Co-Chair, Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny
Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny is a PhD student at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He obtained his LL.M. from the University fo British Columbia, and his LL.B. and LL.L. from the University of Ottawa. Pierre previously practiced law in Toronto as a sole practitioner. He represented several trans persons on a pro bono basis in front of the Human Rights Tribunal, the Superior Court of Justice, and several administrative agencies. He also provided pro bono legal assistance to many LGBTQ refugee claimants. Pierre clerked at the Federal Court for the Hon. Justice Richard Mosley. Prior to practicing law, he worked for the Cohen Commission of Inquiry, Environment Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, among others.
Co-Chair, Evan Vipond
Evan Vipond is a Ph.D. student in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University, where they hold a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship. Evan obtained a Master’s in Women and Gender Studies in collaboration with Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto in 2014. Their work focuses on trans rights and trans medical policies in Canada and the U.S. In addition to serving on academic committees, Evan is actively involved in the trans community and has served on advisory committees for trans healthcare initiatives and various research projects.