Meet our Board of Directors
Dr Doreen Barrie, Chairperson
Doreen Barrie is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Calgary. She authored The Other Alberta: Decoding a Political Enigma and wrote a biography on Ralph Klein for the book Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century. She did the study on Party Financing in Alberta for the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing and has written Sacred Trust or Political Football: A Citizen’s Guide to Canadian Health Care. She was the first Canadian President of the Western Social Science Association.
Michael I. Wylie, Treasurer
Michael Wylie is a senior partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and a member of the Banking Group. Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Mike practised law in Lethbridge for six years and was a faculty member at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law for 15 years. He was Dean of Law at the University of Calgary for five years. In addition to serving on the ACLRC Board, Mike has served on the Boards of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and the Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity.
Janet Keeping, Director
Janet is a lawyer and for many years did legal research and public legal education for the Canadian Institute of Resources Law at the University of Calgary. She has been involved with a range of human rights and civil liberties NGOs, such as the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (where she was the first ED) and the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association. Janet was President of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership from 2006 until April 2012. Currently Janet is leader of the Green Party of Alberta.
Michael Greene Q.C., Director
Michael Greene, Q.C. is a born and raised Albertan who practises law with Sherritt Greene Immigration Lawyers in Calgary and instructs Immigration and Refugee Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. Michael is a past National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Citizenship & Immigration Section and former President of the Alberta Civil Liberties Association. He received the 1995 Suzanne Mah Award from the Alberta Human Rights Commission for “exemplary human rights, principles and ideals in the practice of law”.
Dr Maureen Duffy, Director
Maureen Duffy is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. She is originally from the United States, where she practiced law in Chicago for several years, first in private practice with Rudnick & Wolfe (now DLA Piper Rudnick), then as a specialist in the area of children's rights, with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, and, more recently, as an administrator/attorney with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. In addition to her legal experience, she has experience as an editor and writer in the publishing field. Maureen completed her doctorate in law at McGill University. Her thesis explores shifting presumptions relating to criminal detentions, specifically focusing on these shifts in the context of terrorism detentions.
Alastair Lucas, Q.C., Director
B.A., LL.B., (Alta.), LL.M., (Br. Col.), Professor, Member of the Alberta Bar. Before he joined the Faculty in 1976 as a founding member of faculty, he was at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia from 1968 to 1976. During his term with the Faculty of Law at The University of Calgary, he has served as Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law, as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) and as Dean from 2006-2011. He has been consultant and policy advisor to several government departments, held numerous professional appointments, and served as a member of the Governing Council of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law. At present, his professional involvements include serving as a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. His academic interests are concentrated on regulatory issues related to energy and environmental law, oil and gas law, constitutional law, and judicial review. Special teaching and research interests focus on Canadian international and comparative environmental and energy law. Professor Lucas is also an Adjunct Professor in the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design and at Thompson Rivers University Law School. Awards include the Law Society of Alberta/Canadian Bar Association Distinguished Service Award for Legal Scholarship.
Dr Edwin Webking, Past Chair
ACLRC's longstanding Board Chair, the late Dr Edwin Webking, served on the Board from 1984 to 2013. He made several contributions to Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Canada, Alberta and his hometown of Lethbridge. It is an honour to have known him. Click here to read more about his legacy.