Jacqueline Armstrong Gates

2017 Arts Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

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Jacqueline Armstrong Gates received her BA in Political Science in 1991. She earned her LLB from Queen’s University in 1994 and was called to the bar in 1996. Today she is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office. She has over twenty years of litigation experience and including a term as head of the advocacy department.

Jacqueline has argued cases in the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court and has represented parties at trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She was named by law publication Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 and was also on Waterloo Region Record’s 40 under 40 list.

Jacqueline has actively contributed to numerous community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Build, the Food Bank, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, as well as numerous professional associations. She is an outstanding alumni mentor to UWaterloo students, regularly attending career events and offering one-on-one advice.

Jacqueline is an exemplary UWaterloo alumnus and ambassador.