Signa A. Daum Shanks

Professor Emerita
Signa A. Daum Shanks photo
BA (Hons) (Saskatchewan), MA (Western), LLB (Osgoode), LLM, (Toronto), PhD (Western), of the Bar of Ontario and the Indigenous Bar Association
Signa A. Daum Shanks, who was born and raised in Saskatchewan, joined Osgoode’s full-time faculty on July 1, 2014 from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law where she had been an Assistant Professor since 2009 and had taught Torts, Law and Economics, Aboriginal Self-government, Canadian Legal History, and the Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Rights Moot. At Osgoode, she teaches Torts, Law and Economics, Game Theory and the Law (via Monash University Law School), and Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law. She has taught at the summer program hosted at the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre, and she is an instructor in the law program at Nunavut Arctic College. Professor Daum Shanks was Osgoode’s inaugural Director of Indigenous Outreach from 2014 to 2018.
Prior to working in law schools, Professor Daum Shanks was on the faculty at the University of Alberta’s School of Native Studies and had regularly taught at the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Native Studies and First Nations University of Canada. She also previously worked with Ontario’s Office of the Attorney General (Criminal Appeals Division), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (formerly DIAND), the federal Department of Justice, and the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie.