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Meet our Alumni: Laurelly Dale

Since graduating from The University of Winnipeg in 2003, Laurelly Dale has led a busy and diverse career.

Laurelly Dale Laurelly Dale, ©UWinnipeg Foundation 

“I’m fortunate enough to have the privilege of working three jobs,” laughs Dale.

Dale, who holds a BA with a double major in Justice and Law Enforcement and Politics, currently works as the Director of Content Development, Small Law & Litigation at LexisNexis Canada; a criminal and civil litigator as a member of the law society of BC and the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario); and also a contract Instructor for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Criminology Department.

Although Dale no longer lives in Winnipeg – she commutes between British Columbia and Ontario for work – she has not forgotten where she started her career.

“The University of Winnipeg helped me become what I am today . . . it instilled in me the need to work at a job that you’re passionate about and one that also assists in the larger contributions to society . . . “

Motivated by her passion for the law and a desire to help others, Dale also manages several pro bono files throughout the year as part of her busy schedule.

Dale attributes the foundation of her work ethic and ambition to skills she learned while studying at UWinnipeg. In particular, she credits the University for inspiring her to become a post-secondary instructor.

Laurelly Dale in UWinnipeg libraryDale says she spent much of her time at UWinnipeg in its library, ©UWinnipeg Foundation 

“[My position as an instructor] is a direct link from my time at The University of Winnipeg . . . [I landed the] opportunity to become a Teaching Assistant with Professor Colin Goff and that was just a dream come true for me as a second-year student. And that was my first foray into teaching and it had a large impact on my career today.” 

Dale, who was a UWinnipeg bursary and scholarship recipient, said that the opportunities the University gave her are why she chose to give back.  

“Simply put, The University of Winnipeg was my ticket to the life that I wanted and that I’m leading today.  If I’m able to pass that along to someone, then that’s the least I can do for them . . . ”

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