Congratulations to University of Ottawa Common Law alumnus Tom E. Ullyett who was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors at Yukon College by the government of Yukon in September 2019 for a three-year term.
I am proud to report on uOttawa's success at the Foreign Direct Moot competition during the November 9 - 10 weekend at the University of Miami! Over 150 teams from universities around the world competed in Regional Rounds and we competed against the best from each of the regional competitions in the Global Round.
Professor Tracey Lindberg, LL.D. 2007, bestselling author, Indigenous advocate, professor of Indigenous law at the University of Ottawa and Research Chair in Indigenous Law and Legal Orders, has been appointed Writer in Residence at the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program beginning November 9, 2019 through November 24, 2019.
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple travelled to Canada from London in September for their 2019 Amity Tour and stopped in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. Two distinguished Canadian jurists were made honorary benchers of the Middle Temple during this tour: uOttawa grads Sheila Block LL.B. 1972 and the Rt. Hon. Richard Wagner, LL.L. 1979.
It is with pleasure we announce the appointment of Orlando Da Silva, LSM as a Wellness Mentor-in-Residence. Orlando is one of the truly great leaders in our profession. During his time as President of the Ontario Bar Association from 2014-15, Orlando made raising awareness about mental health problems in the legal profession his top priority. He spoke about his own struggles and in so doing encouraged others to come forward and seek help.