Prof. Kent Roach

Portrait of Kent Roach

Kent Roach is professor of law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He previously served on the research advisory committee of the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar and as research director of the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182. He also served as law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. He is the author or co-author of 17 books. Prof Roach was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002. In 2013, he was one of four academics awarded a Trudeau Fellowship in recognition of his research and social contributions. He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 and was awarded the Molson Prize in 2017 for his contributions to the social sciences and humanities. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Yale University.