The Hon. Georgina Jackson and Gerald Tegart named 2019 Alumni Achievement Award recipients

The Honourable Madam Justice Georgina Jackson and Gerald Tegart are two of five USask alumni who have been named 2019 Alumni Achievement Award winners. Selected by their peers of more than 158,000 USask graduates scattered around the globe, they are being recognized for contributions that go above and beyond.

Born in Yorkton, Sask., Jackson has been a trailblazer for women in the legal community since graduating the College of Law in 1976. After serving as a partner at the prominent law firm MacPherson, Leslie and Tyerman, she was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan in 1991, one of the youngest people ever to be named to that court. She also served as Saskatchewan’s Master of Titles, overseeing the provincial land registration system.

Born in Wadena and raised in rural Saskatchewan, Tegart graduated from the College of Law in 1976 and spent 37 years as a provincial Crown prosecutor and as an adviser to multiple government agencies, and also served as a legal manager, including four years as the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General.

He is a lifelong volunteer in Regina, serving as a board member with multiple community services agencies.

Both have never forgotten the USask College of Law, a place where they have shared their legal experiences and provided philanthropic support.

The USask community will gather Nov. 8 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough to celebrate their contributions in their respective careers, their communities and the university at the 41st annual Alumni Achievement Awards.