Fonds AR469 - Barbara Findlay fonds

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Barbara Findlay fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR469

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  • 1962-2017, predominant 1999-2007 (Creation)
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    Findlay, Barbara

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0.8 m of textual records.

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Barbara Findlay, Q.C. (Queen's Counsel) is a Vancouver-based lesbian feminist lawyer. Findlay holds a B.A. from Queen's University, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a LL.B both from the University of British Columbia. Findlay was called to the bar in 1977. After practicing in labour law and legal aid services, and having taught in the Law Faculty at UBC, Findlay established a general practice in Vancouver.

Findlay has undertaken political and advocacy work about issues of oppression, including sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and disability. She was designated as Queen's Counsel in 2001, and honoured with an Award of Merit by the Sexual Diversity Studies Department at the University of Toronto.

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Fonds consists of records related to Findlay's work on the Kimberley Nixon v. Vancouver Rape Relief Society case; and a selection of publications on the experiences of trans individuals, particularly in relation to the legal system.

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The fonds has been scanned and electronic copies are available upon request.

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2012-021

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Part of the Transgender Archive.

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2 boxes
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2021-09-29

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  • English

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