The Winkler Fellows are leading experts in dispute resolution who will share their experience and expertise with the students and faculty of the Institute. Those who have indicated their willingness to serve as Fellows include:
The Honourable George W. Adams, Q.C.
The Honourable Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C. , LL.D. (Hon.)
Roberta Jamieson, C.M., I.P.C., LL.D.(Hon.)
Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C.
Mr. Cherniak graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School as Gold Medalist in 1960. He is a partner at Lerners LLP, a sought after arbitrator of complex commercial disputes and one of Canada’s leading barristers recognized by numerous organizations and publications for his outstanding work. Mr. Cherniak is an elected fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is the recipient of the Advocates’ Society Medal and the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. He was a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission.
Michaela Keet is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, where she specializes in dispute resolution. She is the author of numerous journal articles on topics including collaborative law, lawyers’ roles inside mediation, and the integration of mediation into court systems. Professor Keet has worked as a mediator since 1995 in both private and public practice, and has acted as arbitrator for labour disputes since 1998.
Ms. Devins is a full time arbitrator and mediator. She is a Vice Chair of the Grievance Settlement Board and is the Associate Chair under the 1986-90 Hepatitis C Class Action Settlement. She has also been appointed as a mediator/arbitrator under the Walkerton Compensation Plan, the Upper Canada College Claims Resolution Plan and the Maple Leaf Foods (Listeriosis) Distribution Protocol. Ms. Devins was a member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (1995-2005).
Eva Marszewski, L.S.M.
Ms. Marszewski is the Founder and Executive Director of Peacebuilders International (Canada). She is a recipient of the Law Society Medal, the YMCA Peace Medallion and the Dianne Martin Medal for Social Justice through Law. In 2010, she was named an Ashoka Fellow. For more than 35 years, Ms. Marszewski has worked as a lawyer, consultant, teacher and trainer in conflict resolution and mediation. Ms. Marszewski designed and established the Peacemaking Circles Pilot Project in Toronto’s St. Jamestown and Regent Park communities, presently operating as the ground-breaking Restorative Youth Circles Program, winning the City of Toronto Community Safety Award and the Toronto Community Foundation Vital Ideas Award. This Program combines a structured Circle dialogue process with a restorative approach to justice and principles of interest-based dispute resolution and consensus-building.
Yves Fortier, C.C., O.Q., Q.C.
Mr. Fortier is one of the top arbitrators in the world and was formerly a senior partner with Norton Rose in Montréal and its Chairman for many years. He is now a sole practitioner with offices in Montréal, Toronto and London, specializing in mediation and arbitration. Mr. Fortier was Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 1988 to 1992. He is a former President of the Canadian Bar Association and of the London Court of International Arbitration. He is a former Governor of Hudson’s Bay Company, a former Chairman of Alcan and a former director of the Royal Bank of Canada, Rio Tinto Plc, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Nova Corporation and other Canadian companies. He is also a former governor of McGill University and the Montréal Neurological Institute.
The Honourable Coulter Osborne, O.Ont., Q.C.
Stephen Grant, L.S.M., Cert. F. Arb.
Mr. Grant is a principal at Grant & Sadvari, practicing family law and ADR in Toronto. He has appeared in courts across the country as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Grant is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, also the first President of the Canadian Chapter. Mr. Grant is the editor of the Advocates’ Journal and co-editor of the ACTL Bulletin. He was awarded the Law Society Medal in 2006.
The Honourable Louise Otis
The Honourable Louise Otis is an active mediator in commercial and in civil matters. She is a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) which sets the standards and qualifications of professional mediators of commercial disputes. Ms. Otis is also Deputy Judge for the Administrative Tribunal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In 1997, while a Judge at the Quebec Court of Appeal, she developed one of the world’s first judicial mediation systems, and later helped establish mediation programs in Canada and abroad. In December 2006, Ms. Otis was appointed to a 5-member group of international experts charged with redesigning the United Nations internal justice system, including the creation of a mediation system. In 2009, Ms. Otis was elected President of the International Conference on Mediation for Justice (ICMJ).
Patricia Hania, BAS, LL.B., LL.M., MES, MBA (Grad Dipl.) and Ph.D. Candidate
Patricia Hania holds undergraduate degrees in business (BAS, York) and law (LL.B., Osgoode), as well as Masters of Environmental Studies (York), an LL.M. (Osgoode) and a MBA (Schulich) graduate diploma. Ms. Hania is an expert on multi-party negotiation, regulatory systems, global governance, water law and climate change and is a published author in these areas. Currently, Ms. Hania is a Ph.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, where she is examining the debate on the State’s changing role in environmental protection and the shift to a participatory, pluralistic and localized mode of water governance in Canada. Prior to joining the Winkler Institute as a Research Fellow, Ms. Hania held a position of Assistant Professor at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, where she taught courses in water law, international environmental law, environmental law and multi-party negotiation. To see Ms. Hania’s research description, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/1gMNGQC.
Bruce Outhouse, Q.C.
Mr. Outhouse is a partner with the law firm of Blois, Nickerson & Bryson in Halifax. He received his law degree from Dalhousie University in 1971 and has been in private practice since that time. He has been very active as an arbitrator and mediator since 1978, and has been involved in the successful settlement of major labour disputes, including Air Canada and Nav Canada. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.
Mr. Hendler is a commercial and civil mediator who has mediated more than 3000 disputes. He was the founder and president of Dispute Resolution Services which merged with ADR Chambers in 2010. He is a founder, past president and distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators; past chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Dispute Resolution Section’s Mediation Section; and past co-chair of the ABA National Institute on Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training. He is the co-founder of the International Competition for Mediation Advocacy and the Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Forum. He lectures frequently on mediation and co-managed the development of a mediation advocacy program for the ABA National Institute.
Mr. Ready commenced his labour relations career in 1965 and spent thirteen years as a Representative and Organizer for the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers and the United Steelworkers. In 1978, Mr. Ready commenced his dispute resolution practice when appointed Conciliation Officer for the Federal Government. In 1982, Mr. Ready established his private mediation and arbitration practice and since that time he has been active as a private mediator/arbitrator in every province and territory of Canada. Mr. Ready is a recipient of the Bora Laskin Award.
The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, C.C., Q.C., LL.D. (Hon.), L.S.M.
The Honourable Frank Iacobucci is counsel to Torys LLP. He has had a distinguished career in private practice, academia, government and the judiciary. He began his career in 1964 as a lawyer in New York. In 1967, he joined the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and was a professor of law there until 1985. He has also served as Vice-President, Internal Affairs, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Vice-President and Provost at the University of Toronto. In 1985, Mr. Iacobucci was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for Canada; and in 1988, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada. Mr. Iacobucci served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada between 1991 and 2004. Since leaving the Supreme Court, Mr. Iacobucci has acted for the provincial and federal governments in matters involving aboriginal rights and national security. He has also conducted mediations and arbitrations involving private disputes.
Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz, S.J.D., C.Med.
Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. She is an internationally recognized dispute resolution scholar and practicing mediator, having mediated hundreds of commercial and insurance disputes in Toronto and Winnipeg. Dr. Schulz was the first Canadian invited fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Toronto, York, and British Columbia. She was the recipient of the 2015 Lionel J. McGowan Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution for her outstanding contribution to the development of alternative dispute resolution in Manitoba. She is a federal and international dispute resolution research grant recipient, the author of many mediation publications, the co-editor of three books, and she served as the expert evaluator of the Province of Manitoba’s first automobile injury mediation program. Her newest book on mediation will be published in 2020.
Martin Teplitsky, O.Ont., Q.C., L.S.M. (1941-2016)
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