UBC will honour Constance Isherwood, Q.C., BC’s most senior practicing woman lawyer, with an honorary degree at this year’s spring graduations ceremonies. She will receive her degree alongside Gary Cristall, Hart Hanson, Uno Langmann, and Stephen Toope.
From the press release:
“Constance Isherwood, Q.C. is the most senior practicing woman of the Bar in B.C., at 95 years of age. A member of the UBC Law Class of 1951, she was the first woman law graduate to win the prestigious Law Society gold medal. She is Chancellor to the Anglican Dioceses of B.C. and past-president of the B.C. government’s Family and Children’s Services Commission.”
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