Who we are
The Office of the General Counsel team includes:
Karen Hollett - General CounselKaren R. Hollett is the University’s General Counsel. Ms Hollett assumed the role in April 2008. Prior to that, she had previously served as Director of Faculty Relations and had also served a term as Associate Director of Faculty Relations and Legal Counsel. She is a 1988 graduate of Memorial, and earned a law degree from Dalhousie in 1991, and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in 2011. Prior to coming to Memorial she worked with a provincial labour union and in private practice.
Greg French - Associate General CounselGreg French holds the position of Associate General Counsel. He joined Memorial in March 2006 after having worked in private practice for 8 years. He has a B.Comm. (Hons.) degree from Dalhousie, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. NOTE: Mr. French is currently seconded to Student Affairs & Services as Special Project Consultant until March 31, 2014.
Denise Collins - Assistant to General Counsel
Denise Collins is the Assistant to General Counsel. Denise has 28 years of experience working at Memorial. Prior to joining the General Counsel team, she held several positions including Assistant to the Vice-President (Academic), Office of the Vice-President (Academic); Senior Secretary, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts; Intermediate Secretary in the Office of the President and the Department of Human Resources. She brings this wealth of University knowledge to her role.
Christopher Forbes - Associate General Counsel (Research)
Chris holds the position of Associate General Counsel (Research). He joined Memorial in March 2011 after having worked in private practice for 8 years. He has a B.A. (Hons.) degree from Mount Allison, a M.A. from Acadia, and a LL.B. from Dalhousie.
Mary J. McCarthy Mandville - Associate General Counsel
Mary J. McCarthy Mandville holds the position of Associate General Counsel. In March 2013, Ms. Mandville joined Memorial after many years in the public service in both the Civil Division and the Legislative Counsel Division of the Department of Justice, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador. She graduated from Memorial University in 1979 with a B.A. (Education). She received her Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1984 and was called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1985.
Sheila Devine - Education and Policy Officer
Sheila Devine is the Education and Policy Officer in the Office of General Counsel. Prior to joining the office in 2008, she held a number of administrative positions at Memorial and other Canadian universities. She has a Bacherlor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor.
Office of the General Counsel
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Arts & Administration Building, Room AA1044
Phone: 709 864 6481
Fax: 709 864 6978