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About Constance MacIntosh

Constance MacIntosh is a Full Professor with Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, where she teaches immigration and refugee law, Indigenous and Aboriginal law, and contract law.  She was the Director of Dalhousie’s Health Law Institute and a Domain Leader with the Atlantic Metropolis Project, and has served on expert panels concerning Aboriginal food security and hydraulic fracturing.  Her research is informed by concerns about health justice and the role of legal categories in creating and perpetuating vulnerabilities.


Present Viscount Bennett Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Law, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law Health Law Institute


2016 - 2017 Grant
Max Bell Foundation
2015 Health Law, Ethics & Policy
CIHR Training Program
2011 Grant
Metropolis Pilot Grant
2009 Grant
NAWL Policy Research
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2000 - Present Member, Bar of British Columbia
2011 - 2019 Pro Bono Supervisor, Legal Information Clinic, Immigrant and Settlement Association of Nova Scotia
2014 - 2018 Member, Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women
2011 - 2017 Director, Dalhousie Health Law Institute
2014 Expert Panel Member, Nova Scotia Independent Review of Hydraulic Fracturing (“The Wheeler Panel”)
2012 - 2014 Expert Panel Member, Expert Panel on Food Security Research in Northern Canada, Council of Canadian Academies
2010 - 2011 Leader, “Policing, Justice and Security Domain”, Atlantic Metropolis Centre of Excellence
2005 - 2008 Member, Public Health Law Improvement Network
2003 - 2004 Task Force Advisor/Steering Committee, Task Force on Newcomer Access to Health Care in Nova Scotia
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Honors and Awards

  • Class of 1967 Teaching Award (2019)
  • Elizabeth (Bessie) Hall Prize in Feminist Advocacy (2015)
  • 2010-11 Recipient of the Dalhousie Law Students’ Society and Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Law Commission of Canada, Legal Dimensions Initiative Award (2006)


  • Indigenous Governance


BA Honours, Class Gold Medalist, University Concordia
MA, University of Alberta
LLB, Class Gold Medalist, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Contact Information

Schulich School of Law
Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

Books and Edited Collections (3)

Book Chapters (15)

Articles (29)