Vice Chair of the Board
Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Kim Brooks is the Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where she served as Dean from 2010-2015, and she is a technical tax law expert with the International Monetary Fund.
Prior to her arrival at Dalhousie, she served as an associate professor and the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation in the Faculty of Law at McGill University. She has also held appointments at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law and at Queen’s University. She teaches all areas of tax law, including individual taxation, corporate tax and international tax.
Before moving to academia, Kim practised as a tax lawyer with Stikeman Elliott LLP in its Toronto and London (UK) offices. Her practice focused on corporate and international tax, including tax aspects of cross-border investments and transactions, financings, and reorganizations and restructurings.
Kim graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from UBC and a Master of Laws (Taxation) from York University, Osgoode Hall Law School. She obtained the C. Dir. designation in 2016. Kim is a council member of the Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association and serves as the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Kim has also served as President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers.