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Speakers

Conference Chair

Chile Eboe-Osuji

The Honourable Chile Eboe-Osuji
Conference Chair, Distinguished International Jurist, Lincoln Alexander School of Law; Special Advisor to the President, Ryerson University

Welcome / Opening Remarks
9-9:20 a.m. EST

Keynote

Justice Mahmud Jamal

The Honourable Mahmud Jamal
Judge, Supreme Court of Canada

Keynote Address
Diversity and Inclusion in Canada's Judiciary
9:20 - 10 a.m. EST

This event is free and open to all.

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Panelists

The Honourable Anita Anand

The Honourable Anita Anand 
Minister of Public Services and Procurement; Receiver General for Canada

Vaccine Apartheid and Canada’s Role in Global Health (video remarks)
12:15 - 1 p.m. EST

Reem A. Bahdi

Reem A. Bahdi
Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor 

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST

Aaron Bains

Aaron Bains
Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

EDI and Big Law: A Peek into the Progress at Canadian Law Firms and Corporations
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

Beth Beattie

Beth Beattie
Senior Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General Civil Law Division, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Long-Term Care Branch

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Ensuring a Healthy and Resilient Legal Workforce
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

Jutta Brunnée

Dr. Jutta Brunnée
Dean, University Professor & James Marshall Tory Dean’s Chair, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST

Norie Campbell

Norie Campbell
Group Head and General Counsel, TD Bank Group

EDI and Big Law: A Peek into the Progress at Canadian Law Firms and Corporations
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

Erika Chamberlain

Erika Chamberlain
Dean and Professor of Law, Western University

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST

Mary Condon

Dr. Mary Condon
Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST

Tanya (Toni) De Mello

Tanya (Toni) De Mello
Assistant Dean, Student Programming, Development and Equity, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Welcome / Opening Remarks
9-9:20 a.m. EST

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Ensuring a Healthy and Resilient Legal Workforce
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

The Honourable Todd Ducharme

The Honourable Todd Ducharme
Justice, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Balancing the Bench: A Conversation about Advocacy on EDI and Racial Justice
3 - 4 p.m. EST

Scott Franks

Scott Franks
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Legal Professionalism in Indigenous Practice Areas
11 - 11:45 a.m. EST

Integrating Critical Race Theory into the Curriculum of Canada's Law Schools
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Cathy Guirguis

Cathy Guirguis
Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townsend LLP

Legal Professionalism in Indigenous Practice Areas
11 - 11:45 a.m. EST

Roojin Habibi

Roojin Habibi
Research Fellow, Global Strategy Lab; Fellow, Canadian International Council; Doctoral Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Vaccine Apartheid and Canada’s Role in Global Health
12:15 - 1 p.m. EST

Dr. Jula Hughes

Dr. Jula Hughes
Dean and Professor, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST

Laverne Jacobs

Dr. Laverne Jacobs
Professor of Law, University of Windsor; Visiting Scholar, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Redefining Normal in a Post-Pandemic World
10:10 - 11:00 a.m. EST

Khalid Janmohamed

Khalid Janmohamed
Inaugural Director, Legal Clinic Programs, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Redefining Normal in a Post-Pandemic World
10:10 - 11:00 a.m. EST

Zahra Juma

Zahra Juma
Community Health Nurse/Director and Consultant, Scign Consulting

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Ensuring a Healthy and Resilient Legal Workforce
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

The Honourable Harry LaForme

The Honourable Harry LaForme
Senior Counsel, Olthuis Kleer Townsend LLP

Balancing the Bench: A Conversation about Advocacy on EDI and Racial Justice
3 - 4 p.m. EST

Drew Lafond

Drew Lafond
Partner, MLT Aikins LLP

Legal Professionalism in Indigenous Practice Areas
11 - 11:45 a.m. EST

Angela Lee

Dr. Angela Lee
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Integrating Critical Race Theory into the Curriculum of Canada's Law Schools
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Lorin MacDonald

Lorin MacDonald
Founder & CEO, HearVue

Redefining Normal in a Post-Pandemic World
10:10 - 11:00 a.m. EST

Solomon McKenzie

Solomon McKenzie
Associate, McCarthy Tétrault

EDI and Big Law: A Peek into the Progress at Canadian Law Firms and Corporations
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

Jesmen Mendoza

Dr. Jesmen Mendoza
Psychologist, Centre for Student Development and Counseling, Ryerson University

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Ensuring a Healthy and Resilient Legal Workforce
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

Laleh Moshiri

Laleh Moshiri
National Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

EDI and Big Law: A Peek into the Progress at Canadian Law Firms and Corporations
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

The Honourable Shaun Nakatsuru

The Honourable Shaun S. Nakatsuru
Justice, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Balancing the Bench: A Conversation about Advocacy on EDI and Racial Justice
3 - 4 p.m. EST

Uchechukwu Ngwaba

Dr. Uchechukwu Ngwaba
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Vaccine Apartheid and Canada’s Role in Global Health
12:15 - 1 p.m. EST

Obiora Chinedu Okafor

Dr. Obiora Chinedu Okafor
Inaugural York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School

Vaccine Apartheid and Canada’s Role in Global Health
12:15 - 1 p.m. EST

Jennifer Orange

Dr. Jennifer Orange
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Redefining Normal in a Post-Pandemic World
10:10 - 11:00 a.m. EST

Dr. Pooja Parmar

Dr. Pooja Parmar
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

Legal Professionalism in Indigenous Practice Areas
11 - 11:45 a.m. EST

Leila Rafi

Leila Rafi
Partner, McMillan LLP

EDI and Big Law: A Peek into the Progress at Canadian Law Firms and Corporations
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

Shawn Richard

Shawn Richard
Partner, Lenkinski, Carr & Richard LLP

Welcome / Opening Remarks
9-9:20 a.m. EST

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST

Sanjay Ruparelia

Dr. Sanjay Ruparelia
Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration; Jarislowsky Democracy Chair, Ryerson University

Vaccine Apartheid and Canada’s Role in Global Health
12:15 - 1 p.m. EST

 

Joshua Sealy-Harrington

Joshua Sealy-Harrington
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Integrating Critical Race Theory into the Curriculum of Canada's Law Schools
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Paul Seaman

Paul Seaman
Partner, Gowling WLG

Legal Professionalism in Indigenous Practice Areas
11 - 11:45 a.m. EST

Tess Sheldon

Dr. C. Tess Sheldon
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Ensuring a Healthy and Resilient Legal Workforce
2 - 2:50 p.m. EST

Julia Shin-Doi

Julia Shin Doi
General Counsel, Secretary of the Board of Governors and University Privacy Officer, Ryerson University

Redefining Normal in a Post-Pandemic World
10:10 - 11 a.m. EST

Chief Justice George R. Strathy

The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario

Welcome / Opening Remarks
9-9:20 a.m. EST

Balancing the Bench: A Conversation about Advocacy on EDI and Racial Justice
3 - 4 p.m. EST

The Honourable Lori Anne Thomas

The Honourable Lori Anne Thomas
Judge, Ontario Court of Justice

Balancing the Bench: A Conversation about Advocacy on EDI and Racial Justice
3 - 4 p.m. EST

The Honourable Michael Tulloch

The Honourable Michael Tulloch
Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal

Balancing the Bench: A Conversation about Advocacy on EDI and Racial Justice
3 - 4 p.m. EST

Dr. Rinaldo Walcott

Dr. Rinaldo Walcott
Director, Women and Gender Studies Institute, Faculty of Arts and Science; Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto

Redefining Normal in a Post-Pandemic World
10:10 - 11 a.m. EST

Mark Walters

Mark Walters
Dean and Professor of Law, Queen's Law

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST

Patricia Williams

Patricia J. Williams
James L. Dohr Professor of Law Emerita, Columbia Law School

Integrating Critical Race Theory into the Curriculum of Canada's Law Schools
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Donna Young

Donna E. Young
Inaugural Dean, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Welcome / Opening Remarks
9-9:20 a.m. EST

Integrating Critical Race Theory into the Curriculum of Canada's Law Schools
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Reimagining Legal Education with an EDI Lens
4 - 4:50 p.m. EST