A new Dean has been appointed to the University of BC’s Faculty of Law. Catherine Dauvergne will begin her five-year term on July 1, 2015.
As a current professor at UBC Law, Dauvergne teaches immigration, refugee, public and transnational law. She has published six books and dozens of papers and chapters, and supervised 10 PhD students and 20 grad students.
According to her university bio:
“She is regularly involved in pro-bono legal work for individuals and for refugee- and immigrant-serving organizations. She is also a frequent commentator on these issues for Canadian media. Dauvergne is currently completing a research project investigating the failure of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect non-citizens.”
She was named a Fellow of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation in 2012. The fellowship recognizes people “who have set themselves apart through their research achievements, their creativity, and their social commitment to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes. The fellows are selected in light of their productivity, their innovation, and their communication and engagement.”