Patricia Paradis, (LLB, M.Ed. CMed.), is the executive director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta. Patricia taught Human Rights Law in Canada for 23 years and was nominated for three Excellence in Teaching Awards. Prior to joining the centre, she founded Paradis & Associates, a dispute resolution practice. Paradis is national chair of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Dispute Resolution Section Executive and a board director with the Parkland Institute, and the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. She is a recipient of a Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Award (2018) and a LifeTime Achievement Award from LEAF (2010).