Donna Greschner

Professor Emerita

Donna Greschner

Donna Greschner

Tel: 250-721-8866
Fax: 250-721-8146

Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Donna Greschner served as Dean from 2008 to 2013. Her research and scholarship have focused on constitutional law (especially equality rights) and, more recently, health-care law. Her writings are frequently cited by Canadian courts.

As a law professor at the University of Saskatchewan from 1982-2003, she taught its first seminars in feminist legal theory and helped create the Women's Studies Research Unit in 1984. Greschner has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, McGill University and Griffith University (Australia), and has taught comparative constitutional law in southern California. She received the University of Saskatchewan's Master Teacher Award in 2002 for teaching excellence.

Greschner also has extensive experience in supervising and examining graduate students. She has served on the executive of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and the Canadian branch of the International Association of Constitutional Law. Her community service experience includes positions on the Saskatoon Legal Assistance Clinic board, the Accessibility Committee of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan LEAF and the Canadian Women's Studies Advisory Committee. From 1987-90, Greschner was the Western Canada representative on the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

From 1992-96, she served as Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. As a member of the Saskatchewan and California Bars, Greschner has advised many governments, First Nations and non-profit organizations on constitutional questions, and she was a member of the Government of Saskatchewan's negotiating team for the Charlottetown Accord in 1992.

Amongst other work, she was a consultant to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1990-91) and the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (2003). Her international work includes advising the African National Congress on constitutional issues in 1991, and consulting on anti-discrimination policies for the Commission on Labor Co-operation in 2004-2005.

She retired in August 2021.