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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Shane Barbeau

Caseworker

Shane is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. Before attending Queen’s Law, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Nipissing University, majoring in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science. He is excited to be a student caseworker at Queen’s Elder Law Clinic during the 2021/22 academic year.

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Sara Buder

Caseworker

Sara Buder is a second-year law student at Queen’s Law. She graduated from Queen’s University in 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in History with an Arts Minor in Classical Studies. Sara also received a Certificate in Law.

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Hanna Colbert

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Hanna is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. She graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology. Prior to starting law school, Hanna worked at several technology companies and as a freelance editor. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, and bicycling. She is looking forward to working with clients at the Elder Law Clinic for the 2021-2022 year.

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Elizabeth Gaudet

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Elizabeth is a second year Queen’s Law student in the Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor dual degree program. She also works as a fitness instructor when not doing schoolwork. Prior to attending Queen’s Law, she worked for various business’ in sales and marketing capacities. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and walks with her dog.

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Jessica Izard

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Jessica is a second-year law student. Before starting at Queen's Law, she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, also from Queen's. Jessica enjoys hiking and biking in the outdoors. She looks forward to connecting with clients at the Elder Law Clinic this year.

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Noreen Khimji

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Noreen is a third-year law student, completing the JD/MPA dual degree program. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Global Studies, with minors in Psychology, Spanish, and a Research Specialization Option. She is excited to work with the QELC as a student caseworker for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Sohrab Naderi

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Sohrab Naderi is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. Prior to law school, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto with a double major in Political Science and Criminology. He is excited to learn and help others as a student caseworker with the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic. From time to time, he enjoys baking and petting his cat, Rae.

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Allison Neville

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Allison is an upper year law student at Queen’s Law. Before attending Queen’s Law, she graduated from Queen’s University with a major in Political Science and minor in Psychology. She is excited to be a student caseworker at QELC in the 2021/22 academic year! In her spare time, she enjoys skydiving, visiting her cottage in Atlantic Canada, and going on walks with her dog, Rex!

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Megan Rushlow

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Megan is a third-year law student, completing the JD/MIR dual program. She completed her undergraduate studies at Trent University, majoring in business administration and psychology. She has spent several years working with seniors in the retirement home industry. She is excited to be working with QELC as a student caseworker for the 2021-2022 year.

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Helen Schweitzer

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Helen is a third-year law student at Queen’s University. Before starting law school, she graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. She is excited to help others as a student caseworker with the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic.

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Rena Taggar

Rena Taggar is in her second year at Queen’s Law and is excited to work with QELC over the next 8 months as a student caseworker. She previously graduated from The University of British Columbia with a major in Sociology. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and walking near the lake. 

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Tracy Wu

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Tracy Wu is currently in her second year at Queen's Law and graduated from University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is excited to be working with the community at Queen's Elder Law Clinic as a student caseworker. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and hiking with her dog Shadow.

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