Frank Walwyn of WeirFoulds named Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University

Frank Walwyn, partner at WeirFoulds LLP, is appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University’s The Chang School.

WeirFoulds LLP litigation partner Frank Walwyn, was appointed as a distinguished visiting scholar at Ryerson University’s The Chang School last week. Walwyn – who is called to the Bars of Ontario, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands and Belize – participates in numerous community initiatives and boards, including the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, where he is past president.  

In May, Ryerson appointed Constance Sugiyama, former deputy chair and partner of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, as a distinguished visiting scholar in the Ryerson Law Research Centre for a two-year term. Both Walwyn and Sugiyama are supporters of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson, which studies diversity in the workplace and has focused its research on the legal profession specifically.

Diversity in the legal profession also features prominently in Lexpert’s July/August issue. The cover story, “The Diversity Business Imperative,” examines corporate counsel initiatives such as Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusiveness and Call to Action.

The Diversity Institute recently released a report on improving representation in the judiciary, finding only 2.3 per cent of federally appointed judges are visible minorities (based on a sample of 221 federally appointed judges). Read more in the Law Times.

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