Dr. Edward Steen (1995)

1995 Dr SteenSaint John, New Brunswick;
Doctoral Studies in Clinical Psychology, New York University.

Dr. Edward Steen is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. A lot of his work has to do with the treatment of addictions. Over the many years that he has been practicing he found himself drawn to certain strains of thought about the mind, about human functioning, systems theory, the “ecology” of the human mind, or fundamental interconnectedness, and about evolutionary aspects of how the mind was “designed” to function. These are all fairly hot topics these days but in his work, he has have found a way to weave disparate ideas, some from others and some his own, into an interesting framework, since quite a few of his clients have strongly urged him to start writing a book or something about his general framework and how he works in therapy. He put this aside for a while, but the suggestions to start writing have kept coming.

Just a couple of weeks ago, he started gathering some of the thoughts that have struck a chord with his clients, and, since he is quite busy with work and life, he suggests it might be slow going, but he certainly feels it would be nice to try to re-enter a more intellectual persona after a long time away from that.

In addition to his private practice, he has worked and trained at a number of hospitals and clinics. He has taught and supervised graduate and medical students, and until recently, was the program coordinator of an outpatient addictions clinic in the Bronx.

Edward (Ted) said he enjoys hearing about O’Brien Foundation news, and all these years later “I still consider it a real honor to have been recognized by the foundation”. He has an office located on Park Avenue in New York City.

Dr. Christopher M. Pearce (1990, 1992), BSc, MSc, PhD


Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Dr. Pearce completed a BSc degree in Biology (University of New Brunswick, 1987) and MSc (Dalhousie University, 1990) and PhD (Université Laval, 1996) degrees in Marine Biology. He spent the next five years (1997–2002) working as a post-doctoral fellow on Grand Manan Island (New Brunswick), funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the National Research Council (NRC). He then moved to the west coast of Canada (Nanaimo, British Columbia) to work as a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, where he remains today. His field of study is invertebrate aquaculture and his research interests include:

  • aquaculture of marine invertebrates including abalone, clams, cockles, oysters, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins;
  • integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA);
  • invasive tunicates;
  • ecosystem and aquaculture interactions;
  • ecology of sea urchins and abalone; and
  • settlement and metamorphosis of benthic marine invertebrate larvae with special emphasis on biochemical/physical mechanisms of metamorphic induction.

He is an adjunct professor at Vancouver Island University (Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture) and the University of Victoria (Department of Geography) and has supervised numerous graduate students and post-doctoral fellows over the years. He was President of the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) in 2006–2007 and is presently a member of both the AAC and the National Shellfisheries Association (NSA).

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Grant Hurley (2013)

Grant Hurley 2013Grant Hurley currently serves as the Digital Preservation Librarian at Scholars Portal, the service arm of the Ontario Council of University Libraries situated at the University of Toronto. He is a 2015 graduate of the Dual Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of British Columbia. He also holds a Master of Arts in English from UBC. He currently serves as a director and editor of Off the Record for the Archives Association of Ontario and as a researcher with the InterPARES Trust project at the University of British Columbia.

During his degree at UBC, Grant had the opportunity to write a final paper relating to digital preservation and community archives, the study area that he initially proposed as part of his O’Brien scholarship application. This paper, titled “Community Archives, Community Clouds: Enabling Digital Preservation for Small Archives,” was then nominated for the Association of Canadian Archivists’ Gordon Dodds Prize, which led to its being published in the journal Archivaria this past Spring. The subject area of the paper is directly related to his recent position at Scholars Portal, including setting up resources for the preservation of local born digital and digitized content via the cloud. Grant notes that his initial research, and now work, in this emerging area was spurred by the O’Brien Fellowship, and is very grateful for the support that the Foundation provided during his course of study.

Richard J.Scott Q.C. (1976)

Richard ScottRichard J. Scott, Q.C. was appointed to the Federation Council by the Law Society of New Brunswick in November 2013. He practises in the Fredericton, New Brunswick office of McInnes Cooper focusing on legal research to resolve complex legal issues and appellate advocacy. Richard has a B.B.A. and LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick, and was called to the bar in 1976. He was appointed Queen’s Council in 2003.

Richard has also played an active role in the governance of the Law Society of New Brunswick, serving as President in 2012-2013. He is also a member of the Statutory Rules Committee under the New Brunswick Judicature Act, a member of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal Bar Liaison Committee, and a member of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics.  He serves on the Ethics Committee of the Law Society of New
Brunswick, and on the Model Code Liaison Committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Richard has been a part-time lecturer at the University of New Brunswick for 25 years in both the Faculties of Law and Engineering. He is a former President of the UNB Alumni Association and is a former member of UNB’s Board of Governors and Academic Senates. He is currently a public representative on the governing Council of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.

Richard J. Scott, Q.C. McInnes Cooper  Barker House, Suite 600 570 Queen Street P.O. Box 610
Fredericton, New Brunswick  E3B 5A6  Tel : 506.453.0928  Fax : 506.458.9903
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Martha Jackman (1987)

Martha JackmanMartha Jackman, B.A. (Queen’s), LL.B. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale), specializes in the area of constitutional law, with a particular focus on issues relating to women and other marginalized groups. She joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 1988. She has held various positions within the law school: Director of Graduate Studies in Law; co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law; Vice-Dean of the French Common Law Program; and Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession.  She publishes primarily in the areas of socio-economic rights, equality and the Canadian Charter. She appears regularly before law reform bodies, lawyers, judges and parliamentary committees. She has acted as legal counsel in a number of important Charter cases, including before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Eldridge and Chaoulli cases.

She is a member of the National Steering Committee of the National Association of Women and the Law and a former member of Equality Rights Panel of the Court Challenges Program of Canada and of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). She is the academic director of a five-year, million dollar research project: "Reconceiving Human Rights Practice", funded under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Community-University Research Alliance Program. In 2001, she was awarded the Augusta Stowe-Gullen Affirmative Action medal in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of women’s equality. In 2007, she received the Law Society of Upper Canada Medal for her contributions to the profession.

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Dr. Timothy J. Doherty (1991)

Dr Timothy DohertyDr. Timothy Doherty (1991)  MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor  Chair/Chief  Western University
Neuromuscular Disease, Electromyography, Stroke Rehabilitation 

Dr. Doherty completed an undergraduate degree in Physical Education (University of New Brunswick, 1986) and graduate degrees in Kinesiology (MSc Dalhousie 1989, PhD Western 1993) prior to completing undergraduate medicine at McMaster. He went on to complete residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McMaster (2000).  He is an Associate Professor and Chair/Chief of the Department of PM&R. He is a consultant physiatrist at both St. Joseph's Health Care and LHSC. He was awarded as Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Function in Health, Aging, and Disease in 2005.

Dr. Doherty is a past President of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, examiner for the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and is member of the Editorial Boards of Muscle and Nerve, American Journal of PM&R and the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. Dr. Doherty is a consultant physiatrist in the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Hospital and a Clinical Electromyographer.  He provides consultation service within the Neuromuscular Program at LHSC.

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Dr. Jane (Gormley) Perkyns (1983)

Dr Jane Gormley PerkynsInterim Associate Dean Texas Southern University

Dr. Jane Perkyns, Associate Professor of Music has been a member of the faculty of Texas Southern University in Houston, TX since 1991 teaching applied and group piano, music history, theory, piano pedagogy and assisting in opera workshop and performance seminar classes and served for three years as the Music Coordinator in the Dept. of Fine Arts. She presently serves as the Coordinator for Keyboard Studies. In 2011, she was the recipient of the TSU McCleary Award for Excellence in Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Perkyns has performed extensively throughout Canada and the USA, appearing both as soloist, and collaborative artist. She has also been heard on both regional and national radio programs and has had the honor of premiering several works both in the solo and chamber music field. She has served as a clinician and adjudicator for numerous piano workshops and competitions throughout the Houston area. Her accomplishments have been recognized in several editions of Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. From the Music Teachers National Association Dr. Perkyns has received national certification for teaching both applied performance and academic courses. Her ongoing research in the teaching and performing areas has led to lectures and demonstrations at various musical conferences including the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Texas Music Educators Conference, and the College Music Society regional conferences. Her article publications have also appeared in Texas Music Teacher.

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Dr. Christoph Grein (1984)

Dr Christoph GreinProfessor of Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chief Executive Officer, Episensors, Inc.

Dr. Christoph Grein received a doctorate in physics from Princeton University in theoretical condensed matter physics. He held postdoctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and Harvard University. Dr. Grein has more than 20 years’ experience in various areas of condensed matter physics. His recent work has focused on improving infrared photon detector technologies. He is the author of more than 200 refereed publications. Additionally, Dr. Grein has given numerous scientific talks and has been the principal investigator on many grants and contracts. Dr. Grein is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Chief Executive Officer of Episensors, Inc. He is also an Associate Editor of the journal Applied Physics Letters. Dr. Grein is a Fellow of SPIE, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

David G. Bell (1980)

David G BellBA (Queen’s), MA Queen’s, LL B (UNB), LL M (Harvard) is a member of the NB bar. After several years of private practice and lecturing in History and Law, Professor Bell joined the Faculty on a regular basis in 1985. He also taught Law for many years at the graduate level at Université de Sherbrooke. His usual subjects are Contracts, Legal History and Trusts.  He is former president of AUNBT, the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers.

Recent publications reflect diverse interests: “The Lady Music Teacher as Entrepreneur: Minnie Sharp and the Victoria Conservatory in the 1890s” (forthcoming BC Studies); “Bargaining for Contract Academic Staff at English Canadian Universities” (with J. M. Hughes) in Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society (2015 vol. 18/3, 377-94); American Loyalists to New Brunswick: The Ship Passenger Lists (2015), a companion volume to Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick: A Defining Conflict for Canada’s Political Culture (2013); “Slavery and Slave Law in the Maritimes” (with J. B. Cahill & H. A. Whitfield) in B. Walker (ed), African Canadian Legal Odyssey: Historical Essays (2012), 363-420; “Petticoat Apostle: The Preaching Adventures of Susannah Lynds McCurdy”, in S. Henderson (ed), New England Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759-1830 (2012), 257-68; and “‘Slamming the Door on Brains’: Two Early 20th-Century Law Schools and the Narrowing of Educational Opportunity”, in C. Backhouse & W. Pue (eds), The Promise and Perils of Law: Lawyers in Canadian History (2009), 31-48.

Professor Bell is chancellor (legal officer) for the diocese of Fredericton and adjudicator in the NB Small Claims Court.  He is a member of a number of advisory boards, including the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.  He co-moderates the listserv for Anglican/Episcopal world history.

James E. Lockyer (1978)

James E LockyerJames Edward Lockyer, QC CD (born May 27, 1949 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian lawyer, law professor, and former politician.

Lockyer graduated with a BA degree from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick then earned his LLB at the University of New Brunswick. He went on to London, England to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, obtaining his LLM degree in 1976. Fluent in the French language, he obtained a DEA from the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in 1979.

After being admitted to the Barrister's Society of New Brunswick in September 1975, Lockyer practiced law with the Moncton law firm of Stewart & Cooper. In November 1977 he became the first full-time person hired by the Université de Moncton for its new Faculté de droit which was established to teach common law in French. Lockyer taught at the law school until June 1987. During this time he was named vice-dean and acting dean in 1983 and was Dean of the Faculté de droit from 1984 to 1987. After his career in provincial elected office (1987-1999) he returned to the law school in 2000 where he has taught full-time. His area of expertise is Civil Procedure, the Law of Sales and both Appellate and Trial Advocacy. Lockyer currently teaches trial advocacy to lawyers at Osgoode Hall Law School's annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop as well as to members of the Quebec Bar in its program "Techniques de plaidoirie" at the Université de Sherbrooke. Since 2008 he has been the Director of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program offered biannually to Atlantic Canadian lawyers at the Faculté de droit of the Université de Moncton. He is a visiting teacher of trial advocacy to students at the University of Notre Dame Law School in South Bend Indiana. In June 2008, Lockyer was named a recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyers "Award of Merit" for his contribution to the teaching of trial advocacy.

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