B.A., LL.B. (Windsor), LL.M. (Dal.).
Member of the Ontario and Alberta Bars
Cathy came to the Faculty of Law in 1981. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 1985, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)(1985), a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at Stanford University, 1994/95, Scholar in Residence at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific 1994/1995, and the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Whittier Law School in 2003
In 2012/2013 Cathy is teaching Business Clinical, International Tax, Business Associations and Corporate Tax.
Cathy's primary research interests are in the areas of international taxation, international trade and the transfer of technology and she has travelled and written extensively in pursuit of these interests. Her current research explores the interaction of tax and trade agreements in regulating tax discrimination. Cathy was the recipient of the Law Society of Alberta / Canadian Bar Association Alberta Award for Distinguished Service in Legal Scholarship in 2011. Cathy won the Widdifield Award for the best legal writing in the area of tax and estate planning in 2012. .
Thesis-based LLM: Andrea Ryer
In 2012/2013, Cathy will chair the Faculty's Academic Success Committee and the Research Ethics Committee. She was elected to the Research and Scholarship Leaves Committee and (for January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014) the Faculty Promotions Committee.
Cathy serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA).
In 1999 Cathy was appointed to the Indicative List for Canada to the Dispute Resolution Body of the World Trade Organization and to the International Tax Advisory Committee to the Canada Customs & Revenue Agency. She served as a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation (2005-2008) and is a frequent speaker to professional forums on tax and related issues including the Canadian Tax Foundation, Canadian Bar Association, STEP and Insight.