2011 Recipient

Andrea Chisholm

Fonthill, Ontario
Equality and Education: Constitutional and International Law Possibilities for Canada and First Nations 
Andrea holds a B.A. in history from the University of Western Ontario, a bachelor of laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a masters degree in education from Brock University. She articled with the law firm of Sullivan Mahoney in St. Catharines, Ontario, and then practiced litigation law for several years with Graves and Associates law firm in St. Catharines. She left law and eventually returned to school with a desire to explore, understand, and advance ways in which the law, and legal institutions can be used to advance meaningful, holistic educational experiences and outcomes. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. She continues to explore ways of challenging limiting, status quo legal approaches to advancing educational interests. Her current research focuses on the exploration of some constitutional and related international law possibilities for advancing more equitable First Nations educational experiences, rights, and outcomes; and a more respectful and meaningful Canada–First Nations educational policy relationship.