H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law

Join Prof. Christians for a FB Live event on 27 June 2019, 10 am

Allison Christians speaking in the Maxwell Cohen Moot Court during Homecoming 2018.

Are you interested in pursuing graduate studies in Law? On 27 June 2019, 10 am (eastern time), Prof. Allison Christians, Associate Dean (Research), will discuss her work on how technological innovations both challenge and empower societies to build an economically, environmentally, and politically sustainable world, and how McGill Law graduate students can learn more. If you have any questions you would like Prof. Christians to address, please post them the Facebook event listing.

Make sure to like the "Faculty of Law | Faculté de droit - McGill" Facebook page to be notified when we go live. The live stream will be viewable at facebook.com/LawMcGill.


We're on Youtube!

The Stikeman Chair has participated in a number of events that were videotaped. We have created a Youtube channel to share these talks with you. Visit our youtube.com channel to view all the videos, or watch key talks given by Professor Allison Christians on taxation and rights below.


H. Heward Stikeman

The H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, endowed in 2005, was created through the generous support of The Heward Stikeman Fiscal Institute and of friends of Heward Stikeman.

Professor Allison Christians, previously at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin, took up the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law in May 2012 as its second incumbent.

Find out more about Allison's research in Focus online (April 2014)

About the Chair

The primary goals of the chair H. Heward Chair in Tax Law are to foster scholarship contributing to fairer and simpler tax rules locally, nationally and globally, and to attract faculty committed to developing a comparative, integrated and dynamic approach to the teaching of the law of taxation.

It was those aspirations that informed the career of H. Heward Stikeman who practiced tax law for over 50 years.

About H. Heward Stikeman

H. Heward Stikeman (1913-1999) was a two-time graduate of McGill, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1935 and a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1938. He would go on to become one of the university's most celebrated graduates.

Among his many accomplishments, Stikeman drafted Canada's wartime tax legislation, co-founded the law firm of Stikeman Elliott and authored a series of books and annotations that are still used today. Read "PDF icon In Honour of H. Heward Stikeman for His Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Taxation", in Canadian Tax Journal, (1999), Vol. 47, No. 3.