The “N. Murray Edwards Chair in Jurisdiction and Business Law” was created in 2009 through the generosity of N. Murray Edwards, a Calgary businessman, a prominent philanthropist in the city, and one of the key individuals involved in the building of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, one of Canada’s largest resource companies.
Chair holders have an international reputation in either constitutional law and policy (with a particular emphasis on provincial-federal relations) or corporate law (including securities law), and with some experience in the natural resources sector. The Chair holder provides intellectual leadership and mentoring in the Faculty of Law and within the broader community, as a leading researcher facilitating research collaboration within and beyond the Faculty. The Chair holder teaches in areas related to the mandate of the Chair in the JD and graduate law programs, conducts an independent program of research, supervises graduate students, and provides appropriate committee and administrative service to the Faculty and the University.
The first Chair holder, as of July 1, 2012, is Bryce C. Tingle (left).