The Honourable Madam Justice Lorna-Lee Snowie

The Honourable Madam Justice Lorna-Lee Snowie signing

Doctor of Letters

(honoris causa) DLitt

The Honourable Madam Justice Lorna-Lee Snowie received the honorary degree, Doctor of Letters and delivered the convocation address to graduates of Nipissing’s Faculty of Arts and Science.

Snowie was born and raised in North Bay and was one of the original 49 students of Nipissing College in 1967-1968. She was also a member of the first student council.  She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984.  In 1999, Snowie was appointed as a Judge to the Bench of the Superior Court of Justice and assigned to the Central West Region in the province of Ontario. From 2002-2005, she was one of three federal judges selected to be involved with a Canadian International Development Agency project of justice reform in the Philippines.  In 1990, she co-founded and coordinated the Romanian Orphan Relief Organization, with a mandate to bring medicine, equipment, doctors and technicians to hospitals and orphanages in Romania following the 1989 revolution. Snowie is a frequent speaker on issues of women’s rights, family law, children’s rights and crimes against children.