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Mary-Ethel Audley


Associate Faculty


Humanitarian Studies


Mary-Ethel Audley graduated in the first class of the Justice Institute of British Columbia – Police Academy and has 13 years’ experience with Canadian police forces. She went on to clerk at the Federal of Appeal, the final appellate court for federal tribunal decisions, before going on to work with a large corporate commercial law firm in Vancouver and then the provincial government. She has taught in the Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies program since 2006.


Audley has extensive experience teaching administrative law and constitutional and comparative legal systems courses, as well as practical experience as an administrative tribunal member. Audley recently retired from the provincial government, where she carried out many roles including: Chair of the Task Force on Protection of Children from Known Abusers; Treaty Negotiator for the Province of BC; and Chief Financial Officer of a ministry. 


Audley holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Victoria (1989). She also completed the Police Recruit Program at the Justice Institute of B.C. in 1975.