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THE ADVOCATE 889 VOL. 75 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2017 and Frank Caputo. Three of our current lecturers are taking on additional courses: Bryant Mackey, David Paul, Q.C., and Richard Butler. Marla Billinghurst joined our law school as acting assistant dean in October. She has been a lawyer in Winnipeg since 2000 and was the director of career services at the University of Manitoba’s faculty of law for six years, during which time she filled many of the functions of an assistant dean. Jayne Rossworn will step away from private practice in Kamloops to serve as the acting director of career services. Chrystie Stewart (TRU J.D. 2014), who is a lawyer with Springfords and a member of Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, accepted a new part-time role in our faculty for the September to April academic year as the Indigenous students advisor. In addition to her B.A., Chrystie holds academic certificates in global competency (TRU), private international law (The Hague Academy of International Law) and negotiations and leadership (Harvard Law School). She is available to provide advice and guidance to the Indigenous Law Students Association on a broad range of issues including developing a speaker series and providing support to all Indigenous law students in dealing with stresses in pursuing a J.D. She is available by phone or in person to provide support on an individual basis to Indigenous law students. She will also provide advice to TRU Law on formulating strategies for recruitment, support and retention of Indigenous law students. Welcoming new staff is sometimes balanced by departures. We have had to say a fond farewell to Sandee Mott, our admissions and registry officer, whose performance has been absolutely essential to the smooth operation of the faculty in admitting students, getting them registered in their courses and ultimately getting them through to convocation. Professor Shanthi Senthe has moved on to the University of Windsor to be much closer to her husband in Chicago and her mother in Toronto. Professor Lorne Neudorf also departed for the University of Adelaide. They will all be missed. Associate dean Jon Heshka has returned to his regular role as an associate professor in adventure studies within TRU. He remains involved in the faculty of law through teaching a course in sport law as well as coaching our team in the National Sports Law Competition at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS The exceptional expertise of Dr. Richard Frimpong Oppong has been recognized in recent months by two significant events. He was formally elected and inducted into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences as one of its 100 living members as the world’s leading expert on African international com-


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