Before she met Ian, Hilary was a gainfully employed civil servant: a program officer at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Then, one day, a proposal for a project called “On the Identity Trail” crossed her desk… She ended up quitting her job and going to law school.
While at U of O, Hilary worked with Ian on topics from disability law to sensor networks to constitutional protections of privacy. As she recalls, she also spent a lot of time on grant applications, which comes in handy now that she's a prof and applying for grants of her own.
Hilary is now an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick. Her main research areas are defamation law and health law -- especially informed consent and end of life legal issues.