President & Executive

The President is the face of the Yukon Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). As its spokesperson and members’ advocate, the President is responsible for key relationships within the organization: other branches, the National office, Council, the Board of Directors, the Executive Officers, legal groups in Yukon Territory and nationally, the public and the media.

We are proud to present the biographies of our current Yukon Branch President and our Executive Officers.

Sylvie McCallum Rougerie

Sylvie McCallum Rougerie

President

Sylvie McCallum Rougerie has been counsel with the federal Department of Justice since 2014. She joined the Yukon office of the Department of Justice in 2019, where she practices civil litigation. From 2014 to 2019, she worked in the Human Rights Law Section of the Department of Justice in Ottawa, where her practice focused primarily on international human rights law and ss. 7-15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Sylvie holds a J.D. degree from the University of Toronto and an LL.M. in Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law from Leiden University. Her graduate work was awarded the 2017 Thoolen NJCM-Dissertation Prize by the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists, which led to the publication of her thesis under the title “Police Failures to Combat Sexual Assault: Lessons from International and Regional Human Rights Law for Improving Accountability under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”. Sylvie is on the editorial board of the Philippe Kirsch Global Justice Journal and is the vice-president of the Yukon Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBAY).

Gavin Gardiner

Gavin Gardiner

Past President

Gavin Gardiner is a lawyer in the Whitehorse office of Woodward & Company LLP and is currently called as a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of Yukon.  Gavin has served as a Judicial Law Clerk to two Justices of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and assisted on cases heard by the Yukon Court of Appeal. For nearly a decade prior to attending law school at the University of Ottawa, Gavin served the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in many roles, including Legislation/Policy Analyst, Implementation and Negotiation Official and Senior Government Official (Executive Director). He holds Bachelor of Arts (double honours) in Literature and Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and a certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart

Vice-President

Sarah Hart is an associate at Lamarche, Lang & Barrett and is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Sarah practices in the areas of Wills and Estates, Family Law and Civil Litigation. Prior to Sarah’s move to Whitehorse, she began her legal career in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she worked for a mid-sized law firm that primarily focused on Family Law and Child Protection. Sarah is passionate about children’s law issues and is an active member in the legal community. Outside of work, Sarah can be found running after her dog, Sadie, and showing off her subpar hockey skills.

Luke Faught

Secretary-Treasurer

Luke has been a lawyer since 2010, and has been called to the Bar in the Yukon, Alberta, and Ontario. His practice has a wide focus which includes: municipal bylaw prosecutions, corporate and contract disputes, personal injury, and human rights. He has also given advice to municipalities on their rights and obligations. He has represented clients in all levels of Court in the Yukon and Alberta.

Luke writes articles intended to educate the public on issues affecting their legal rights, and his work has been published in Yukon News, Yukon University’s academic journal Northern Review, and Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine.

Cynthia Malouin

Executive Director

Cynthia has been with the CBA Yukon Branch since 2019. Prior to Cynthia’s move to Whitehorse, she worked as a lawyer in a Legal Clinic in Ontario where she provided advice and representation on various legal issues, including human rights, employment law, housing, and social assistance. Cynthia holds a LL.L and J.D. degree from the University of Montreal and the University of Ottawa and is currently called as a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of Yukon. Cynthia is on the board of the Humane Society Yukon and on the board of the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre.