the Welfare State”

MARCH 6, 2012 Clayton Leonard Partner at the Calgary office of MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP “First Nations Water Rights” MARCH 7, 2012 Dr. Judith Sayers Adjunct professor at the University of Victoria Law School “Are Sustainable First Nations Economies Possible in the Existing Legal Framework?” MARCH 8, 2012 Clint Davis President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) “Tapping the Potential of Aboriginal Business” MARCH 9, 2012 Roger Smith and Keltie Lambert Partners at Witten LLP, Edmonton “An integrated approach to First Nations Economic Development”

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he Universiity of Alberta Awards program has honoured more than 400 alumni who have distinguished themselves — and their alma mater — through their contributions to their profession and the community at large. This year, three prominent U of A Law graduates received the Alumni Honour Award.

Alumni Honour Award W. Laird Hunter, ’75 LLB, has devoted muc h of h i s c a r e e r t o h e lpi n g a d v a n c e t he l aw a nd reg ul atory regime applicable to charities and nonprofit s in Canada. Appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2006, he brought together Canadian federal and provincial departments with voluntary-sector representatives to improve the regulatory environment in which non-profits operate. He has worked on provincial and federal legislative reviews of cooperatives in eight Canadian provinces and contributed to the advancement of First Nations communities. Laird was instrumental in shaping the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act. In 2012, the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association honoured him with a 2012 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his pro bono activities.

Patricia C. Lane, ’82 LLB, has championed equality in the legal profession. Her work on unemployment benefits for samesex couples and their ability to be married in Manitoba permanently changed that province’s social landscape. She served on the Collaborative Practice Manitoba Association for many years. She also helped develop the Youth Helping Youth program and, in 2003, the youth involved won the inaugural Sybil Shack Human Rights Youth Award. Her honours include the 2010 Ally Award, presented by the Canadian Bar Association for work advancing equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited people. She is active in programming nationally and in the U.S. on effective conflict resolution communication and has board positions on the Women Lawyers Forum for both jurisdictions.

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J e a n Mc B e a n , ’72 LLB, won widespread respect within the legal profession and in the broader community for her passion for social justice, and for the thousands of volunteer hours she committed to serving those most vulnerable in society. For four decades, she was an active teacher in the areas of family law and matrimonial property law to members of the legal profession and members of the Bench, as well as to the general public. In 2001, she left private practice to set up legal aid offices for family law in both Edmonton and Calgary. A former president of the Alberta New Democratic Party, she also served a term as a commissioner of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. (Ms. McBean passed away in April 2012.)




ean Philip Bryden and Ca t h e r i n e Mi l l er , D i r e c tor of Development & Alumni Relations had the opportunity to meet with alumni and members of the legal community in Toronto in March 2012 and Hong Kong in June 2012. The Toronto reception was hosted by Borden Ladner Gervais, alumni Manoj Pundit ’88 and Rebecca Cowdery ’82 in the downtown Toronto offices of BLG. The Hong Kong reception was hosted by Ching-Wo Ng at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Dean Bryden and Catherine Miller also attended meetings with alumni in London, UK and New York, NY.

MEET THE BENCH The Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar A ssociation along w ith the A lumni & Friends Association hosted the “Meet the Bench ” reception on October 15, 2012. Held at the Barrister’s Lounge in the Law Courts, Edmonton, this event provides an opportunity for University of Alberta law students, incoming articling students, and members of the Junior Lawyer’s section of the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta to meet the Justices of the Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Justices and Masters of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Judges of the Provincial Court of Alberta in an informal social setting.


As part of the 2012 University of Alberta Alumni Weekend, September 21-23, the Faculty of Law hosted an open house with tours of the Law School, and the annual Dean’s Luncheon on September 22, 2012 in the CN Alumni Hall. The luncheon was attended by alumni, guests, faculty, alumni association members and current students. The luncheon provided an opportunity for Dean Philip Bryden to discuss the faculty’s future plans. After lunch, the Alumni & Friends of the Faculty of Law Association held its Annual General Meeting. without prejudice l aw alumni maga zine |  43


The Honourable Peter Lougheed: Community Before The Individual

By Louise McEachern


olumes have been written about which qualities constitute being a ‘Canadian’? Numerous ideas come to mind, including the love of hockey and the founding of a truly multicultural nation. But beyond tradition and our unique immigration program, this complex mosaic of ‘canadiana’ has also been known to include a profound sense of community. The first University of Alberta Law graduate to serve as Premier of Alberta from 1971-1985, The Honourable Peter Lougheed, truly believed that community created a particular sense of Canadian identity: “Community came before the individual,” he said. “And maximizing the diversity of one’s experience enabled a deeper understanding of people and their perspectives.” He favored this concept over ‘excessive specialization’ that could restrict potential. With considerable insight, he translated that philosophy into a life-long pursuit of developing academic, professional and community-oriented skills that ultimately set the tone for and had an impact on his vision for Alberta and Canada. His connection to the University of Alberta, and its Law School, included a long list of credentials and achievements both academically and in sport, and continued long after he left public office. He first arrived at the U of A in the late 1940s where he completed his BA in 1950, and his LLB in 1952. He served as president of the Students’ Union in 1951-1952 and was a writer for the sports section of the University’s student newspaper—the Gateway. He also played football for the University of Alberta Golden Bears and for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1949 and 1950. While pursuing an MBA at Harvard Business School, he worked for a summer with Gulf Oil in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he witnessed “an oil boom town after the oil ran out”. Political scientist Allan Tupper has suggested that “Lougheed saw here a possible future of Alberta.” After completing his studies at Harvard in 1954, he 4 4 |  s p r i n g 2013

returned to Alberta where he joined Fenerty, Fenerty, McGillivray Prowse & Brennan (now Dentons Canada). In 1965, he was elected leader of the Alberta PC Party—a position he would hold for 20 years. Mr. Lougheed played a lead role in the federal-provincial battles in the 1970s and 1980s over repatriating the Constitution and negotiating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “Peter Lougheed had a vision of Canada as well as Alberta, and his contributions during the constitutional negotiations in the early 1980s truly make him one of the key founders, or ‘re-founders’, of modern day Canada,” said Peter Carver, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, and former Board Chair of the Centre for Constitutional Studies. During those heated debates and negotiations, particularly over oil revenues, Mr. Lougheed was emphatic on decentralizing and maintaining the management of natural resources on a provincially-centric model. Concentrating energy-based revenues on a national level would have changed the outcome of Alberta’s future dramatically. After prolonged debates, he and Prime Minister Trudeau finally reached an agreement that resulted in an energy revenue sharing program under the revised National Energy Program that would not only benefit the province, but also the entire country. “We got Albertans to think as Canadians. We didn’t think of ourselves as just provincial, we thought of ourselves nationally and we contributed nationally - not just in public life and in government but we contributed in a multitude of other ways - the arts and culture and sports, in writing and business and science. All of those were contributions by Albertans into Canada,” he said. After leaving public office, Mr. Lougheed served on the Board of Directors and/or Advisory Boards of 45 Canadian and international companies. He proudly lectured at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the Banff Centre. He served as Chancellor of Queen’s University from 1996-2002. Mr. Lougheed was a Partner


at Bennett Jones LLP from 1985 until 1998 and remained as Counsel until the time of his death. Mr. Lougheed has received many honours for his life’s work. The University of Alberta awarded him an honourary doctor of laws degree for his contributions to Alberta and Canada, and he was named to the U of A Sports Wall of Fame in 1987. In 1994, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award, the U of A’s most prestigious Alumni award. He received numerous other distinctions including, the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, as well as inductions into both the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. Mr. and Mrs. Lougheed were named honourary fellows of the Banff Centre and the Royal Conservatory of Music and, in June 2012, Mr. Lougheed was chosen as the ‘Best Premier in the last 40 years’ by the Institute for Research on Public Policy. This incredible mosaic of professional and personal diversity enabled him to concentrate his efforts on leading his community, province and country towards a government that reflected the various differences and strengths of each province. His holistic ‘sharing’ model of Albertans’ arts, culture, business and sports to all of Canada, truly changed the ‘persona’ of provincial identity to one that not only viewed oneself differently but also where one was perceived differently by the rest of Canada. Lougheed spearheaded two projects at the Faculties of Law at

I’m a community person, I think in terms of community before the individual. That’s the essence of Albertans and to a large extent that’s the essence of Canadians as well.” —Peter Lougheed

the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, to honor his close friend, classmate and Cabinet colleague, Merv Leitch. The Merv Leitch Lecture is held annually at the Law Centre and the Merv Leitch Scholarships are allocated annually to students. On September 13, 2012, at the age of 84, Albertans, and all Canadian citizens, heard of the passing of Mr. Lougheed. He lived in Calgary & Edmonton with his wife Jeanne where they raised their four children—Stephen, Andrea, Pam, and Joe. Peter and Jeanne have seven grandchildren. Lougheed left tangible legacies in Alberta for future generations including the Heritage Savings Trust Fund—established with three objectives in mind: to save for the future, to strengthen or diversify the economy, and to improve the quality of life of Albertans. He, along with the Government of Alberta, established the Heritage Foundation for Medical Research to promote health science research in Alberta. His leadership role in government and his concern and respect for all Canadians serve as an important role model and inspiration for new generations of Albertans for years to come.

Professor Gerald Gall


rofessor of Law at the University of Alberta for over thirty-five years, GERALD L. GALL taught constitutional law, human rights, civil liberties and in his later years, foundations to law. A graduate of the University of Windsor, Professor Gall was a barrister and solicitor in the province of Ontario prior to joining the Faculty in 1974. Throughout his long and distinguished career at the Faculty Gerry was active in a wide range of legal and judicial organizations, often in a leadership role. He was a former member of the board of directors of the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the International Council for Canadian Studies, the Canadian Human Rights Foundation and was the former executive director of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. After long service on the management board of the Centre for Constitutional Studies, he was made a honourary member of the board. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation. In September 2012, his wife Karen accepted on his behalf, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding citizenship. Gerry Gall was highly regarded for his work in defending and promoting freedom and justice. He was a founding member of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and provided leadership to countless professional, social action and religious organizations as well as to governments. He was an Officer of the Order of Canada. He died on March 18, 2012.

In Memoriam 1938 1941 1948 1950 1951 1951 1952 1954 1958 1966 1967 1968 1971 1972 1972 1973 1976 1980 1983

Edward Bredin of Calgary, AB in April 2012 Trevor Davies of Edmonton, AB in May 2012 Samuel Lieberman of Edmonton, AB in September 2012 Harry Wilson of Edmonton, AB in November 2012 Howard Irving of Edmonton, AB in January 2013 Patrick Mahoney of North Vancouver, BC in June 2012 Peter Lougheed of Calgary, AB, in September 2012 Edward Wachowich of Edmonton, AB in April 2012 Fred Hochachka of Edmonton, AB in October 2012 Richard Law of Victoria, BC in April 2012 Nina Foster of Edmonton, AB in March 2012 Alan Hodgson of Edmonton, AB in April 2012 Lawrence Hutchings of Canmore, AB in May 2012 Dennis Daley of Kelowna, BC in June 2012 Jean McBean of Victoria, BC in April 2012 James McLeod of Calgary, AB in December 2011 Richard Fowler of St. Albert, AB in July 2012 Norman Pollock of Edmonton, AB in June 2012 Richard Barry of Edmonton, AB in May 2012

Friends of the Faculty of Law Professor Gerald Gall of St. Albert, AB in March, 2012 Professor Leslie Green of Edmonton, AB in November 2011 Dr.Suraj Khetarpal of Edmonton, AB in January 2012

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SPRING RECEPTION Silent Auction Donors


he Alumni & Friends of the Faculty of Law was once again pleased to host its 12th Annual Spring Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton. Approximately 140 guests –including both alumni and non-alumni, attended the function. The funds from the Spring Reception provide support for a variety of Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association programs. The Association has created two $1000 student bursaries and provided $7000 towards a summer student position at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre.

2012 SPRING RECEPTION COMMITTEE Thank you to the members of the 2012 Spring Reception Committee. Deborah Szatylo (’02 LLB) Chair Randal Carlson (’98 LLB) Andy Hladyshevsky, Q. C. (’79 LLB) Walter Pavlic, Q.C. (’85 LLB)

Allan Wachowich, Q.C. (’58 LLB) A long w ith Sher mie Au (’09 LLB) and Catherine Miller (’77 LLB, ’00 LLM) of the Faculty of Law.

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REUNIONS Class of 1952


arth Fryett took on his familiar role as class reunion organizer and commenced reaching out to all classmates to encourage them to attend

Class of 1957

Submitted by catherine miller

the 60th reunion and to get an update on classmates’ activities. Garth coordinated the Class of ‘52 reunion with the Centenary Gala of the Faculty of Law, so that

classmates could share in the excitement of the celebration of the Faculty’s 100th anniversary. Classmates Percy Marshall, Louis Desrochers, Fred Scott, John Day and T. William Snowdon joined Garth, all accompanied by their significant others, to celebrate their 60th anniversary since graduation. Unfortunately, classmate Peter Lougheed who had planned to attend, passed away the week of the reunion and fellow classmate Ken Moore stayed in Calgary to attend the funeral service. Though diminished in numbers from those expected, the members of the Class of ‘52 had a wonderful time visiting with each other and participating in the Gala celebration. The Faculty extends our thanks to Garth for bringing his classmates together. Submitted by Dan Ostry


he law class of 1957 got together last October at the house of Sandy Fitch, attended by 11 classmates and 7 spouses and partners. A convivial time was enjoyed by all, highlighted by numerous stories, jibes and jokes. Dean Philip Bryden and Catherine Miller were honoured guests. Unfortunately, Mr. Justice Stevenson was unable to attend due to illness, but phoned to pass on greetings. Harry Johnson, Bill Phillip, Dorothy Field, and Bill Abercrombie sent their regards.The group adjourned to dinner at the Hotel Macdonald where good times ensued. The evening ended well past the bedtime of these old fogies. Don Kelly remarked that since he was staying at the Mac, he would enjoy a cognac, or several, without fear of gendarmes. w i t h o u t pr e j u d i c e l aw a lu m n i m ag a zi n e |  47


Class of 1962: A 50th Anniversary Spurs Student Awards


n September of 2012, it was the turn of the class of 1962 to hold its 50th anniversary reunion. The class marked the occasion with three separate events. The first, on September 21st, was a reception at the Shaw Conference Centre, followed by attendance at the Law School 100th Anniversary Dinner. Next day the Class of ‘62 reunion dinner was held at the Petroleum Club in Edmonton and finally, on Sunday, we all enjoyed a brunch at the home of Bob and Leah Lloyd. The main reunion dinner on Saturday was attended by 19 of the surviving 27 members of the class, most with their spouses. Annette Maccagno, the widow of the recently deceased Tom Maccagno, was also present. Our special guests were Dean Phillip Bryden and his

wife as well as the lone surviving member of our faculty in 1962, Professor Emeritus, Bill Angus. The Dean spoke to the current state of the Law School while Professor Angus regaled us with inside stories about his faculty colleagues of that time. Many thanks to Catherine Miller for her help in integrating our reunion with the Law School Centenary Dinner. Thanks also to the other members of our Organizing Committee, Don Bishop, Gerry Lucas and Bob Lloyd. We also acknowledge the special efforts of David Mclean and Lou Salley in helping our class raise a relatively large amount of money which will fund two annual awards to students in honour of Dean Wilber Bowker and Professor Bill Angus.

Class of 1967: Already Planning for the Big 50!


he Class of 1967 had a Reception at the Shaw Center in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Gala for the Law School on September 21st prior to the main cocktail Reception. Those in attendance also sat at two reserved tables for the Dinner that evening. In attendance, along with guests were classmates Chief Justice Neil Wittmann, Justice Ellen Picard, Judge Jim Koshman, David Grier, Woody Johnson, David and Neil McDermid, Denny McDermott, Pat Peacock, Bob Poffenroth, Myer Rabin (as he now is), Bob Roddick, Lorne Scott, Wayne Shaw, and Steve Vavra. It was a great chance to see how young everyone is. We have already set in motion plans for our 50th in 2017. Thanks to Catherine Miller for her help in arranging our evening. 4 8  |  s p r i n g 2013

Submitted By Ron Neuman

Submitted By Pat Peacock


Class of 1972: Performing A Cappella

Submitted By Louise Ares


he Class of ’72 was the first class to graduate from the “new” Law Centre. The Class recently held its 40th reunion on a beautiful October evening at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton. 48 class members and spouses, including 8 members of the judiciary, enjoyed a marvellous evening of great conversation and reminiscence. Dean Phillip Bryden, together with Catherine Miller, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, were in attendance during the cocktail reception to extend congratulations on behalf of the Faculty of Law and update everyone on recent developments at the Faculty as it enters upon its 100th Anniversary celebrations. Louise Ares, Chair of the Organizing Committee, extended special thanks to those who made an extra effort and traveled some distance to be in attendance, most notably, The Honourable John Faulkner, Yukon Territorial Court, who regaled all with stories of life in the Yukon. The choir (the women of the class), once again,

Class of 1981


he Class of ’81 deferred their 30th reunion by a year so it would coincide with the Law School’s 100 year anniversary. That gave the organizer, Ray Hansen, the opportunity to refer to the event as the Class of ’81 Gala so it would be appropriately fitting for such a distinguished group of graduates.

bravely performed an a cappella version of their 1972 class song “I’ve got a brand new law degree” and received a hearty standing ovation. The evening was capped with an emotional video tribute to class members, focusing on the era of the early seventies and the past 4 class reunions. In keeping with tradition, the ladies of the class attended a brunch hosted by Bryan Bailey and Louise Ares at their home the following day, and, in typical fashion, they got right down to the business of planning the 45th Reunion.

Submitted By Ray Hansen

Approximately, 25 lawyers from that class attended the Gala on September 21st with well over twice that number sending sincere regrets. The following day, approximately 32 graduates from the Class of ’81 attended a good old fashion FABS in the Commons, which brought back a lot of great memories for everyone. Deb Stewart came all the way from Alabama to attend the function leaving everyone to conclude that it must still be a dry state. She was beat out by Deb Bloom who travelled from Germany and who demonstrated her skills from years of attending countless beer fests there. Laura Nelson, a leading constitutional and aboriginal law practitioner, came from Ottawa to hang out with her classmates and complain about the terrible beer in the nation’s capital. Bill McNally showed off his laid back style acquired from setting up his shingle in Nelson B.C. In short, the Class of ’81 upheld its reputation as a fun-loving group who always enjoys the company of its classmates.  without prejudice l aw alumni maga zine  |  49


Class of 1982: From California to the Caribbean

Submitted By Lynn Friedrick


hirty years, according to the arithmetic. The U of A law school graduating class of 1982 has reunited on several milestone anniversaries over the years, so we certainly couldn’t let 2012 pass without a get together. Kent Davidson suggested that our class reunion should coincide with the Faculty of Law Centenary celebrations, and took the organizational lead. The planning committee included Mavis Bergquist, Adrian Currie, Al Evaniew, Lynn Friedrick, Greg Harding, Denise Layton, Vida McLeod, and Karen Swartzenberger. The Faculty’s Catherine Miller assisted and advised. On Friday, September 21, classmates gathered at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton for a reception prior to the Centenary Gala. Many of us shared tables at the Gala and laughed at pictures of our younger selves in the photo montages. On Saturday, members of our class gathered

again at the Law School for a FABS style social. We talked and sipped, got our picture taken, and eventually realized that the space we were in used to be the law library basement. Our group at the two events was diverse and interesting. Classmates attended from Edmonton, Calgary, rural Alberta, the B.C. lower mainland, Toronto, California, and the Caribbean. Our class includes judges, and practitioners in all areas of the law, in small practices and large law firms,

Class of 1987: A Watershed in Time


as it something about the weightiness of a quarter century- a watershed in time? Was there some remarkable bond about this class which graduated in 1987? Or was it simply the perfect intersection of the right place, the right time -a moment in time where everything just gels? Whatever the forces at work, September 22, 2012 was a truly wonderful night in Edmonton atop the O2’s patio just off Whyte Avenue. There, the class of 1987 gathered to numbers not seen since the heady days of nickel-a -beer FABS circa 1985-87. Classmates heeded the call to reunite after 25 years, coming from all over the province, including a huge contingent from Calgary. Some came from as far away as the B.C. coast, Nunavut, and a few even admitted to being from Toronto. We were also honoured to have one of our former professors, Eugene Meehan Q.C. attend. Eugene travelled all the way from Ottawa wearing his trademark kilt and showed up for breakfast the next morning with the same kilt, with nary a crease- he is just that smooth. The special ( spey- shel in Meehanese) bond our classmates had with each other, and with Eugene has lasted 25 years, and that bond was strengthened on that spectacular September night. Plans are in works for a Class of ’87 Endowment—a lasting legacy from our class to the Law School which gave us the opportunity to live, learn, laugh, and forge lasting relations with each other. The evening ended with unfinished conversations, and regrets for those classmates that couldn’t attend. Seeds have already been planted for another reunion in 5 years’ time. Many of us are already looking forward to that!  5 0  |  s p r i n g 2013

in small towns and large cities, and in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Some classmates have pursued non-legal careers or have transitioned out of law into other fields such as business, music, writing, counselling, and teaching. With 30 years behind us, we had much to discuss. But mostly we talked about family, mutual friends, and our times together. To those of you who weren’t there, you are fondly remembered and we look forward to seeing you at another reunion.

Submitted By Bob Aloneissi


Class of 2002: The New Facebook Connection


n a sunny weekend in September, the Class of 2002 met to hold their 10th year reunion in Edmonton over Alumni Weekend. I think the turn out was excellent and I’m particularly pleased that so many people joined us from so far away. Our out of province attendees included Jason P a n n u fr o m N a s h v i l l e an d Christian Weisenburger and Kelly Powell from Halifax. Many others joined us from the Calgary and Edmonton areas. Jason Pannu used his technical skills to put together a facebook page where attendees could make informal plans with each other and generally catch up. The page also posted the details for both the formal and informal events of the weekend as well. On Friday night, groups met on their own and then joined up with the larger group at a local

Submitted By Leigh Peters

restaurant on Whyte Avenue. Those who attended the Alumni event held by the U of Alberta came later. On Saturday night, we all had a great time reconnecting over drinks at a piano bar in West Edmonton Mall and were joined by several of our local colleagues who had graduated at similar times to our Class. Overall the weekend was an excellent opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and, in some cases, to relive our carefree law school days. We look forward to seeing everyone again at our 20th year anniversary and I’d like to give a special thanks to the following individuals for all their help and support in putting together a successful event. Christian Weisenburger, Kelly Powell, Scott Tilley, Ben Horcica, Peter Inglis, and Jason Pannu.

Class of 2007: Two-Month Old Nora, Youngest Attendee

Submitted By Christina McKinnon


ollowing the Faculty of Law’s centenary celebration on Friday evening, the Class of 2007 alumni gathered at the Law Centre during the afternoon on Saturday, September 22, 2012 for a catered “SABS” in the CN Alumni Hall to catch up, share memories, and meet new family members and spouses. The youngest attendee was 2 month old Nora Ator, who accompanied her mom and her dad, alumnus Lawrence Ator. Alumni also enjoyed a surprise visit from our former dean, David Percy and had the opportunity to view the significant renovations and additional student space throughout the Law Centre. The Class of 2007 extends their thanks to McGlashan & Mackinnon, Barristers and Solicitors for their generous donation of food and drink for the reception, to alumnus Christina McKinnon (Cundict) for organizing and to Catherine Miller, Louise McEachern, Matthew Mowbrey, Heather and Sharon

for their assistance at the event. They also want to acknowledge the goodwill of the Class of 1981 and extend their thanks to its members for their generosity in sharing snacks when our food delivery was late. In addition to the SABS, Class of 2007 alumni also gathered at two pub events on the Friday and Saturday evenings during alumni weekend – thanks to Milena Jusza, Mark Facundo, Zack Elias, Nitin Bhatia and Mich ael Sh ar p for their work in planning our alumni weekend,

contacting alumni and coordinating the evening festivities. Hope to see many more of you in 2017! In attendance at the SABS., as pictured: Back Row, L-R: D.K. Fraser, James Elford, Michael Sharp, Robert de Guzman, Kunal Nand, Br yan Kwan, Scott Kurie, Bill Donahue, Lawrence Ator Front Row, L-R: Kanchana Fernando, Alanna Adamic, Christina McKinnon, Melissa Gorrie Missing, but attended: Mark Facundo

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class notes 1952



Louis Desrochers received a Queen Eli zabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his valuable contributions to the vitality of Alberta’s Francophone community.

James Foster retired from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in April 2012.


The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin was key note speaker for t he Facult y of L aw C e n t e n a r y G a l a h e ld i n E d mon ton on September 21, 2012.

Frank MacInnis Chair and recently retired CEO of the Connecticut-based EMCOR Group, was elected to the board of directors of Gilbane Incorporated, a construction and real estate development firm.

Peter Savaryn was presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the community.

1960 Steve Denecky was presented with a Long Service Award for 50 years of service by the Law Society of Alberta in September 2011. Robert Schnell was presented w ith his Long Service Award from the Law Society of Alberta in November 2011. Schnell is also the recipient of a Distinguished Award for Service to the Community in 2000. The Hon. Darlene Wong received her Long Service Award in November 2011, and became the first female to attain this honour.

1962 Terrence McMahon retired from the Queen’s Bench Court of Alberta in September 2012. He returned to the Field LLP Calgary office as Senior Counsel and a member of the ADR Group. Prior to his appointment to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1992, he practiced with Field Law in Calgary for about 30 years. Harold W. Veale has joined ADR Chambers.

1963 Donald Buchanan (Alberta Provincial Court – Edmonton, Family & Youth) has been appointed as a supernumerary judge from April 2012 – April 2014. Ga r y Cion i (A lb er t a P rov i nci a l C our t -Calgary, Criminal) has been re-appointed as a part-time judge from April 2012 to April 2013. E . D a v i d Ta v e n d e r h a s j o i n e d A D R Chambers. 52 |  s p r i n g 2013


1969 H a r r y Gae de , P rov i nc i a l C our t Judge was the recipient of an Augustana Alumni Citation Award in April 2012. The award recognizes a non-alumnus of Augustana for significant contributions to the life of the U of A’s Augustana campus. Harry practiced law with Alan Fielding in Camrose for over twenty years and then was appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta in 1992. E l a i n e Mc C o y i s t he l a s t P rog r e s s ive Con ser vat ive i n Parli ament. McCoy, a n Alberta Senator is an environmentalist, human rights advocate and former Alberta provincial cabinet minister. During her early legal career she was a senior legal counsel for the province’s energy regulator and later worked in the private sector. She served as a cabinet minister in Premier Don Getty’s Progressive Conservative government in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She was appointed to the Senate in 2005 by former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin and is a classic Red Tory who brings “independence of thought” to the Upper Chamber.

1970 Edward Molstad was recognized for his contributions to the legal relationship between players and the Canadian Football League, by induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Melvin Tussman has joined the firm of Witten LLP in Edmonton.

1972 Elizabeth Harrison, a partner with the Vancouver firm of Farris, was selected to receive a 2012 Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award from Business in Vancouver, a weekly newspaper targeted at Lower Mainland business leaders. This award celebrates British Columbia’s most influential women in business based on their professional accomplishments and community involvement.

1974 Myra Bielby performed the role of Marjorie Baverstock, a flattering Broadway producer in the Players de Novo 2012 production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Players de Novo, a group of lawyers and judges have, with their annual dramatic production over six years, raised in excess of $400,000 to suppor t the Victor ia School Foundation and a number of theatre and arts groups in Edmonton. Justice Bielby also served as the Keynote Speaker for the orientation for first year students in September 2012. Gordon Hoffman was the recipient of the City of Calgary Citizen of the Year Award for 2010, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Gordon has received numerous awards and honours over the last few years and has been a chairman, co-chairman or director (and often founder) of nearly 100 charitable and community organizations. Jerry LeGrandeur was appointed Assistant Chief Judge of the southern region of the Provincial Court of Alberta. David Manning was named as Alberta’s envoy to Washington on February 1, 2013. He


previously served as Alberta’s interim envoy when Gary Mar stepped down to run for the Tory leadership in 2011. Manning is a former provincial deputy minister of energy and past president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. James Ogle was appointed Assistant Chief Judge of the Criminal Division of the Calgary reg ion of t he A lber t a P rov i nci al Cour t. Ogle was also on the planning committee for the annual Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice conference held in Calgary, October 2012. Lawrie Smith retired from the Court of Queen’s Bench in September 2012.

1975 Cal Johnson joined the Law Society of Alberta as the sole new Bencher in February 2013. Francis Price (LLM) presented the Trussler and Price Scholarship, as part of the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts, to a student recipient at an event at Victoria School in June 2012.

1976 Steve Andrew performed the role of Roger Hopewell, a short-tempered Broadway composer, in the Players de Novo 2012 production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Cyril Gurevitch is President of the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch for 20122013. The CBA has identified the need to increase the numbers of law yers in small communities across Alberta as a key factor to ensure access to justice for all Albertans. The Small Communities Initiative is attempting to attract and retain lawyers in municipalities outside Edmonton and Calgary. Gary Reist has joined the firm of Witten LLP in Edmonton. Douglas Stollery was the recipient of the L ifet ime Ach ievement Award at t he a nnual Canadian General Counsel Awards in the spring of 2012. These awards have been

described as the Oscars for Canada’s in-house legal community. Doug is general counsel for Edmonton-based PCL Constructors Inc. In addition, Doug also received the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Honorary Bachelor of Arts degree from MacEwan University in Edmonton, in appreciation of both his professional contribution and his philanthropic support of students. Stollery presented the Stollery Family Scholarship as part of the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts event in June 2012 to a student pursuing further education in dance at Ryerson University.

1977 D i a ne Pet t ie , V P, G ener a l C ou n s el & Corporate Secretary of Canexus in Calgary, is a public member of the Alberta Certified General Accountants’ Association and Society of Management Accountants. Steve Raby stepped down as President of the Law Society of Alberta in February 2013 and is now Past President.

1978 Jon Faulds, partner at Field LLP was on the panel entitled: Use and Occupancy: Building C ode s a nd M a i nten a nce M a nu a l s, presented at the annual Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice in Calgary in October 2012. Charles Gardner was named Assistant Chief Judge for the Edmonton Rural Region of the Provincial Court of Alberta in May 2012. Karen Platten was Co-Chair of the 2013 A l b e r t a L a w C on fe r e n c e h e ld J a nu a r y 31-February 1, 2013 in Edmonton.

1979 Dav id Robottom is the E xecutive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Enbridge Inc. He was recognized as the “Top Chief Legal Officer” by Alberta Oil magazine at the 2nd Annual C-Suite Stars Awards Gala in Calgary. Susan Scott w ith the fir m of Dunsford Scott in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta was

profiled in a story about practice in small communities in the January/February 2012 issue of The Advisory. She and her husband Larry Dunsford 1981 moved there following the recession in 1984. She enjoys the more relaxed pace of life and has an interesting practice in the areas of real estate, wills and estates and commercial law. She has formed lasting relationships with her clients. They hired a young associate and hope to retain her. Small towns are under-lawyered she remarked. The issues of demographics and access to justice need to be addressed. She concluded the interview with “.. the quality of life can’t be matched…. people need you here.”

1980 Aran Veylan was appointed to the Alberta Provincial Court (Edmonton Family & Youth Division) in October 2012. Prior to his appointment, he practiced at Cleall Barristers in Edmonton.

1981 K ar y Br uce Hargreaves joined Felesk y Flynn LLP in their Edmonton office. Frederick Martin, received the Order of Can ada in December 2012. Mar tin who splits his time between Salt Spring Island and Edmonton was recognized for his long engagement in support of equal rights, notably his work helping the Metis Settlements General Council achieve self-governance.

1982 A l l a n Da m e r i s now at M i nt z L aw i n Edmonton. Greg Harding a partner with Field LLP was a Co-Chair of the annual conference of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice held October 2012 in Calgary. The conference was entitled: The Courts and Beyond: The Architecture of Justice in Transition. Karen Rackel of Rachel Belzil LLP participated in Wills Week 2012 organized by the Edmonton Community Foundation.

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1983 Mona Duckett performed in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 in the role as Elsa Von Grossenknueten, the zany ow ner of the mansion. This production was part of Players de Novo—a project of the Edmonton legal community – members of the bar and bench- to raise funds for the Victoria School Foundation and local theatre and arts groups. In six years, the productions have raised over $400,000. Sarah K ing-D’Souza was a Bencher and Chair of the Retention and Re-Engagement Task Force for the Law Society of Alberta in 2012. She also joined the Board of Directors of Assist, the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society. Sarah is currently Assistant Senior Counsel at the Family Law Office in Calgary. Ron Kruhlak was recognized as an “Unsung Hero” in the Summer 2012 issue of Law Matters. Ron is fortunate that he has excelled in a field that he is passionate about – environmental law. His interest in this area began while he was a law student. Ron and his partners at McLennan Ross LLP, Bill Rosser and Rod McLennan, worked with the government to establish an independent, not-for-profit environmental organization that submitted names of individuals who were great stewards of the environment. The Alberta Emerald Foundation and the Emerald Awards were the result. For twenty years, Ron was a board member and chair of the Emerald Foundation which encourages Albertans to protect our environment. In 2011 the Foundation established the Ron Kruhlak Youth Award. Ron is one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers. Sheilah Martin (LLM) was the Co-Chair of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice conference, held in Calgary, fall 2012. Kim D. Nixon a sole practitioner in Calgary was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in February 2013. Prior to her practice as a sole practitioner, she was an associate with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary, and practiced in the areas of civil litigation, medical malpractice defence, professional discipline, administrative and employment law, health law, human rights and workplace harassment. Gary Shudra has joined the legal department of the Alberta Motor Association.

1984 Doug Goss is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation for 2012/13. 5 4 |  s p r i n g 2013

John Poon was appointed the Government’s representative as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). His appointment as Chairman is effective from October 2012 to December 2014. The FRC was established under statute in December 2006 to conduct independent investigations into possible auditing or reporting irregularities in relation to listed entities and to enquire into possible non-compliance with accounting requirements on the part of listed entities. One of the priorities of the FRC is to assist the Government in enhancing the independence of the auditor regulatory regime in Hong Kong. Poon sees the role of the Council to promote sound corporate governance and better investor protection in Hong Kong. The Council aims to bolster the quality of financial reporting of listed entities and safeguard the interest of the investing public. Jeff Scobie recently joined Bennett Jones LLP as a partner in their Calgary office. He specializes in international oil and gas as well as energy-related projects and transactions. L. Diane Young was appointed Assistant Chief Judge of the Civ il Div ision of the Provincial Court of Alberta in Edmonton.

1985 Lucille Birkett a collaborative family law practitioner from Sherwood Park, Alberta was named the w inner of the 2012 CBA Douglas Miller Award at the 2012 Mid-Winter Meeting of CBA Council. Lucille became involved in the CBA as a law student at the U of A and quickly established herself as a dedicated volunteer. A past president of the CBA-Alberta Branch, she currently sits on the CBA national Board of Directors and chairs the Small, Solo and General Practice Forum. The Douglas Miller Award honours the late Doug Miller of Yellowknife, a former president of CBA’s Northwest Territories Branch and a very active member who passed away in 1994. The award recognizes a CBA member who demonstrates outstanding dedication and team spirit.

of A Alumni Council and a former member of the University’s Board of Governors. Cheung joined Parlee McLaws LLP. He was recently appointed by the Minister to the U of A Senate. Bill has been a member of the Edmonton Chinese Lions Club, on the International Development Committee of the Canadian Bar Association and a past board member of the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association. He has degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of York, UK, U of A Law and a Diploma of Inter national Trade from Grant McEwan Community College. Dav id Sh y n k a r w a s app oi nted to t he P rov i nc i a l C ou r t of A lb er t a, Nor t her n Region/High Prairie Court in February 2013.

1987 Jo-Ann Kolmes assisted in the organization of LEAF’s (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund) Persons Day Breakfast held October 29, 2012 in Edmonton, with guest speaker Jan Wong, former Globe and Mail reporter and author of Out of the Blue: A Tale of Workplace Depression. M a rco Por et t i b ec a me a pa r t ner w it h Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP. His broad range of litigation experience over 24 years is before Federal and Alberta courts, tribunals and arbitrators. The Hon. Barbara Veldhuis a member of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary, was appointed a Justice of the Alberta Court

Geo Takach was a presenter at Litfest, the only non-fiction festival in Canada, which brings together best-selling, award-winning and emerging authors.

1986 C.H. William Cheung recently attended a special awards ceremony in Beijing where well-known Chinese artist Fan Zeng was awarded an honorar y degree by the U of A. Bill is a former member of the U

The Hon. Barbara Veldhuis


of Appeal in February 2013. She was initially appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta in 2007 and the Court of Queen’s Bench in 2011. Her private practice in Grande Prairie focused on cr iminal law. She was also a Crown Prosecutor with Alberta Justice and worked with Justice Canada prior to her appointment to the Bench.

1988 K ate Chi shol m Senior V P – L egal, Regulator y and Government Affairs with Capital Power Corporation in Edmonton was a Director of the United Way, Capital Region in 2012-2013. Scott Watson is now practicing with Field LLP in their Edmonton office.

1989 Darren Bieganek has assumed the role of Managing Partner of Duncan Craig LLP effective September 2012. In addition, Darren continues his practice as leader of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. Darren has been recognized by his peers as a leader in the Insolvency and Restructuring field having been selected for inclusion in Canada’s Best Lawyers since 2008 and receiving recognition in Lexpert as Consistently Recommended in the area of Insolvency and Restructuring since 2011. Peter Dobbie was selected in the spring of 2012 by the Province of Alberta to serve as the new farmer’s advocate. Kevin Feth became President-Elect of the Law Society of Alberta in February 2013. Jocelyn Frazer is the Equity Ombudsperson for the Law Society of Alberta. Carolynn Hiron is Chief Executive Officer for North America of CACEIS (a French company owned by Credit Agricole). Her career began at Brownlee Fryett with articles, followed by seven years as an associate. Then she left, and with a friend, opened their own practice. She then moved to Bermuda and joined Marshall Diel & Myers in private practice for six years. She joined Olympia Capital (Bermuda) Ltd. as in-house counsel. Olympia was bought by CACEIS in 2007 and Carolyn was promoted to General Counsel and then in 2011 was offered the position of CEO of North America. She has responsibility for offshore entities and the company’s offices in New York and Toronto. She has been with Olympia/CACEIS for ten years and is based in New York.

Kathleen Kohlman worked on the organization of LEAF’s Persons Day Breakfast, October 29, 2012 in Edmonton. Cl i f P u r v i s wa s recog n i zed by Alberta Venture as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people. He is a lawyer and crown prosecutor. He is also Executive Director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT). Their mandate is to ensure independent investigation of matters referred by the Director of Law Enforcement involving complaints regarding serious injury or death resulting from action taken by a police officer.

1990 Timothy Caulfield, research director of the U of A’s Health Law and Science Policy Group and his brother Sean Caulfield, a U of A professor in printmaking conceived of an interdisciplinary art exhibition Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Science and Art, an exploration of the legal, ethical and social issues around stem cell research, which officially opened at the Chelsea Art Museum in midtown Manhattan November 10, 2011. Tim also spoke to a group of San Francisco alumni in February 2012. He also was a speaker at t he Quaecumque Vera Honour Society Luncheon on May 10, 2012 that also included U of A President Indira Samarasekera OC. This society recognizes those who have left a bequest to the University of Alberta. Carsten Jensen became the new President of the Law Society of Alberta in February 2013. He is with the firm of JSS Barristers in Calgary. Frederica Schutz is a Director of Pro Bono L aw A lber ta and Chair of the Retention and Re-Engagement Task Force for the Law Society of Alberta in 2012.

1991 Phil Hodge is CEO of Pine Cliff Energ y i n C a lga r y. He wa s a for mer Pen nWe st Exploration executive. As CEO of Pine Cliff he was instrumental in acquiring a minerals company Geomark Exploration. Steven Mandziuk is General Counsel for Fin ning (Can ada) a div ision of Fin ning International Inc. and is Treasurer of the CBA – Alberta Branch. When he joined Finning (Canada) in their legal department in 2006, it had outsourced its legal requirements for 73 years. Karen McDougall is Co-Chair of the North Section of the CBA-Alberta Branch.

1992 Leslie Paetz is now with Intact Insurance in Edmonton. Mark Szabo is Vice President, Managing Director for Karo Group a brand communications agency in Calgary. He is also working towards his PhD thesis: design thinking for the legal profession.

1993 Deborah McElrath helped organize LEAF’s Persons Day breakfast October 29, 2012 in Edmonton. Joe Rosselli a partner with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in Edmonton, was a member of the Board of Directors of United Way, Capital Region in 2012/13.

1994 Jodi Marshall was a speaker at the 2012 Conference Series, Leadership for Women Lawyers, Practicing Law with Confidence, held in Calgary, April 2012.

1995 Brian Calliou (LLM 2000) was featured in an article in the spring 2012 issue of Alberta Venture when 21 of Alberta’s leaders were asked to look fifteen years into the future. Brian foresees aboriginal people playing a significant role in Alberta’s economy. He predicts that there will be a huge growth in aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses, resulting in a renewed pride in aboriginal culture and language. He thinks that aboriginal peoples will be viewed as full partners in the development of the natural resources of their traditional lands. Brian is currently the Director, Aboriginal Leadership and Management at the Banff Centre.

1996 Donna Clark of London, ON was recently appointed as a trustee of the Thames Valley District School Board. Donna is a litigation lawyer who started her own firm in 2002. Sandra Hawes was the Panel Chair for a session on Advanced Advocacy at the Alberta L aw Conference in Edmonton, Januar y/ February 2013.

1997 J e f f We i d m a n , a p a r t n e r o f B u r n e t Duckworth & Palmer LLP in Calgary joined the Board of Directors of Assist, the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society in 2012.

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Suzanne Porteous is a partner practicing with Carscallen LLP.

Poku Adusei (LLM) has now completed his PhD in L aw at McGill University. He is a Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Peter Bychawski is practicing at Carscallen LLP.

Mylene Tiessen of Peacock Linder & Halt LLP spoke at the 2012 Conference Series, Leadership for Women Lawyers, Practicing Law with Confidence in April 2012 in Calgary.

1999 Cu r t i s Se r ra i s Co- Ch air of t he Sout h Section of the CBA – Alberta Branch.

2000 Jaxine Oltean performed the role of Bernice Roth, an odd, emotional, perpetually thirsty lyricist in the 2012 Players de Novo production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Tricia Waddell is General Counsel with Mount Royal University in Calgary.

2002 Rebecca M. J. Cuthbertson Hulst is now with Torch Law & Mediation Paulette DeKelver has become a partner with Weir Bowen LLP in Edmonton. Jeremiah Kowalchuk is North Section CoChair of the CBA—Alberta. Jeremiah was also a Co-Chair of the 2013 Alberta Law Conference in Edmonton. Jeremiah joined Field LLP.

2003 Allison Ostapowich joined Parlee McLaws LLP as a partner in January 2013. Her practice is in the areas of commercial real estate, business services, banking & financial services, wills, estates and wealth management.

2004 Paul Anderson became a partner with Parlee McLaws LLP and practices insurance litigation and commercial litigation. John Lemieux is now with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in their Edmonton office. Hugh Willis was Panel Chair for the session on Barristers’ Briefs at the Alberta Law Conference in Edmonton in January 2013.

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Kate Faught from McLennan Ross LLP participated in the Wills Week 2012 organized by the Edmonton Community Foundation. J. Allison McDonald joined Felesky Flynn in their Edmonton office in 2012. Sean Myskiw became a partner with Parlee McLaws LLP and practices insurance and commercial litigation. Shayne Saskiw was elected an MLA in the spring of 2012 representing Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills. He represents the Wildrose Party.

2007 Geeta Sehgal helped to organize the Persons Day Breakfast, October 29, 2012 in Edmonton as a LEAF initiative.

Evan Hardy joined Schnell Hardy Jones LLP in their Red Deer office. Evan practices Corporate/Commercial, Wills & Estates and commercial and residential real estate in the firm’s Red Deer and Sylvan Lake offices. Lily Nguyen was the Panel Co-Chair for the Junior Lawyers session at the Alberta Law Conference January 2013 held in Edmonton. John Rooke (LLM) participated in the panel entitled: Use and Occupancy: Building Codes and Maintenance Manuals at the annual Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Calgary, 2012. Alexander Witt is working at the Municipal Government Board.



Rachel Bailie was a speaker at the CBA Women Lawyers Forum Section – Northern Alberta on May 18, 2012. The presentation was entitled: “On Our Own: An overview of women’s participation in the practice of law in Alberta from early days to Violet King, Canada’s first black woman law yer.” The presentation also asked if we are still in pioneering days for women in the profession. Rachel’s research on Violet King has been accepted for publication in the summer of 2012.

Michael Klaray from Duncan Craig LLP was a presenter for Wills Week 2012 organized by the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Ellery Jamison is an associate with Parlee McLaws LLP working in the areas of commercial and insurance litigation.

Ed Picard is a recruitment consultant with The Counsel Network.

Alison Mazoff performed in the Players de Novo production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 in the role of Helsa Wenzel, the maid at Grossenknueten mansion.

K a r i Sejr p er for med t he role of Ni k k i Crandall, the chorus girl with a secret in the 2012 Players de Novo production. Vista Pourbahrami is now Vista Trethewey (she was married in 2010) and is practicing with Dolden Wallace Folick in Vancouver.

Colleen Ross is with Alberta Health Services in Calgary. Terri Susan Zurbrigg worked on LEAF’s Persons Day breakfast in Edmonton held on October 29, 2012 with keynote speaker Jan Wong, former Globe and Mail reporter.

2009 David McGillivray is now with Bennett Jones LLP in their Calgary office. Alanna Sinclair has joined Intact Insurance.

2012 Matthew Griener has accepted an offer of a clerkship from Mr. Justice LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada.


GIFTS REPORT Chairs and Professorships We would like to acknowledge and thank those donors who established endowed Chairs and Professorships for their generous investment and vision in supporting academic positions and enhancing our course offerings and research.

CN Professor in International Trade Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Chair in Energy Law and Policy Chair: Professor David Percy Q.C.

Professor: Professor Linda Reif

Thomas W. Lawlor Q.C. Professor of Law and Ethics Professor: Professor Annalise Acorn

Katz Group Chair in Health Law Chair: Professor Gerald Robertson Q.C.

F.R. (Dick) Matthews Q.C. Professor of Law and Business

To be filled

Wilbur Fee Bowker Professor of Law TransCanada Chair in Administrative and Regulatory Law

Professor: Dean Philip Bryden

Visiting Chair: Rowland Harrison Q.C.

Law Excellence Endowment Funds We would like to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and entities who contributed to the establishment of the excellence endowments noted below. These endowed discretionary excellence funds generate about $115,000 per year to be used where the need is the greatest. Thank you to all those who established and contributed to these funds. The funds were established beginning with the first Faculty campaign in 1995 and continued through Law Campaign 2008. G or don A r n e l l E x c e l le nc e F u nd , Archibald Dixon Excellence Fund, Alexander Dubensky Q.C. Excellence Fund, Faculty of L aw 75t h A n n iver s a r y C a mp a ig n Endow ment Fund, L aw E xcellence Endowment Fund (2008), The Hon. Tevie Miller Memorial Excellence Fund, Ove Minsos Q.C. and Family Excellence Fund, G.E. Trott Excellence Fund, Julia and William Warnke Excellence Fund and the Henry Wolfond Excellence Fund. 

Faculty Of Law Centenary Excellence Fund This endowed fund was established during our Faculty of Law Centenary year 2012-2013. A general Faculty of Law Centenary Excellence discretionary endowment fund and additional named discretionary funds for donations of $100,000 or greater have been established to provide a legacy as a result of our Faculty’s centenary. Thank you to donors to the Faculty of Law Centenary Excellence Fund and to the donors who established named funds to build on the strength of the Faculty as we plan for the next one hundred years. Martin Abbott Centenar y Excellence Fund, James H. Brown and Associates, Dr. Pier Byrden, Anonymous, Alice Charach, C.H. William Cheung, Dr. Louis Desrochers Q.C., Ellerington Education Foundation, Ricky Ewasiuk, Woo-Ping

Fok, Anonymous, Dr. Daniel Gorman, The Hon. Sheila Greckol, Marion Haggarty-France, Dr. Mark Hanson, Judicial Mess Account, The Hon. Geoffrey Ho, Dr. L.D. Hyndman, Cherisse Killick-Dzenick, The Hon. Steven Lipton, Elizabeth Manson, A nony mous, Maureen McConaghy Q.C., The Hon. John MacKenzie, Anton Melnyk Q.C., Dr. Katharina Manassis, Dr. Antonio Pignatiello, Lisa Redmond, Klau Ruschin, The Hon. Michael Savaryn, Peter Savaryn Q.C. & Olya Savaryn, Mark Sumner, Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, E. David Tavender Q.C., Constance Taylor Q.C. & Martin Chamberlain Q.C., The Hon. Marguerite Trussler & Francis Price Q.C., The Hon. Ernest Walter, The Hon. Walder White, Dick Wilson Q.C. & Carol Wilson and Matthew Woodley.

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Faculty of Law Centenary Gala We would like to thank the firms who bought tables for the Centenary Gala and all those who bought individual tickets to attend the Gala. Thanks to the many alumni and friends who travelled from out of town to attend the Gala. Thank you also to our sponsors: Norton Rose Canada LLP and Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP.  

NEW FUNDS New Awards Established Law Class of 1962 Fund As part of the gathering of the Law Class of 1962 for their 50th anniversary reunion, a small committee was formed to establish a fund to support the Faculty of Law and link the class with the Faculty. Members of the reunion committee were: Don Bishop, Robert Lloyd, Gerald Lucas and Ron Neuman. They received able assistance with contacting classmates and soliciting their participation in the project from David McLean and Lou Salley. In total, about $80,000 was pledged. The class decided to establish two awards in honour and memory of two professors who were significant in their experience as students. The first course prize will be in Criminal Law in honour of their professor Bill Angus, who joined them from his home in Toronto for their reunion activities in September 2012. The second course prize will be in Tort Law in memory of their professor and dean Wilbur Bowker. This fund will generate two course prizes of $2,000 each. A list of contributors will follow.

Alan A. Covey Bursary in Law Family members, friends, legal colleagues and community members contributed to the establishment of the Alan A. Covey Bursary in Law. This bursary will be awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the third year of a Degree of Juris Doctor. Selection based on demonstrated financial need and outstanding contribution to and involvement with Student Legal Services of Edmonton. This bursary will be awarded at the $1,000 level.

Jean McBean Q.C. Award in Law Family members, former law colleagues, firm partners and friends have gathered together to establish the Jean McBean Q.C. Award in Law. This award will be awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of a Degree of Juris Doctor. Selection based on demonstrated leadership in social justice initiatives, women’s issues or community contributions. Preference given to a student who has completed a course in Family Law. This award will generate $1,500 annually for a student. To date approximately $40,000 has been donated. Additional contributions to this award are welcome. Names of all contributors will follow later in this publication.

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Marilyn Moysa Award in Health Law Family members, friends and colleagues joined together to establish the Marilyn Moysa Award in Health Law. A committee of friends and family members organized both the award itself and a reception to remember and celebrate Marilyn’s life, contributions and interests. The committee members were: Helen Metella, Karen Sherlock, Linda Reif and William Moysa. About 40 people attended the reception held in Marilyn’s memory at the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club on September 28, 2012. This award will generate $1,000 annually for a student. We encourage additional contributions to this award. The Marilyn Moysa Award in Health Law will be awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing continuing in or convocating from the JD degree program in the Faculty of Law. Selection based on successful completion of a Faculty of Law course in health law, policy, or ethics and demonstrated knowledge of and attention to women’s health issues within these areas. Preference given to a student with demonstrated involvement in and/or advocacy for such issues in the community.

Gary J. Bigg Memorial Award in Law Members of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association wished to honour the memory of one of their founders, Gary Bigg, by establishing an award at the Faculty of Law in his honour. The Gary J. Bigg Memorial Award in Law will be awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing continuing in or convocating with a Degree of Juris Doctor who has successfully completed one course in Advocacy. Selection based on demonstrated commitment to the betterment of other peoples’ lives. The award will be at the level of $1,000 annually.

Stratton Entrance Bursary in Law This bursary established by Marlene Hobart Stratton and David Stratton Q.C. will be awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the first year of a Degree of Juris Doctor from a Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Alberta. Selection is based on demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a student who graduated from a high school in Alberta. This bursary endowed by the Strattons will generate $1,000 per year for a student. Thank you very much to David Stratton and Marlene Hobart Stratton for this perpetual support of our students.

Marilyn was a longtime journalist with the Edmonton Journal. This award is established to honour Marilyn’s work and interest in the health law field. She had a particular passion for the complex social issues associated with reproductive technologies. She wrote many articles and did extensive research in the area.

William Moysa and family

The Hon. Samuel S. Lieberman Award in Law Family, friends and colleagues have established an award in memory of The Hon. Samuel S. Lieberman. Justice Lieberman passed away in September 2012. This award in memory of Justice Lieberman will be awarded to a student with superior academic standing convocating with a Degree of Juris Doctor. Selection based on securing a clerking position with the superior courts of any province or territory in Canada or the Federal superior courts. We extend our thanks to the Lieberman family for establishing a scholarship in perpetuity in memory of their husband and father. A number of contributions have been received to establish this award. Names of contributors will be found later in this publication. The award available will be at the level of $1,000 annually.

Those wishing to contribute to the above funds or any current awards, please make cheques payable to the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and include a reference to the name of the award. Ple a s e cont act C at her i ne M i l ler for f ur t her i n for m at ion: or 780-492-5953. A Letter of Intent is included at the end of the magazine to make it more convenient for you to fill it in with a pledge, scan it and forward it to Catherine Miller. without prejudice l aw alumni maga zine  |  59


Donors to the Faculty of Law January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 Funds received or new pledges since the last Without Prejudice was published.

The Faculty of Law would like to acknowledge and thank the Alberta Law Foundation as a most generous granting foundation providing $272,000 in bursary funds to Faculty of Law students.



Martin Abbott, Gordon Arnell, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Ellerington Education Foundation

Jack Agrios Q.C., Alberta Provincial Court Judges’ Association, The Hon. W. Steven Andrew, Richard Biamonte Q.C., Marlene Bigg, Jordan Bonner, Philip Bryden, Richard Byers, Gary Campbell Q.C., Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, Gerald Chipeur Q.C., Barrie Chivers Q.C., Chivers Carpenter, Chomicki Baril Mah LLP, C.H. William Cheung, Lance Clark, Cochard Johnson, The Hon. Alan T. Cooke, T.A. Cooper, Dr. Bruce Dancik, The Hon. John Dea & Ann Dea, Robert Duke Q.C., Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP, Edmonton Community Foundation (Tevie & Arliss Miller Endowment Fund, Margaret-Ellen Bonar Scholarship Fund, Manning Family Fund, Edmonton Legal Community Bursary), R. Max Gold, Marie Gordon Q.C., The Hon. Marlene Graham, Daniel Hagg Q.C., Donna & Mickey Hajash Foundation, Ray Hansen Q.C., The Hon. Geoffrey Ho, J. Allen Howard, W. Clarke Hunter, David P. Jones Q.C. & Anne de Villars Q.C., JSS Barristers, Lewis & Irene Klar, Martin Lambert, The Hon. James Langston, The Hon. N. Patrick Lawrence, Audrey Lieberman, The Hon. Steven Lipton, Douglas Lynass Q.C., Michelle MacKay, Edwina and Havelock Madill, The Hon. John MacKenzie, James Malcolm, Anonymous, F.R. (Dick) Matthews Q.C., Jean McBean Q.C., The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, The Hon. Terrence McMahon, McMillan LLP (Vancouver), Anton Melnyk Q.C., Anonymous, Michael & Barbara Morin, Geoffrey Moysa, The Hon. Rosemary Nation, Ron Neuman Q.C., Ogilvie LLP, The Hon. Marina Paperny, Parlee McLaws LLP, Grace Parotta-King, Robert Pelzer, Anonymous, Fraser Porter, Cheryl Purdey, Rob Rakochey, Linda Reif, Peter Royal Q.C., Anonymous, Eli Shtabsky, Dennis Shuler, Joseph Spier, Douglas Stollery Q.C., Herbert Stubbs, The Hon. Denny Thomas, Mark Tims Q.C., TransCanada Pipelines Limited, The Hon. Donna Valgardson, Harold Veale Q.C., Workers Compensation Board (Alberta), John Worton and Mary Wright

$50,000+ Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Alan Rudakoff Q.C. and Henry Wolfond

$25,000+ A lber t a Civ il Tr i al L aw yers A s soci at ion, McL ea n McCuaig Foundation, Miller Thomson LLP and David Stratton Q.C. & Marlene Hobart Stratton

$10,000+ Nancy Lieberman, William Moysa, Norton Rose Canada LLP, John Poon, Louis Salley, Clayton Sissons, Dick Wilson Q.C. & Carol Wilson and Deborah Zutter

$5,000+ Beresh Cunningham Aloneissi O’Neill Hurley, The Hon. Myra Bielby, Donald Bishop Q.C., James H. Brown & Associates, David Cooke, Duncan Craig LLP, Edmonton Bar Association, Woo-Ping Fok, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Anonymous, Dr. William Hurlburt, Robert Lloyd Q.C., Gerald Lucas Q.C., Tanya Masson, Arliss Miller, Marlin Moore, Dr. Gerald Moysa, The Hon. Joseph J. Stratton, Constance Taylor Q.C. & Martin Chamberlain Q.C., The Hon. Marguerite Trussler and Bill Warren Q.C.

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Law Class of 1954 Bursary

Class of 1977

Richard Jull

Donald Bur, The Hon. Brian Joyce, J. Cameron Prowse Jr. Q.C. and The Hon. Gordon Sharek

Law Class of 1956 Bursary Fund The Hon. John Agrios and Ruth Agrios, Anonymous

Class of 1984 Fund Lori Marshall

Class of 1962 Fund Richard Biamonte Q.C., Donald Bishop Q.C., Gary Campbell Q.C., The Hon. N. Patrick Lawrence, Gerald Lucas Q.C., Brenda and David McLean, The Hon. Terrence McMahon, Anton Melnyk Q.C., Marlin Moore, John Neilson, Ron Neuman Q.C., Louis Salley, Eli Shtabsky, Joseph Spier, Herbert Stubbs, Harold Veale Q.C. and Bill Warren Q.C. Donations were also made by classmates in memory of: Murray Dale, William Geddes, Louis Friedman, Tom Maccagno, Waldo Ranson and Andrew Wierenga

Class of 1987 Anonymous

The Hon. Cecilia Johnstone Endowment Fund The Hon. Marina Paperny and The Hon. Carolyn Phillips

Law Excellence Endowment Fund

Class of 1968 Endowment Fund

Manijeh Colabella, Anonymous, Anonymous, Peter Sankoff and The Hon. Walder White

Richard Byers, C. Edward Frost, Anonymous, The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Michael & Barbara Morin, The Hon. Denny Thomas and The Hon. Robert Wilkins

Jean McBean QC Award in Law

Class of 1969 Bursary Fund J. Allen Howard

Class of 1971 Fund Daniel Hagg Q.C., The Hon. Norman Hess, C. Richard Hilborn Q.C., Ronald Hopp Q.C., Max King, Hon. James Langston, Jennifer Mos and Dennis Shuler

The Hon. Darlene Acton, The Hon. W. Steven Andrew, Anonymous, John Carpenter, Anonymous, Barrie Chivers Q.C., Chivers Carpenter, Len Dolgoy Q.C., Anonymous, Marie Gordon Q.C., Royle Harris, Travis Huckell, Teddy Hyndman, Patricia Innes, Lewis & Irene Klar, Jo-Ann Kolmes, Michelle MacKay, Edwina & Havelock Madill, Anonymous, Zoie McIntyre, Catherine Miller, Kevin Mott, Anne Packer, David Percy Q.C., Fraser Porter, The Hon. Bart Rosborough, The Hon. Anne Russell, Germaine St. Paul, Farrel Shadlyn Q.C., Douglas Stollery Q.C., Ruth Tegart, Yolanda Van Wachem, Laura Whenham-Bruyer, Bevan and Jane Worton, John Worton, Mary Wright and Susan Zwaenepoel Q.C.

Class of 1972 Fund Jean McBean Q.C.

Class of 1974 Stephen & Lorna Gawlinksi and The Hon. Geoffrey Ho

Class of 1975

Marilyn Moysa Award in Health Law Ronnene Anderson, Marjorie Contenti, Anonymous, Gail Helgason, Michel Lalonde, Dr. Carl Ley, Catherine Lord, Helen Metella, Frederick Morley, Dr. Gerald Moysa, Geoffrey Moysa, William Moysa, James Pinilla, Sheila Pratt, Cheryl Purdey, Jo-Ann Quinn, Linda Reif, Charles Rusnell, Karen Sherlock, Karen Unland, Mary Lu Walters and Jeri-Ann Willis

Douglas Lynass Q.C. and Anonymous

The Hon. Samuel S. Lieberman Award in Law

Class of 1976

Dr. Ted Aaron, Glen Acorn, Arda Baltzan, Joseph Brumlik Q.C., Anonymous, Dr. Bruce Dancik, Edmonton Eskimo Football Club, Harry & Shana Fefferman, Richard Fraser Q.C., Sheila Greenberg, Diana Levine, Audrey Lieberman, Lyons, Albert & Cook, Margaret Matheson, Phillip Mass, A. Ross McBain, Arliss Miller, Anonymous, Bailey Nieder, Aaron & Jean Oshry, Violet Owen, Mike Reid, Joan Rosenstein, Dr. Eric & Elexis Schloss, Lois Verchomin, Jeri-Ann Willis, June Winfield and Elizabeth Wood

Anonymous, Alvin Ganser, The Hon. Marlene Graham, Cyril Gurevitch Q.C., John C. Mah Q.C., James Malcolm, Anonymous, The Hon. Rosemary Nation, Clayton Sissons, Anonymous and The Hon. Donna Valgardson

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Brian Peterson Tudor Beattie, Anonymous, Corinna Charlton, Anne Henderson, Dr. Fon Louie, Lloyd Lutic, Lindsay MacDonald, Richard Miller, Ted Redmond, Susan Richardson, Peter Royal Q.C., Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nuavut and The Hon. W. Albert Skinner

Norman J. Pollock QC Prize in Advocacy Douglas Bodner, Anonymous and David Stam

Leonard Pollock Q.C. Prize in Family Law The Hon. W. Steven Andrew, Cochard Johnson, T.A. Cooper, Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP, Marie Gordon Q.C., Lewis & Irene Klar and Sylvia Tensfeldt

Allan A. Covey Bursary in Law Bert Braiden and Anonymous

Miller Thomson Hall Gerald Chipeur Q.C., Robert Duke Q.C., Darin Hannaford, W.J. Kenny Q.C., Miller Thomson LLP. Daniel Stachnik Q.C., Terrence Warner and Joe & Paula Yurkovich

Ronald & Anne Hopp Bursary Nathan Baines and Mark Tims Q.C.

Lillian Vilborg MacPherson Law Bursary Ted DeCoste, Sandra Petersson, Linda Reif and Elizabeth Van Vliet

Dale Masson Memorial Award in Law Glenn Hamilton and Tanya Masson

Annual Funds Received by the Faculty of Law A Dr. Ted Aaron, Anonymous, Glen Acorn, Dr. Bernie Adell,

Douglas Alger, G. Randall Ambrose, Ronnene Anderson, Mary Jane Armstrong B Kenneth Bailey, Tracey Bailey, Nathan Baines, Richard Ballhorn, Arda Baltzan, Peter Banks, Peter Barber, Anonymous, Anonymous, Glenroy Bastien, Anonymous, Tudor Beattie, Gary Biasini, David Bickman, Barbara Billingsley, Steven Bilodeau, Anonymous, Kiranjeet Birdi, Donald Bishop, William Blythe, Patricia Bokenfohr, Gerald Bolton, Roman Bombak, Deborah Book, Anonymous, Bert Braiden, The Hon. Dietrich Brand, Anonymous,

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Joseph Brumlik, Tamara Buckwold, Curtis Bunz, Donald Bur, R. John Butler, John Byrne C Laura Cabott, Jerri Cairns, The Hon. Robert Cairns, Paul Cantor, Tarquin Caraher, Randal Carlson, Daniel Carroll, John Carpenter, Tom Carter, Dr. Joanne Caulfield, Anonymous, Corinna Charlton, Timothy Christian, William Clarke, Cochard Johnson, Anonymous, Marjorie Contenti, Meaghan Conroy, James Conway, David Corrigan, Renée Craig, Donald Cranston, The Hon. Robert Crawford, Richard Cruickshank, Marcus Cunningham, The Hon. Kenneth Cush D Robert H. Davidson, Patricia Dawson, The Hon. Gordon Deck, Donna Defir, Dr. Janet de Groot, Dr. Louis Desrochers, Pierre Desrochers, Michelle Di Toppa, Anonymous, Darryl Douglas, Anonymous, Tiffany Dueck, Patrick Duffy, Joy Dukeshire, Maurice Dumont E Edmonton Eskimo Football Club, Anonymous, Emery Jamieson LLP, Anonymous, Murray Engelking, Robin Erickson, Ricky Ewasiuk F Anonymous, Harry & Shana Fefferman, Steven Ferner, Douglas Fischer, Wanda Fish, Allan Flanz, Anonymous, Anonymous, The Hon. Gregory Forsyth, Anonymous, Richard Fraser, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Anonymous, C. Edward Frost, Anonymous, Anonymous, Richard Fyfe G Anonymous, Robert Galbraith, Stephen & Lorna Gawlinksi, Margaret George, Jim Gilholme, Anonymous, Heather Goetz, Dr. Denis Goodale, Dr. Daniel Gorman, Heather Grab, The Hon. Robert Graesser, The Hon. Sheila Greckol, Anonymous, Sheila Greenberg H Marion Haggarty-France, Paula Hale, Darren Hamilton, Darin Hannaford, Ronald Hansma, Royle Harris, Adrian Harvey, Timothy Haufe, Stacy Healy, Gerald Heinrichs, Gail Helgason, Anne Henderson, The Hon. John Henderson, Neil Herle, The Hon. Norman Hess, Anonymous, C. Richard Hilborn, Anonymous, David Hitesman, Larry Hodgson, Jacob Hoeppner, John Hope, Ronald Hopp, David Hrycun, Travis Huckell, Clarence Hudson, Dr. William Hurlburt, Dr. L.D. Hyndman, Teddy Hyndman I Patricia Innes, Simina Ionescu-Mocanu J Jason James, David Jardine, Julia Jensen, The Hon. Rodney Jerke, Johnston Ming Manning LLP, James Jordan, The Hon. Brian Joyce, Richard Jull K Neil Kathol, Andrew Kay, Donald Kelly, W.J. Kenny, Angela Kerr, Bryan Kickham, Cherisse KillickDzenick, F. Patrick Kirby, Stacey Klaassen, Anonymous, Kaare Kolot, Anonymous, Jo-Ann Kolmes, Anonymous, Ronald Kruhlak L Colin Lachance, Michel Lalonde, Patricia Lane, The Hon. James Langston, Richard Larson, Carol Lawrence, Anonymous, Kuo-Hao Lee, Lorna Lee, The Hon. Allan Lefever, Todd Leffler, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Dion Legge, Anonymous, Malcolm Lennie, Diana Levine, The Hon. Steven Lipton, Ronald Liteplo, Shelagh Lobay, Julia Loney, Catherine Lord, Dr. Peter Lougheed, Dr. Fon Louie, Steven Lowry, Craig Lupul, Lloyd Lutic, Douglas Lynass, D.J. Lynde, Lyons Albert & Cook M Lindsay MacDonald, G. Alexander Macklin, Lorne MacPherson, Dana Macrae, Havelock Madill, Douglas Mah, Malhotra & Company, The Hon. Lloyd Malin, Anonymous, David Margolus, Anonymous, Margaret Matheson, James MacIntyre, Zoie McIntyre, Helene R. Mahaffey, The Hon. Frank Maloney, Dr.


Katharina Manassis, The Hon. Donald Manderscheid, Anonymous, The Hon. Richard Marceau, Lori Marshall, Phillip Mass, James Masson, C. Suzanne McAfee, A. Ross McBain, Anonymous, K. Mark McCourt, Brian McCullough, Karen McDougall, Leslie McGuffin, Jason McKen, Ken McKenzie & Doris McKenzie, McLean McCuaig Foundation, Anonymous, The Hon. Patrick McIlhaegey, Alan McNaught, The Hon. Donald Medhurst, Anton Melnyk, Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, Helen Metella, Lorna Melnyk, Arliss Miller, Catherine Miller, Marla Miller, Richard Miller, Miller Thomson LLP, Alexander Millman, Tricia Milne, Anonymous, Dipesh Mistry, Robert Moen, Edward Molstad, Frederick Morley, Florence Morris, Gail MorrisonWyman, Armand Moss, Jennifer Mos, Kevin Mott, D. Brian Murphy N The Hon. Kenneth Nielsen, Gordon Nekolaichuk, John Neilson, Bailey Nieder, Rex Nielsen, Anonymous, David Newson O Lawrence Olesen, Paula Olexiuk, Chukwudi Onwuasoanya, David Orr, Aaron & Jean Oshry, Violet Owen P Anne Packer, David Paull, David Percy, Gordon Peterson, Sandra Petersson, The Hon. Carolyn Phillips, Paul Pidde, James Pinilla, Robert Pluim, Christine Pratt, Sheila Pratt, Stacey Prochnau Maurier, Properzi Tims, J. Cameron Prowse Jr. Q Bi Qun R Anonymous, Rob Rakochey, Samuel Raposo, John Rathwell, Curtis Ready, Ted Redmond, The Hon. Donna Read, Mike Reid, Virginia Reid, Linda Reif, Altaf Remtulla, Anonymous, Linda Richardson, Susan Richardson, Kerry Rittich, Cynthia Roberts, Anonymous, Kelly Robinson, Kenneth Rogers, The Hon. John Rooke, Hon. Bart Rosborough, Joan Rosenstein, Robert Roth, Jennifer Rowbotham, Klaus Ruschin, Charles Rusnell, The Hon. Anne Russell S Germaine St. Paul, The Hon. Dean Saks, Cheryl Sanford, The Hon. Michael Savaryn, Peter & Olya Savaryn, Seveny Scott, Dr. Eric & Elexis Schloss, Joseph Segatto, Carolyn Seitz, Farrel Shadlyn, W. Paul Sharek, The Hon. Gordon Sharek, Mary Sheldon, Glenn Sheppy, Karen Sherlock, Jill & Dale Sheward, Robert Shouldice, Anna Shulman, Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nuavut, The Hon. W. Albert Skinner, Patrick Smith, Phyllis Smith, Anonymous, Glenn Solomon, Michael Solowan, Eric Spink, David Stam, Daniel Stachnik, Anonymous, Bill Stemp, Rosemary Stevens, Anonymous, Barbara Stratton, Mark Sumner, Suncor Energy Foundation, E. Ronald Swist, David Syme T E. David Tavender, Douglas Taylor, William Taylor, Ruth Tegart, Sylvia Tensfeldt, Kent Teskey, Robert Teskey, The Hon. Denny Thomas, Richard Thomas, Beverly Thomson, Christopher Thompson, Brian Tod, Paul Tolley, Donald Tomkins, Patrick Trelawny, Anonymous, Natalie Tymchuk, Helen Tymoczko U Karen Unland V Terrance Van Aalst, Joanne Vandale, Elizabeth Van Vliet, Yolanda Van Wachem, The Hon. Barbara Veldhuis, Lois Verchomin, Verhaeghe Law Office W The Hon. Allan Wachowich, The Hon. Edward Wachowich, Anonymous, The Hon. Ernest Walter, Mary Lu Walters, Vivek Warrier, Anonymous, Gillian Werner, James Wilde, John Williams, Jeri-Ann Willis, June Winfield, Anonymous, The Hon. Larry Witten, Christopher Wong, Elizabeth Wood, Matthew Woodley, John Worton Y Joe & Paula Yurkovich Z Anonymous

Donors to the Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association Accenture Inc., Anonymous, A. Robert Anderson, Arpad Csanyi Jeweller, Douglas Ballou, BDO C a n a d a L L P, B e n n e t t J o n e s L L P, B e r e s h Cunnningham, Aloneissi, O’Neill Hurley, Bishop & McKenzie LLP, Anonymous, Bryan & Company LLP, I.M. Cameron & T.L. Cameron, Canadian Bar Insurance Association, CapServCo Limited Partnership, Tom Carter, CBA Financial Services Corporation, Arman Chak, Chomicki Baril Mah LLP, The Hon. Terry Clackson, Anonymous, Davis LLP, Decore Holdings Inc., Dennis Denis, The Hon. Janet Dixon, Emery Jamieson LLP, Fasken Mar tineau DuMoulin LLP, A nne Ferg usonSwitzer, Field LLP, David Finlay, Michael Ford, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, The Hon. Adam Germain, The Hon. Joanne Goss, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, The Hon. Robert Graesser, Kim Graf, The Hon. John Henderson, Leonard Hendrickson, KVP Registration Services Ltd., Lawdell Services Limited Partnership, The Hon. Allan Lefever, Gerald Lucas, Michelle MacKay, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP, McCuaig Desrochers LLP, James McGinnis, McGlade Courier Services Ltd., Elizabeth McKall, Averie McNary, Ramon McKall, McLennan Ross LLP, Melcor Developments Ltd., Catherine Miller, Miller Thomson LLP, Walter & Joan Mis, Craig Neuman, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Ronald Odynski, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Donald Padget, Parlee McLaws LLP, Walter Pavlic, Pringle & Associates, The Hon. John Rooke, The Hon. Bart Rosborough, The Hon. June Ross, Rosanna Saccomani, The Hon. Donna Shelley, Michael Solowan, Robert Tennant, Torys LLP, G. Edward Trott, The Hon. Donna Valgardson, Walt’s Klothes Kloset Ltd., The Hon. Allan Wachowich, Witten LLP, Paul Wood, Workers Compensation Board (Alberta), The Hon. L. Diane Young and ZSA Legal Recruitment Limited

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