College of Law Alumna receives Honorary Doctor of Laws

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Wedge was born in Saskatoon and attended USask, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours English) in 1974 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1980.  She is also a graduate of the Saskatoon Pony Club (1968), which she credits with her later success as an equestrian. While attending USask, she was a member of the Canadian equestrian team, and was part of the team that won gold at the Pan-American Games in 1971, placed sixth at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and won gold in the 1978 World Equestrian Championships. She has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Equestrian Sports Hall of Fame.

She articled and practiced law in Vancouver until 2001, when she was appointed a judge of the B.C. Supreme Court. She has presided over a spectrum of high-profile civil and criminal trials and has served as a guest lecturer for USask’s College of Law in the McKercher Lecture Series. She has been a faculty member for programs offered by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, and the National Justice Institute. Her parents, James and Marian, also graduated from USask. James practiced law in Saskatoon and Marian sat as a provincial court judge and Court of Queen’s Bench judge. Her grandfather, the Honourable Emmett Hall, was one of the first graduates of the USask College of Law and went on to become a member of the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

USask announcement https://news.usask.ca/articles/general/2022/usask-to-spotlight-six-honorary-degree-recipients.php

 

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