Patricia E. Doyle-Bedwell, Dalhousie University

Continuing Education Professor Halifax, Nova Scotia pdoyle2@dal.ca Office: (902) 494-8810

Bio/Research

I am a Mi'kmaq woman. I have worked at Dalhousie since 1994, where my first job involved teaching Aboriginal peoples and the law, at Dalhousie Law School. I also taught Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Public law during my three year contract. I also directed the Program for In...

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Bio/Research

I am a Mi'kmaq woman. I have worked at Dalhousie since 1994, where my first job involved teaching Aboriginal peoples and the law, at Dalhousie Law School. I also taught Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Public law during my three year contract. I also directed the Program for Indigenous Blacks and Mi'kmaq for 1.5 years.

I attended Dalhousie as a student, earning a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Anthropology, an LL.B, (Soon to be a J.D.) and an LL.M, all at Dalhousie.

Since 1998, I have directed the Transition Year Program, an access program for Aboriginal and African Canadian Students. I also chaired the Employment Equity Committee at Dalhousie, taught in the School of Resource and Environmental Studies, as well as the Department of Canadian Studies.

I have written papers on issues relating to Mi'kmaq women such as leadership, history, employment equity and education. My LL.M. thesis focused upon the aboriginal rights to education, an exploration of fiduciary relationships between the Crown and Aboriginal peoples and explored the process of compensation for residential school survivors.

From 1994-2002, I chaired the NS Advisory Council on the Status of Women. I also participated in the Governor General Canadian Study tour, earned a certificate in international human rights and Indigenous peoples at the University of Galway in Ireland and taught a course on human rights at the Law School at the University of Lund Sweden. In 2000, I was chosen as a representative on the Canadian NGO team at the UN in Geneva on women's rights.



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