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Alexa Abiscott

Alexa Abiscott is the General Counsel and Secretary of Sheridan’s Board of Governors. Since 2012, during Sheridan’s exciting transition to become a polytechnic university, Alexa has led the Office of General Counsel and Board Secretariat, which supports the institution, Board of Governors and myriad stakeholders to provide oversight responsibility for Sheridan’s legal counsel, policies, privacy program, data governance and risk management. Prior to joining Sheridan, Alexa articled and practiced as a litigator at a Bay Street law firm.

Alexa is a proud founding member of Women’s General Counsel Canada (WGCC), Member of the Executive of WGCC, Chair of the Ontario Chapter and Chair of the General Counsel Chapter of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario.

Alexa holds an Honour’s Bachelor Degree from McGill University in Anthropology, a Graduate Diploma in Business from McGill University, a Bachelor of Laws from Western University, and has been certified in NFP governance by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.