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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.

Dr. Louise Desjardins (1985)

Dr Louise DesjardinsExecutive Director| Directrice générale
Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)| Conseil canadien de protection des animaux (CCPA)

Dr. Louise Desjardins was a Senior Policy Advisor for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for over five years. She was also the Government of Canada’s team lead for key projects resulting in the Royal Assent of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Act and the creation of the organization. In her most recent role, Dr. Desjardins was an independent consultant offering a suite of strategic planning and technical writing services in the areas of health and life sciences.

Her other past roles include the inaugural Assistant Scientific Director for CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, the Manager of Business Development for the Canadian Genetic Diseases Network, and the Program Manager for the Networks of Centres of Excellence. She has represented these organizations on over 25 national and international policy, planning and review committees.

Dr. Desjardins obtained her B.Sc. Honours from Dalhousie University, M.Sc. in nutritional sciences from the University of Guelph, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa and a Research Associate at the National Research Council of Canada. She is the recipient of numerous academic and professional awards including the Deputy Minister of Health Team Award of Excellence, the Medical Research Council President’s Team Award of Excellence, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council President’s Team Award of Excellence.

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