Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family

Our Directors

The board of directors of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family is responsible for supervising the operation of the Institute. It meets at least once a year and determines policy, sets priorities, and generally oversees the management of the organization by the Executive Director. In addition, it contributes the expertise of its individual members on specific projects, suggests projects to be undertaken by the Institute, and generally guides the Institute in the pursuit of its objectives. Between meetings of the full board of directors, the business of the Institute is directed by the executive committee.

The breadth of experience and interests of the members of the board reflects the aspirations of the Institute to be national in its perspective and to engage in a variety of activities relating to law and the family.

DIRECTORS · HONOURARY MEMBERS · OFFICERS · EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Designated Directors

Dr. Beth Archer-Kuhn
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Designated by the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

Ms Judy Boyes, Q.C.
Judy Boyes & Associates
Calgary, Alberta
Designated by the President of the Law Society of Alberta

Ms Michelle Christopher, Q.C.
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Designated by the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

Dr. Josh Goldstein
Department of Political Science, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Designated by the Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Dr. Jackie Sieppert
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Designated by the President, University of Calgary

Prof. Christopher Sprysak
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Designated by Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

Prof. Jonnette Watson Hamilton
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Designated by the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

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Elected Directors

Prof. Nicholas Bala
Faculty of Law, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario

Ms Wendy Best, Q.C.
Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP
Calgary, Alberta

Mr. David C. Day, Q.C.
Lewis Day
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. David Dundee
Paul & Company
Kamloops, British Columbia

Ms Marie Gordon, Q.C.
Gordon Zwaenepoel
Edmonton, Alberta

Mr. Eugene Raponi, Q.C.
Waddell Raponi
Victoria, British Columbia

Emeritus Prof. Janet Walker
Institute for Health & Society, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Hon. Debra Yungwirth
Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Edmonton, Alberta

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Honorary Members

The Hon. Heino Lilles

The Hon. Herman Litsky

The Hon. R. James Williams

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Officers

President

Ms Marie Gordon, Q.C.
Edmonton, Alberta

Vice-President

Mr. David C. Day, Q.C.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Treasurer

Mr. Eugene Raponi, Q.C.
Victoria, British Columbia

Secretary

Dr. Jackie Sieppert
Calgary, Alberta

Executive Director

Mr. John-Paul Boyd
Calgary, Alberta

Past President

Ms Wendy Best, Q.C.
Calgary, Alberta

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Executive Committee

Prof. Nicholas Bala
Kingston, Ontario

Ms Wendy Best, Q.C. (ex officio)
Calgary, Alberta

Mr. John-Paul Boyd (ex officio)
Calgary, Alberta

Ms Michelle Christopher, Q.C.
Calgary, Alberta

Mr. David Day, Q.C.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Ms Marie Gordon, Q.C.
Edmonton, Alberta

Mr. Eugene Raponi, Q.C.
Victoria, British Columbia

Dr. Jackie Sieppert (ex officio)
Calgary, Alberta

The Hon. Debra Yungwirth
Edmonton, Alberta

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