2024 McIntyre Medal winner: Kylie Jack

Kylie Jack
Kylie Jack was presented with the McIntyre Medal during this year's School of Law Convocation reception.

The William R. McIntyre Medal is awarded to the member of the graduating class who exhibits the highest qualities of academic excellence, community service and student leadership. The medal recognizes the special relationship that the Faculty of Law has enjoyed with the Honourable William R. McIntyre, who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989. This year’s McIntyre Medal winner is Kylie Jack.

Throughout her time here, Jack has consistently demonstrated her commitment to the law school community. As Co-chair of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association, she has held several consecutive executive positions as well as serving as faculty of law student representative on the University of Victoria Senate. Described by per peers as a leader among Indigenous students, Jack’s leadership is rooted in compassion, trust, and a genuine desire to uplift others.

Passionate about promoting Indigenous rights and language, Jack is also working towards a Bachelor of Nsyilxcen Language Fluency and has worked to uplift Syilx language and laws in her own community during her time as a board member for the Syilx Language House.

Most recently, Jack won the BC Indigenous Golf Championship held in Musqueam Territory at the University Golf Club, qualifying her to the BC Team to play in the Matchplay event to compete against Team Ontario in September.

This summer, Jack will be working both with her nation and assisting with Dr. Estair Van Wagner and Dr. Sarah Morales with researching Indigenous legal orders before articling with the Department of Justice.