Candace L. Thomas, QC, makes history as first woman Chair of Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors
Halifax partner Candace L. Thomas, QC, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, effective July 1, 2019, and will be the first woman to hold this role in the university’s 200 year history. Candace will take over as Chair from fellow Stewart McKelvey partner Lawrence Stordy, QC, who has held the position since 2014.
Since her graduation from Dalhousie University Law School, Candace has been an active member of the institution’s community and governance, currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board’s Governance and Human Resources Committee. Candace is a champion of literacy and equality initiatives through her previous and current work with the Black Business Initiative Society, the Halifax Central Library, the East Preston Empowerment Academy Society and as Co-Chair of Stewart McKelvey’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
We are pleased to announce that Halifax Partner Richard Niedermayer, K.C., TEP has been reappointed as a Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) Canada, for another two…Read More
In the latest edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 83 lawyers from Stewart McKelvey are listed as leaders in 42 different practice areas. Nineteen of these individuals have also been recognized as a Best Lawyers™…Read More
We are pleased to share that Saint John Partner Conor O’Neil, P.Eng. has been elected national secretary for the Construction and Infrastructure section of the Canadian Bar Association. Conor maintains a practice in commercial litigation…Read More
Congratulations to Twila Reid, ICD.D, Partner in our St. John’s office, on being named a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Twila is one of the Atlantic region’s most experienced labour and…Read More
Following bar admission ceremonies last week in Nova Scotia, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Colton Smith, Graeme Hiebert, Jahvon Delaney, James Pinchak,…Read More
Following bar admission ceremonies this week in New Brunswick, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Michiko Gartshore (Fredericton), Sean Corscadden (Fredericton), Danick Poirier (Moncton),…Read More
Halifax Partner Jason Woycheshyn was recognized as “Atlantics Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation Canada at a gala event held in Toronto last evening. Jason’s broad national practice focuses on litigation, arbitration and dispute…Read More
The 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has listed 79 Stewart McKelvey lawyers as leading practitioners. Lexpert determines this national listing through an annual peer survey across a variety of practice areas, including banking and finance,…Read More
Deanne MacLeod, Partner in our Halifax office, has been appointed King’s Counsel. The announcement was made earlier this week by Justice Minister and Attorney General of Nova Scotia, Brad Johns. This prestigious honour is awarded…Read More
Congratulations to Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, Lydia Bugden, K.C., on her recent appointment to the Board of Directors of Net Zero Atlantic. Net Zero Atlantic strives to bring together senior leaders and decision makers…Read More