Associate Dean Heather Raven appointed Queen's Counsel

Congratulations to Associate Dean Heather Raven, a member of the Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation, who has been appointed Queen's counsel by Attorney General Shirley Bond.

Raven joined the Faculty of Law in 1992 after practising employment and labour law in Vancouver. With her appointment as the Faculty's Associate Dean in 2009, Raven became the first Aboriginal person to become a senior administrator in a Canadian common law faculty. "Associate Dean Raven has been a devoted and innovative contributor to legal education, especially for Indigenous students, for several decades," said Dean Donna Greschner. "The Q.C. designation is a fitting tribute to her career as a lawyer, her unstinting public service, and her significant accomplishments as a legal educator."

The Queen's counsel designation "is an honour conferred on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution." Raven was one of 28 B.C. lawyers to receive the honour this year. Eric John (Jack) Woodward ('78), Robert James Herperger ('85), Mary Elizabeth Mouat ('87), and Rita Carla Andreone ('88) are all UVic Law alumni who were also honoured with the designation.