Elizabeth holds a Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2014) and a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University (2014). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Earth Sciences with First Class Honours at Dalhousie University (2009) with a research focus on diamond bearing rocks.
While completing her Juris Doctor, Elizabeth was a recipient of the Leonard A Kitz Prize (2014) for skill in legal oral argument and the Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP Award in Law (2014) for the highest standing in Construction Law. While Completing her Master of Public Administration, Elizabeth received several awards, including the Institute of Public Administration of Canada Award for Academic Excellence (2014) for attaining the highest average among full time students graduating from the Dalhousie University Public Administration program and the David MacDonald Memorial Award (2013) for her paper entitled, “Municipalities and the Crown’s Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples: Big Changes or Big Problems.”
Elizabeth is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association. She is currently a Public Representative (lay member) of the Geoscientists Nova Scotia Council and an acclaimed Member at Large of the CBA Environmental, Energy & Resources Law Section.
Elizabeth is a contributing author on a number of publications, including:
- ISA Technical Study No. 15: A Study of Key Terms in Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Kingston, International Seabed Authority, 2016)
- Fedortchouk, Y., & McIsaac, E. (2013). Surface dissolution features on kimberlitic chromites as indicators of magmatic fluid and diamond quality, Proceedings of 10th International Kimberlite Conference (Journal of the Geological Society of India), pp. 297-308.
- Yoshino, T., McIsaac, E., Laumonier, M., & Katsura, T. (2012). Electrical conductivity of partial molten carbonate peridotite, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, pp. 1-9.
- Yoshino, T., Laumonier, M., McIsaac, E., & Katsura, T. (2010). Electrical conductivity of basaltic and carbonatite melt-bearing peridotites at high pressures: Implications for melt distribution and melt fraction in the upper mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, pp. 593-602.
B.Sc. (Hons), Dalhousie University (2009)
M.P.A., Dalhousie University (2014)
J.D., Dalhousie University (2014)