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ADR Alumnus Excels Beyond Graduation

Brett’s journey in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) began in 2009 when he returned to school as a part-time mature student. While attending Brock University, he was fortunate enough to take an introductory ADR course through the labour studies department. Encouraged by his Professor, close-friend and mentor, Bunny MacFarlane, Brett enrolled in Humber’s ADR Graduate Certificate program.

Brett graduated from Humber with honors in 2019 and through his practicum at the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, was able to work with the Human Rights Legal Support Center on Ontario Human Rights Tribunal mediations. After graduating, he briefly worked at the clinic before enrolling in Thompson Rivers University’s Juris Doctorate Class of 2022. Earlier this year, his paper Increasing the Use of Technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution was selected as the winner of the Canadian Bar Association’s James L. Thistle, Q.C. Memorial Essay Award in ADR.

Currently, Brett is in his second year of law school. He is a Policy Officer with CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors Advocacy Organization. He is also a rostered mediator through the British Columbia courts. This winter, Brett anticipates completing the final assessment for his Qualified Mediator certification and representing Thompson Rivers University at the BC Law Schools Competitive Moot.

He attributes his confidence in facilitating dialogue and understanding parties and their interests to the high-quality instruction received at Humber.

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