Patricia Paradis, LLB, M.Ed. CMed., manages the Centre’s research and public education mandates – a role she assumed in February 2010. In her capacity, she edits two constitutional journals and manages research projects, public events, academic conferences and symposia.
Patricia has had a lengthy career as a human rights educator and advisor – she has taught “Human Rights Law in /Canada” as a sessional instructor in the Faculty for the past 23 years. Prior to joining the Centre, she ran Paradis & Associates, a dispute resolution practice. Patricia has served as the Chair or Board Director on several boards, notably the Chair of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) National Board from 1995-1999. She is currently a Board Director with the Parkland Institute and the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, incoming Chair (2019-2020) of the National Constitutional and Human Rights Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and Vice –Chair of the National Alternate Dispute Resolution Section of the CBA. She is a recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award from LEAF (2010) as well as a Women in Law Leadership Award (2018) for her work in the community.