We would like to thank our outgoing President, Don Cranston, QC. Don joined the Board in 2015 and served on many committees and task forces. We are grateful to Don for his time, commitment and significant contributions.
On behalf of Don Cranston, the Law Society of Alberta has made a donation to the
Michael O’Boyle Mental Health & Wellness Fund
at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. The fund is used to support student-led mental health activities in the Faculty. In particular, it will support student efforts to foster awareness of the challenges associated with mental illness, depression, anxiety, and stress and to develop strategies and practices to reduce both their impact and the associated stigma.
"We are incredibly grateful for the Law Society's contribution,” added Dr. Paul Paton, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. "During his tenure as President, Don has been instrumental in advancing mental health and wellness initiatives within the Alberta legal community.
"Mental health and wellness has been a priority of my Deanship and Don's outstanding support for student-focused efforts has sent important signals about the foundational importance of raising awareness right at the start of a legal career. Hopefully the message sent by this contribution from the Law Society will encourage others to donate to help facilitate dialogue, reduce stigma and continue to effect positive change in the profession."