The Honourable Sandra Chapnik Appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor


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Ryerson Today


The Honourable Sandra Chapnik, former judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, has been appointed distinguished visiting professor. Reporting to the provost and vice-president, academic, she will act as a resource on the university’s application for a Juris Doctor program, provide guest lectures, and represent Ryerson to the broader community.

Chapnik entered law school in 1973 as part of the first class of mature students at Osgoode Hall Law School. She obtained an LLB degree and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978. In the field, she practiced in the areas of civil litigation, family and entertainment law. In 1991, she was appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and she retired from the bench in 2016.

It is my great honour to welcome the Honourable Sandra Chapnik to Ryerson’s academic community – we are privileged to have her act as a resource and advocate for the university’s application of a Juris Doctor program,” said Michael Benarroch, provost and vice-president, academic. “Students in Criminology and Business will also have the opportunity to attend a guest lecture with Sandra in the fall and winter terms of the 2017-18 academic year.”