The Right Honourable Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin

In honour of her outstanding contributions to the legal system in Canada, The Right Honourable Madam Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, will be presented with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 4:00 p.m. Convocation ceremony, Sunday, November 14.

Born and raised in southern Alberta, McLachlin completed a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Alberta. She first began practising law in Edmonton in 1968. In 1975 she began teaching in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia until she was appointed to the County Court of Vancouver. She quickly rose to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1988, where she served until her appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989. In January 2000, McLachlin was appointed the Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to ever hold the position.

McLachlin is the Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council, Advisory Council of the Order of Canada, and Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute. She is also a Member of the Privy Council of Canada.

She is the author of four books and countless articles, and has been presented with numerous honorary degrees from Canadian universities coast to coast. McLachlin has one son by her first marriage to Roderick McLachlin, who passed away in 1988. She later married Frank McArdle in 1992.

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