Adjunct Professor & Director of Refugee Forum
57, Louis Pasteur St., Room 553
(613) 562-5800 ext. 8871
B.A. ( Carleton), LLB ( Dalhousie), of the Bar of Ontario, Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights (2003-04)
Peter Showler is the Director of the Refugee Forum, located at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa. The Refugee Forum undertakes various research and law reform initiatives dealing with refugee law. Peter teaches Immigration and Refugee Law and Advanced Refugee law.
Peter is the former Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ( 1999-2002 ) and is the author of Refugee Sandwich: stories of exile and asylum. He frequently speaks and writes on refugee issues.
Previously Peter sat as a member of the IRB (1994-99) and practiced immigration and refugee law (1986-94) while serving as the Co-Director of Ottawa-Carleton Community Legal Services, a community legal clinic providing free legal services in traditional poverty law areas.