Topics to cover:
Privacy commissioner decision re university student who expressed thoughts of suicide
4. Role of the Counsellor - Employer ability to discipline / direct
Abbotsford case regarding counsellor who gave money to student to take bus
5. Student protection – child abuse reporting procedures
This workshop needs to occur at the earliest time on Friday. They are on a very tight schedule.
Karlan Modeste is legal counsel for the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF). She represents the BCTF in labour arbitrations and its members at the Teacher Regulation Branch. Karlan previously worked with a labour and employment law firm and as a staff lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid. She has also practiced criminal defence and prison law. Prior to her legal career, Karlan worked as a child protection worker for 7 years. She has developed a curriculum for law and child protection and teaches as a sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley and Douglas College.
Karlan holds a B.A. from the University of Fraser Valley, a J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, and a Graduate Certificate in International Business Law from Queen's University. She was called to the Bars of Nova Scotia and British Columbia in 2014.
Robyn Trask is General Counsel to the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF). She has represented the BCTF in labour arbitrations at the Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal and at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining the BCTF, Robyn worked with a Toronto litigation firm and completed her articles with the Canadian Auto Workers' Union. Robyn has also spent time working with legal organizations in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Uganda and is currently a Canadian Technical Advisor on a Canadian Bar Association (CBA) project established in partnership with East African law societies. Robyn is chair of the CBA National Labour and Employment Law Section and was previously President of the Board of Directors for West Coast LEAF. Robyn holds a BA and an LLB from the University of BC, and an LLM from the University of London.