Stephen Waxman

Congratulations to Stephen Waxman for being named a recipient of this year’s Carleton University Student’s Association (CUSA) Open Education Excellence Award! Students nominate candidates who have demonstrated outstanding ability to impart knowledge, consult students, invoke enthusiasm, and encourage participation from their students.

“To receive an award from the students themselves means everything to me. I will always be grateful to Carleton for giving me an opportunity to teach in the Department of Law.”  – Stephen Waxman

Stephen Waxman has been a Contract Instructor in the Department for 16 years, teaching a number of courses including Contract Law, Law of Environmental Quality, Banking Law, and Legal Issues in eCommerce. Education runs in the family as both of Stephen’s daughters are teachers, and his wife is a retired teacher and principal. Mr. Waxman holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa.

Mr. Waxman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his teaching in our Department, having worked in the Department of Justice for 31 years within both commercial law and law pertaining to human health and the environment. Mr. Waxman was the legal counsel working as part of a small team for the creation of the Public Agency of Canada and the appointment of Canada’s first Chief Public Health Officer. He has also been the legal counsel responsible for the coordination of the environmental assessment report pertaining to the Confederation Bridge linking PEI to the mainland; the legal counsel responsible for the creation of the federal environmental assessment agency and its legislation; and Counsel to the Minister of Health during the SARS outbreak.

Congratulations Mr. Waxman on receiving this student-nominated award recognizing your outstanding teaching!