Allard School of Law Gets a New Dean

July 22, 2015

UBC’s Allard School of Law announced earlier this month the appointment of their new Dean, Catherine Dauvergne. 

Get to know Catherine:
Dauvergne is an experienced immigration, refugee and citizenship lawyer and author of three published books. Her latest work, The New Politics of Immigration and the End of Settler Societies, is due out in early 2016. The talented woman was born in Edmonton; she traveled to complete her undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa before deciding on Vancouver’s UBC law school. A lifelong learner, Dauvergne obtained her PhD at the Australian National University before becoming a faculty member of the institute. Four years and plenty of education later, she returned back to BC, ready to take the helm as Allard Dean. Among her many accomplishments, Dauvergne was made a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation in recognition of her contributions to public discourse in Canada in 2012.

Up and coming:
The new Dean has been featured in a number of editorials as of late offering words of wisdom to lawyers concerned with specialization, and her hopes of redefining the reputation of lawyers. Allard School of Law provided an interview with the new Dean and shared news of their start of school coffee ‘meet and greet.’

We wish Dauvergne much happiness and success in her new role, and have no doubt that the university’s students are thrilled to have the alumna as new Dean.

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