Ruby Dhand is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, an M.A. from Carleton University, an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, an LL.M. from University of Toronto, and is nearing completion of her Ph.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School. Ruby has been awarded the CIHR Fellowship and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Dhand has worked as a human rights lawyer, specializing in disability law in Ontario. In particular, she has advocated on behalf of people with mental health disabilities in the criminal justice system and on behalf of sexual assault victims and survivors of domestic abuse. She has been part of test-case litigation teams on major cases in disability law at the Supreme Court and Federal Court. Ruby has numerous publications including the Halsbury Laws of Canada for Mental Health Law (co-author) and articles in law journals such as the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice. She has taught at Osgoode and TRU, organized conferences and public legal education workshops and has been involved in disability law, health law and diversity issues. At Thompson Rivers University, Dr. Dhand teaches Administrative Law, Health Law, Human Rights Law and Clinical Law. She currently oversees the TRU Legal Information Service and the Clinical Program.