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Hiring Indigenous faculty priority for new Lakehead dean; prof questions school’s ability to fulfil mandate – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 09, 2019

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University has experienced its ups and downs over the past year and a half with the departure of the much lauded Angelique EagleWoman, the first Indigenous woman law dean in Canada, and the appointment of its interim dean, Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith, ending after barely three months.

However, the school has just recently announced a new dean, Dr. Jula Hughes, who will step into the role Oct. 1.

Hughes, a professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick, has a background in labour and human rights law and has spent years collaborating in a research capacity with Indigenous communities.

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