Position Available: Director of Investigations, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Consistently ranked amongst the top 20 public universities and the best 40 public and private universities in the world, The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. UBC’s spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo since 1915. With two main campuses (Vancouver and Okanagan) located on the traditional territories of the Musqueam Coast Salish and Okanagan peoples, UBC’s entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. Bold thinking is given a place to define ideas that change the world at UBC.

UBC has a responsibility for and is committed to providing its students, staff, and faculty with an environment dedicated to excellence, equity, inclusion and mutual respect. The institution has a long-standing policy (Policy #3) for addressing cases of discrimination on prohibited grounds and a policy (Policy #131) to specifically articulate UBC’s commitment to support its community members who are affected by sexual misconduct and provide a process to respond to and investigate reports of sexual misconduct. This policy, combined with a commitment at the highest levels of UBC to support community members who have experienced the trauma of sexual misconduct, as well as discrimination and harassment on prohibited grounds, are the foundation for the role of Director of Investigations.

Reporting directly to the Vice President, Students, and Vice President, Human Resources, the Director leads a team of professionals focused on investigations, promoting awareness and education, analysis, and administration. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining and evolving the infrastructure to investigate sexual misconduct as well as discrimination complaints; exploring approaches for alternative resolution process; and providing oversight on how to respond to and investigate reports of sexual misconduct while adhering to the principles of procedural fairness, confidentiality, transparency, and trauma informed practices. The Director will build and maintain collaborative working relationships with key University stakeholders at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as well as external investigators and agencies, building and maintaining credibility through professionalism and competency.

The ideal candidate is a respected legal professional who is known for their leadership of multi-disciplinary teams and relationship building expertise. The Director of Investigations will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment in roles that involve administration, investigations, conflict resolution, social justice, equity, and inclusion. The Director will be a strong communicator who has substantial experience building effective stakeholder relationships both internally and externally. The Director will also be an expert in the principles of procedural fairness and the impact that discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct have on a community. They will bring a sensitivity to the barriers that exist for individuals who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct in reporting their experience, and employ a trauma-informed approach as appropriate. This position also requires genuine collaboration, keen diplomacy and the proven ability to connect across a large and complex environment.

If this fulfilling role is the next step in your career, please visit our website and submit your application to Shelina Esmail and Allison Rzen at www.pfmsearch.com.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. The University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Position Available: Founding Dean, Faculty of Law at Ryerson University

Founding Dean, Faculty of Law

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Ryerson University invites nominations and applications for the position of Founding Dean, Faculty of Law, with the appointment to ideally be effective by September 2019. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a new law school with a unique and innovative approach to legal education and curriculum design.


Located in the heart of Toronto, one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse cities, Ryerson University continues to build Canada’s innovation ecosystem and to drive economic development. Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university, with high quality programmes and scholarly, research, and creative activities that extend beyond its walls. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programmes. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University has more than 45,000 students, including 2,600 master’s and PhD students, over 3,000 faculty and staff, and more than 170,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ryerson.ca.


Ryerson’s Faculty of Law will offer a bold new approach to legal education designed to increase career readiness of graduates, enhance diversity in the profession, and improve access to justice. Enrolling 150 students in the fall of 2020, the Faculty’s three-year Juris Doctor (JD) will include a four-month professional placement in year three and a variety of intensive courses. Ryerson’s innovative approach to curriculum design and delivery will place an emphasis on team learning and collaborative co-teaching between faculty and practitioners to better reflect future career experiences.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and part of Ryerson’s senior administration, the Founding Dean, Faculty of Law will be responsible for all academic, administrative, and external activities of Ontario’s newest law school. The successful candidate will share and promote Ryerson’s revolutionary vision for legal education and will support Ryerson’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarship, pedagogy, and in administrative and leadership activities. The new Dean of Ryerson Law should provide dynamic, thoughtful leadership, vision, and strategic acumen to shape the new school’s mission of being a model for future legal education. The new Dean of Law will be tasked with leading the development of an entirely new university faculty, all the while fostering and supporting a strong culture of collegial governance, and healthy collective labour relations, in a complex, unionized academic environment. Candidates should have at least a JD or LLB degree, strong accomplishments in research and scholarship and/or a history of professional and intellectual leadership, and a record of outstanding service to the community. The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured professor in the Faculty of Law. The ability to promote and serve as an advocate for the Faculty of Law’s mission, goals, and ongoing accomplishments will be essential.


The search committee will begin to consider potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, including a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), should be submitted in confidence, electronically, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.




The Honourable Sandra Chapnik to be appointed to the Order of Ontario

WLAO congratulates life member and long time supporter The Honourable Sandra Chapnik on her appointment to the Order of Ontario.

The Order of Ontario recognizes individuals whose exceptional achievement in their field have left a lasting legacy in the province, in Canada and beyond. Order members come from all walks of life, represent diverse professions and have played an important role in shaping our province.

The Lieutenant Governor will bestow the honour to the newest appointees during an investiture ceremony at Queen’s Park on February 27, 2018.


Using Your Skill-set to Give Back – by The Honourable Sandra Chapnik

Recently retired from the Superior Court of Justice, the Honourable Sandra Chapnik shares her volunteer philosophy in an article from the July 16, 2016 Toronto Star.

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