Sheila McIntyre

Sheila McIntyre was a member of the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University from 1984 to 2003. In 2003, she became a member of the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and served as the Director of the University’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre until July 2005. For twenty-five years she has been a legal activist involved in education equity struggles, test case litigation, and law reform initiatives designed to reduce systemic bias in Canadian law and legal institutions and to advance the equality of disempowered groups. She was a member of the National Legal Committee of LEAF from 1990 to 1994 and has been a member of numerous LEAF sub-committees responsible for Supreme Court of Canada facta since 1988. She has also worked with national coalitions of women’s organizations to secure equality-driven amendments to criminal sexual offence laws. The focus of her scholarship remains the analysis of systemic inequality and egalitarian change in law and the universities.

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