Faculty of Law alumnae Geneviève Chabot (LL.L./J.D. 2009) has been selected for a prestigious Action Canada Fellowship.
Ms. Chabot is currently the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Chabot worked in the litigation department of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Montréal, before moving to the Yukon to join the Department of Justice Canada. Her areas of expertise include Aboriginal law, constitutional law, administrative law, and human rights. She is an active member of her community, and has held a number of leadership positions in Yukon. In 2016, she was appointed to the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Yukon.
The Action Canada Program brings together the next generation of Canadian leaders. Each year, Action Canada selects up to 20 individuals to become fellows. These emerging leaders, selected from a nationwide call for applications, participate in a 10-month program, which allows them to meet with senior leaders from all sectors, including government, industry, the media and NGOs. They work in teams on public policy projects, and participate in leadership-skills development sessions that are designed to further their career path and opportunities. Selected candidates have shown a commitment to Canada and a demonstrated engagement with public policy throughout their career.
Congratulations to Ms. Chabot on being selected for this fellowship!