The Honourable Sandra Chapnik has had an inspiring career as a teacher, lawyer and judge. In 1973, she entered Osgoode Hall Law school in Toronto, Ontario, when her children were nine, seven, four, and three years old.
As a judge, Sandra wrote over 600 reported decisions, prompting a Supreme Court of Canada judge to describe her judgments as “beautifully written and filled with common sense and good judgment.”
In December 2021, the Governor General of Canada announced Sandra’s induction as a Member of the Order of Canada. She is also a recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.
Sandra lives in Toronto with her husband, Dr. Jerry Chapnik, close to their children, ten grandchildren, and recently, an adorable great-granddaughter.