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.


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.


Claire Gibson

Claire Gibson is a second year law student at Queen's University. She works as a Student Caseworker for the Queen's Elder Law Clinic and is the Managing Editor of Volunteers for the Queen's Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, she attained an Honours degree in Politics with a minor in Psychology from Queen's. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Claire loves learning about different areas of law and engaging with clients, and is thrilled to be working at the Queen's Elder Law Clinic for the summer.


Holly Schmid

Holly is a second year student at Queen’s Law. She graduated from King’s University College at Western University in 2019 and holds an Honours double major in Disability Studies and Sociology. Holly is particularly interested in working with individuals who face intersectional difficulties and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of areas such as Health Law in the coming school year. When not working this summer, Holly has spent her time exploring Kingston’s hiking trails and local restaurants. She is very happy to be working with the Elder Law Clinic this summer.


Britney Schyf

Britney is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. She is a Volunteer Editor for the Queen’s Law Journal and a Student Volunteer at the ID and Legal Services Clinic for the Homeless and Marginally Housed with ProBono Students Canada. Prior to attending law school, Britney attained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor concentration in Religion and Globalization from McGill University. Britney is enthusiastic about exploring several areas of law including, but not limited to, corporate law, wills and estates and financial planning.