Professor Emeritus Daniel (Dan) Ish (BA’70, LLB’70) appointed Officer of the Order of Canada
In an announcement made by the Governor General of Canada on December 30, 2013, Professor Emeritus Daniel (Dan) Ish (BA’70, LLB’70) was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Professor Emeritus Ish received the honour for his commitment to social justice, notably as the former chief adjudicator of the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat.
Ish spent more than 30 years with the College of Law at the U of S, starting as a faculty member in 1975. He served as dean from 1982-88, and was acting dean twice (in the 1990s and 2000s). He is a Member of the Law Societies of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991.
Ish taught tax law and alternative dispute resolution, and his research focused on harassment and privacy in the workplace. In 2001 he joined the U of S Centre for the Study of Co-operatives where he worked on international co-operative development, co-operative law and labour relations issues relevant to co-ops. He also served as director of the centre.
Most recently, Ish was appointed the chief adjudicator of the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat. He stepped down from that role in 2013, and is still involved with the program as an adjudicator.