Articles & Media

Speech given at 2017 IWD conference

By Myrna McCallum I want to acknowledge that the land on which we are gathered this evening is Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Metis. I would like to thank the Saskatoon Women’s Community Council for asking me to speak tonight. Let me start by sharing a story of mine that my… Continue Reading

UBC Alumni Profile

By Kate Braaten, Allard Law JD Candidate 2019   I had the pleasure of meeting with Myrna McCallum the recently appointed Director of Investigations at UBC. Myrna is Cree-Métis from northern Saskatchewan. She was a single mom of young children during her time at law school. Racism, exclusion and the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in… Continue Reading

Vicarious trauma in the legal profession

Note: this article was written by Carolynne Burkholder-James and was originally published in the CBA National on March 21, 2019 Myrna McCallum never learned about vicarious trauma in law school. "It was only after I became a Crown prosecutor and even more after I became an adjudicator in residential school claims that I began to… Continue Reading