Hot Lunch with Shirley Nakata

Shirley Nakata

Ms. Shirley Nakata


Shirley Nakata is UBC Vancouver’s first Ombudsperson for Students.

Shirley was called to the B.C. Bar in 1989 after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree followed by her Ll.B from the University of British Columbia. She practiced law at Russell & DuMoulin (now Fasken Martineau) before moving to the Canadian Human Rights Commission where she worked as a Human Rights Officer. From 1996 to 2009, she was the Director of Professional Conduct at the British Columbia College of Teachers, where she gained extensive experience in investigations and the conduct of hearings and expertise in the area of administrative law.

She has been a frequent presenter on administrative law and professional regulatory issues in a variety of venues. Shirley has been a board member of the B.C. Council of Administrative Tribunals and member of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. She is a member of the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons, the Forum of Canadian Ombudsmen and the NorthWest Ombuds Group.

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