The Honourable Harry LaForme Welcomed as Senior Fellow at Massey College
Posted on June 24, 2020
Please join us in celebrating the 2020-2021 Incoming Senior Fellow the Honourable Justice Harry LaForme to Massey College! As Senior Fellow Members, these leaders will contribute to the intellectual life of the College.
Harry LaForme is currently Senior Counsel at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP. He is an Anishinabe of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Ontario. In November 2004, he was appointed a judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal. He is the first Indigenous judge appointed to an appellate court in Canada’s history. Judge LaForme has published numerous articles on issues related to Indigenous law and justice. He speaks frequently on Indigenous issues, Indigenous law, constitutional law, and civil and human rights.
A member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, LaForme is the first appellate court judge in Canadian history with a First Nations background.
Congratulations to the Honourable Justice LaForme from your community on the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
“Dear members of the Massey community, Chers collègues,
Please join me in welcoming and celebrating the 2020-2021 Incoming Senior Members to our Community! As Senior Members, these leaders will contribute to the intellectual life of the College.
I am delighted to welcome such a rich and diverse group of leaders to our community. Their contributions to Indigenous governance, the arts, law, science, medicine, engineering, journalism, literature, astrophysics, religious studies, and many more subjects is only part of what these individuals have contributed to society. These are all people who demonstrate the ethical pursuit of the public good that we want to model for our Junior Fellowship.
Félicitations à tous et bienvenue à Massey!
—Nathalie Des RosiersPrincipalMassey College”