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November 5th Ethics in Action Gala

Posted by Faculty of Management on September 29, 2022 in Community Highlights

The Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University is pleased to announce that Christa Big Canoe will receive the 2022 Scotiabank Ethical Leadership Award. Ms. Big Canoe will receive her award on November 5, at the Gala for the 10th and final Ethics in Action case competition. Tickets for the gala are now on sale.

Ms. Big Canoe is an Anishinabek lawyer and mother who advocates on behalf of First Nations women and children. She is a member of Georgina Island First Nation and the legal director at Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto.

Lead commission counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, she’s also led an Aboriginal Justice Strategy aimed at removing the barriers to accessing the justice system for First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. And she represented the families of students whose deaths are the subject of an inquest in Thunder Bay.

Named one of Canada’s most influential lawyers in 2017, she has dedicated herself to being an advocate for justice and rights, and a changemaker who maintains the highest of ethical standards. We are honoured she is accepting the award.

The Ethics in Action Case Competition challenges students to think about complex ethical dilemmas they'll face in the corporate world. Students from across Canada will compete on November 4th and 5th at the Rowe School of Business. Prize money is $2500 for first place, $1500 for second and $1000 for third in both the undergraduate and graduate streams. Registration for the event is now open.

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people.

We recognize that African Nova Scotians are a distinct people whose histories, legacies and contributions have enriched that part of Mi’kma’ki known as Nova Scotia for over 400 years.