Kathleen Smith


Kathleen Smith was appointed as a full-time member of the Tribunal on October 1, 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (1996) from Dalhousie University.

Prior to joining the Tribunal, Ms. Smith served stints as an adjudicator with the Mental Health Review Board in British Columbia and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Refugee Protection Division, in Ontario. Her previous experience includes 7 years as a Human Rights Advocate with a non-profit organization, 2 years as a resolution manager with the Indian Residential Schools settlement, and 3 years working overseas in international rule of law development.