Search for Dean, Faculty of Law

Update, April 30, 2024

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Evaristus Oshionebo, PhD, has been appointed interim dean of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law for a 12-month term starting July 1, 2024. Read the full announcement here


Search Update, Feb 21, 2024

Faculty of Law Faculty and Staff,

I am writing to provide an update on the search for a new Dean, Faculty of Law.

After much consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend the search for a new Dean, Faculty of Law. Although we had a number of strong candidates, the committee and I felt we were not in a position to move forward with selecting a new dean at this time. 

We will appoint an interim dean to serve once Dr. Ian Holloway has completed his term on June 30th, 2024. We hope to begin a new search in early fall 2024.

We will plan another community town hall for later this year so that we can discuss the new search as well as the future plans for continued success of the Faculty. I look forward to connecting with all of you then. In the interim, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts or questions via email to



Penny Werthner, PhD

Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)


The University of Calgary has commenced the search for a new Dean, Faculty of Law. This process is outlined in the University of Calgary Procedure for the Appointment and Reappointment of Deans.

The advisory selection committee is in the process of being struck and the committee members will be listed further down on this page. For information on the composition of the advisory search committee please see Procedure for the Appointment and Reappointment of Deans Appendix 1.



Dean, Faculty of Law

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean leads the strategic direction and is the key advocate for the faculty.  As the chief executive officer, this visionary leader is also responsible for faculty and academic professional staff development, budget oversight and planning, fund development, facilities and research, while fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty and staff.

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  1. Chair

    Penny Werthner

  2. VP (Research) Designate

    Katrina Milaney

  3. Tenured Academic Staff

    Lyndsay Campbell

  4. Tenured Academic Staff

    Emily Laidlaw

  5. Tenured Academic Staff

    Michel Ilg

  6. Tenured Academic Staff

    Elizabeth Whitsitt

  7. TUCFA Representative

    Tavis Campbell

  8. Decanal Representative

    John Brown

  9. MaPS Representative

    Marian Georgy

  10. AUPE Representative

    Hilary Neatby

  11. SU Representative

    Safaa Al-Khaz'Aly

  12. GSA Representative

    Cameron Armstrong

  13. GFC Representative

    Juilet Guichon

  14. GFC Representative

    Nick Turner

  15. Community Representative

    Oliver Ho

  16. Community Representative

    Sameera Sereda

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