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What’s Happening on Campus

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Faculty News & Events


New Faculty

New Assistant Professor Dr Sanaa Ahmed, PhD

Dr Ahmed’s research explores the money laundering industry in Canada. While at York University, she worked as a research assistant on a variety of projects including a policy paper for an SSHRC-funded symposium on Revisiting Crimes of the Powerful, corruption in public-private partnerships in infrastructure projects in Canada, anti-money laundering regulatory power structures, and a UN Human Rights Advisory Committee report on the impact of non-repatriation of illicit funds on the countries of origin on the enjoyment of human rights.

Prior to her career in academia, Sanaa was an editor, writer, producer and reporter for several media outlets in Pakistan!

New Indigenous Student Services, Andrew Showalter

UCalgary Law is pleased to welcome Andrew Showalter to the law school, the new Coordinator, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation. In his role, Andrew will support Indigenous students during the law school journey, and will play a key role in helping the Standing Committee on Indigenous strategy reach its goals. Andrew is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta from the City of Calgary (Moh’kins’tsis) and sacred Treaty 7 territory. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law Andrew articled at Calgary Legal Guidance where he assisted vulnerable Albertans to navigate the legal system.


New Programs

PhD in Law

The Faculty of Law looks forward to welcoming its first cohort of PhD students in September 2021.

“Being able to offer a PhD is a real milestone for our Faculty, and it builds on the recent expansion of our LLM programs. We are excited to be able to expand our graduate student cohort and the scope of the research being done in the Faculty of Law.”
Associate Dean and Graduate Program Director Dr Lyndsay Campbell, PhD


The Foreign Trained Lawyers’ Program is a post-bachelor’s certificate designed to help internationally- trained lawyers meet the requirements of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA). It includes a unique one-year course in professional development training, student support and mentorship, and articling and career placement assistance, in order to provide a comprehensive pathway for newcomers

to integrate into the legal services market in Canada.


Admissions News

UCalgary Law has recently revised its application process with the aim for more inclusive consideration of special life circumstances of potential students from a variety of backgrounds. Our Assistant Dean (Recruiting & Admissions) Catherine Valestuk reports UCalgary Law’s most recent application cycle saw higher numbers of Indigenous and Black applicants than all the admission cycles she has seen to date. Bravo!

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