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Grad puts her global reputation to work for Amnesty

(November 14, 2016)

For Jayne Stoyles, Law’96 (Artsci’91), a passion for justice has always been undeniable, driving her to help victims of human rights violations in Canada and around the world. In September, this drive took her to a new role as Executive Director of Amnesty International Canada (English Branch), in an environment that suits her well.

Former Queen’s Alumni Review editor saluted for distinguished service

(November 11, 2016)

Ken Cuthbertson, Law’83 (Arts’74), is one of six members of the Queen’s University community (and one of two from Law) who were honoured on November 5 with the Distinguished Service Award. Presented by the University Council, the award recognizes individuals who have made Queen’s a better place.

Latest ‘excellent event’ for alumni in Ottawa

(November 4, 2016)

While there was a chill in the air on the evening of October 26, there was nothing but warm feelings inside the Ottawa office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. That was where alumni gathered together with Dean Bill Flanagan for a cocktail reception hosted by Martin Masse, Law’95, a partner with the sponsoring firm. 

Queen’s Law extends invitation to Indigenous JD prospects

(November 2, 2016)

Continuing its Indigenous student outreach, Queen’s Law will be participating in two key upcoming events hosted by Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre. On November 11, the Faculty will once again join in the annual Graduate & Professional Day for Indigenous prospective students who want to learn more about advanced studies at Queen’s. The 18th Annual Indigenous Research Symposium, taking place November 11–12, will feature a keynote address by Mark Dockstator, President of First Nations University of Canada. 

Law’72 grad receives Order of Canada for outstanding leadership in labour law

(November 1, 2016)

“It was unexpected – and very much appreciated,” says Michel Picher, Law’72, of his recent appointment to membership in the Order of Canada. The distinction crowns a 40-year career as a labour arbitrator and recognizes his exceptional contributions to improving labour-management relations in several Canadian industries. 

Students witness Supreme Court history in the making

(October 27, 2016)

Claire Davis, Law’19, and Kate Withers, Law’17, had front row seats to watch Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) nominee Justice Malcolm Rowe be vetted for his suitability to serve on the nation’s top court. They were Queen’s Law’s student representatives at an October 25 session at the University of Ottawa, where Rowe answered questions from MPs and senators. This Q&A was part of the federal government’s new appointment process aimed at openness and transparency. 

New director steps up career-building for Queen’s Law students

(October 25, 2016)

The Career Development Office (CDO) at Queen’s Law is a fundamental part of ensuring students’ future success. As Julie Banting (Artsci’00, MIR’01) begins a new challenge as the school’s recently appointed Director of Career Development, she says she wants to create an even longer list of career and practical training opportunities for students.