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inevitable he would succumb to the siren call of the profession, with his
father (Russell Cundari of Cundari Seibel) and sister (Laura Cundari, partner
at Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Vancouver) blazing the path.
I published “Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia: Is It a Game Changer in
Canadian Aboriginal Title Law and Crown–Indigenous Relations?” (2017)
2:2 Lakehead Law Journal 64–88.
Research grants were recently awarded to Professors Ryan Gauthier, for
a project entitled “Improving Accountability for Public Financing of Professional
Sports Stadiums”, and Shanthi Senthe, for “Reframing Corporate
Governance through Militarization”.
EXTERNAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
In January 2017 Professor Oppong was appointed programme advisor to the
Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (“TGCL”) in
recognition of his internationally renowned expertise on regional economic
integration in Africa. TGCL offers structured and highly specialized LL.M.
and Ph.D. programs to aspiring lawyers from all partner states of the East
African Community (“EAC”), with a thematic focus on regional integration
law of the EAC.
Professor Oppong was also part of the eight-member law and criminology
panel in the 2017 SSHRC Insight Development Grant competition.
I have recently been appointed by the Canadian Council of Law Deans to
replace Dean Camille Cameron of Dalhousie University as the second law
dean, joining Dean Bill Flanagan of Queen’s, on the Federation of Law Societies
of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation Appeals Panel. Following
this appointment, three of the six panel members are from B.C., as
I join Herman Van Ommen, Q.C., president of the Law Society, and Alan
Treleaven, director of education and practice at the Law Society.
CANADIAN CHAPTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN
Another recent highlight was TRU law school being selected by the Canadian
chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (“IAWJ”) to
benefit from hosting four women judges currently sitting on various courts
in B.C. This initiative was launched by the Canadian chapter of IAWJ three
years ago. The chapter selects ten law schools from across Canada to benefit
from “An Evening with Women Judges”. We were naturally very pleased
to be selected as one of the law schools for 2016–17. Judge Shehni Dossa was
the lead judge for our province and was a pleasure to work with. Judge
Dossa was accompanied by Justice Daphne Smith of the B.C. Court of