2022 NSBS Presidents’ Leadership Award

The NSBS Presidents’ Leadership Award emphasizes the importance of leadership in a lawyer’s career and honours the exemplary volunteer commitment and leadership of Past Presidents to the work of the Society. 

Established by Past Presidents Philip J. Star QC and Catherine S. Walker QC, the award is presented each year at the Schulich School of Law to a graduating student who, in the eyes of the teaching faculty, has “exemplified consistent leadership qualities while at law school.” 

A special congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the NSBS Presidents’ Leadership Award Shaniqwa Thomas!

Shaniqwa Thomas

“I was raised to “lift as I climb”, it’s an honour to receive and be recognized for this award! I will continue to forge a path for those to come behind me by advocating for racial justice and law reform.” – Shaniqwa Thomas