Derek Cannon

Administrative Assistant, Queen's Elder Law, Family Law and Business Law Clinics

Derek Cannon has been working with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law since October 2014. He is the administrative support for the Queen’s Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law clinics. He attended St. Lawrence College from September 2009 to May 2012 and received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources. Derek’s decision to pursue a career in the administration field came after a tour in Afghanistan.

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Blair Hicks

Director, Queen's Elder Law Clinic

Blair Hicks is Director of the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic. She is a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and served as a Search and Rescue Air Navigator for more than 20 years before building a law practice. Blair Hicks received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Western University in London, Ontario, and is trained in mediation, negotiation, and collaborative law.

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Ella Benedetti

Student Caseworker

Ella Benedetti recently completed her first year at Queen’s Law and is excited to be working with the community at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and Social Justice Studies, with a minor in Religion and Globalization from McGill University in 2018. She then went on to receive a Master’s in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Toronto.

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Yakin Ebsim

Student Caseworker

Yakin Ebsim is a first-year law student at Queen’s University Faculty of Law acting as a summer intern for the QELC. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto with a specialist in history.

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Melissa Hawco

Student Caseworker

Melissa Hawco completed her first year of law school and she is looking forward to working with the community at the Queen's Elder Law Clinic. She received her Master's in English Literature in 2018 and worked for several years organizing international mechanical engineering conferences. Melissa enjoys reading, trying new recipes, and taking walks by the lake during her spare time. 

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Grace Missen

Student Caseworker

Grace Missen has completed her first year of Queen’s Law and is excited to work with the QELC as a summer student caseworker. She previously graduated from the University of Guelph for Adult Development, and worked in administrative roles before joining Queen’s Law. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, running, and spending time alongside friends and family.

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Chloe Wang

Student Caseworker

Chloe Wang has completed her first year at Queen’s Law. She is working as a summer intern at QELC. Chloe completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Waterloo. She enjoys reading, learning piano, and playing board games with friends and family. Chloe is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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Liran Yefet

Student Caseworker

Liran Yefet completed her first year at Queen's Law. She's excited to be interning this summer at the Elder Law Clinic. Liran completed her undergraduate studies at Ryerson University with a major in English. 

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