Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Edmonton, Canada, T5M 0M1
Professor Gibson is the author of several books and many articles, chiefly about constitutional law and legal history. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and his scholarly work caused him to be designated “Distinguished Professor” and “Distinguished Professor Emeritus” by the University of Manitoba. His public service includes a lengthy term with the Manitoba Law Reform Commission, Chairmanship of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, and service as constitutional advisor to several governments, as well as to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. In 2006 he received the Edmonton Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Among his current projects is an annotated edition of the records of the General Quarterly Court of Assiniboia, the first court in British North America west of the Great Lakes.
Dale Gibson graduated in Arts from what is now the University of Winnipeg in 1954, and in Law from the University of Manitoba as gold medalist in 1958. After obtaining an LL.M. degree from Harvard University, he began teaching law at the University of Manitoba in 1959, a post he held until moving to the University of Alberta in 1991.
In addition to teaching and scholarship, he has practised within his areas of competence. After retiring from the University of Alberta in May, 2001, he continued to write while practicing as a consulting barrister in the area of public law. He has now returned to full-time scholarship.