Christopher C. Watkins








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Christopher Watkins graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School

In 1993. he graduated as a Solomon Greenburg finalist, with the prize for the highest standing in crime, law and society, second highest standing in aboriginal law and  Dean’s Honors List standing.  He also holds a psychology degree with first class standing and a business administration degree.

Mr Watkins is an experienced courtroom litigator. He has argued seriously contested jury and non-jury trials as well as appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has spent few days out of this environment during his career. He  also has devoted himself to human rights issues both inside and outside of the courts.

Mr. Watkins also served two Governor General in Council appointed terms in the quasi judicial capacity as Chairperson of the Canada Pension Review Tribunals.


• 1993 University of Manitoba Law School (Deans List standing)

•. 1991 Lakehead University degree Bachelor of Arts ( psychology )(first class standing)

• 1982 Lakehead University degree Bachelor of Business Administration

Other education:

• 1998. Canada Pension Tribunal workshop  – Toronto , Ontario

•. 1998 Harvard based negotiation workshop (Certificate obtained)

•. 2002 Canada Pension Tribunal workshop –  Ottawa, Ontario

Awards and Honours:

•. 2011 invested in Order of St George –  Canada

•. 2010 recognized in Law Society of Upper Canada

    Lawyers Make History Project.

•.  2010. Honorary  Life Member of Italian Cultural

     Society of Port Arthur ( Team Independence 09)

•. 2009 invested in OSMTH  ( Order of Temple of Jersusalem)

• 2009  Citizen of Achievement Award

  City of Thunder Bay ( Team Independence 09)

•. 2009 Arctic Explorer Golden Spike award for outstanding accomplishment (Team Independence 09)

• 2005. Government of Ontario Volunteer Award 10 year

.  2005 Citizen of Achievement Award

  City if Thunder Bay (Team Tae Kwon  Do)

•. 2003 Citizen of  Achievement Award

    City of Thunder Bay ( Team Everest 03)

•.  2003 Recognition of Achievement Award

     Kingdom of Nepal

•.  2003 Letter of Recognition and Congratulations

Prime Minister Paul Martin, Canada ( Team Everest 03)

•. 2003 U.S Presidents Award Council of

Fitness Award ( joint – Team Everest 03)

• 2003 Barbara Jordan Media Award ( joint – Team Everest 03)

• 2003 Governor Rick Perry (State of Texas)

Member Commissioned Commerative Poster Team Everest 03

•. 2001 Government of Canada  Certificate of Recognition

Year of the Volunteer

•. 2001 Citizen of Achievement Award, City of Thunder Bay

( Climbs for Kids – Mt. Kilimanjaro)