Item Photograph Collection, A-11697 - Justice Walter Surma Tarnopolsky

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Justice Walter Surma Tarnopolsky

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Photograph Collection, A-11697

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  • [1975] (Creation)

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photograph : b & w ; 7 x 7 cm

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Head and shoulders of Justice Walter Surma Tarnopolsky.

Bio/historical note: Justice Walter Surma Tarnopolsky (1932 - 15 September 1993) was a Canadian judge, legal scholar, and pioneer in the development of human rights law and civil liberties in Canada. He was born in the farming community of Gronlid, Saskatchewan to parents of Ukrainian descent. He was educated at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving his B.A. in 1953 and his LLB in 1957. After completing his undergraduate education, he attended Columbia University, receiving his M.A. in 1955. He subsequently received his LLM from the London School of Economics. Tarnopolsky taught law at several Canadian universities, specialized in the field of human rights and civil liberties. He was a professor of law with the University of Saskatchewan in 1959-1960 and 1963-1967, the University of Ottawa in 1962-1963 and 1979-1983, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 1967-1968 and 1972-1979, and the University of Windsor 1968-1972, where he was also Dean of Law. He briefly served as the Vice-President (Academic) of York University in 1972. From 1977 to 1983 he was a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and in 1985, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He served on the Court of Appeal until his death in 1993.

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Copyright holder: University of Saskatchewan

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Vol. 89

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