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VBA Presents: A Conversation with Dr. Hadiya Roderique, author of “Black on Bay Street” 

Monday, August 17th from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


The Vancouver Bar Association is excited to present A Conversation with Dr. Hadiya Roderique, author of “Black on Bay Street” on August 17, 2020 between 12:00 and 1:30 PM. This session will take place over Zoom and is CPD Eligible (Ethics & Professionalism credit pending).

Dr. Hadiya Roderique is a researcher, lecturer, speaker, broadcast commentator, and former Bay Street employment and human rights lawyer. An award-winning writer, she is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines, and panels on issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, with bylines in The Walrus, The National Post, The Report on Business, and Macleans amongst others. She is most well known for her viral piece “Black on Bay Street”, a cover story for The Globe and Mail which outlined her experiences as a young Black woman working in a Bay Street firm.

This event is FREE for VBA members (email vanessa.williams@blakes.com to register). It is $35 for non-members and comes with a free VBA membership for eligible individuals. Non-VBA Members should register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vba-presents-a-conversation-with-dr-hadiya-roderique-tickets-116073104781. Spots are limited!

As this will be a fireside-chat style presentation, we encourage you to send any questions you would like us to ask Dr. Roderique to vanessa.williams@blakes.com.

All proceeds will go to Pivot Legal Society and the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic. This event is generously sponsored by McCarthy Tetrault, Blakes & Fasken.


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  • Monday, Aug 17th
  • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM