Janet Epp Buckingham


Janet Epp Buckingham is a professor at Trinity Western University and the Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre, an Ottawa-based, live-in, extension program focusing on leadership in public policy, business and communications.

Dr. Buckingham has lived and studied in England, France and South Africa. It was while studying at bible college and working with the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge, England, that she developed a passion for applying Christian principles to public policy. Dr. Buckingham served in an advocacy role as Executive Director of Christian Legal Fellowship (1991-94) and with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada as general legal counsel (1999-2003) and director, law and public policy (2003-2006).

In the fall of 2006, Dr. Buckingham had a strong sense of calling to take on leadership of the Laurentian Leadership Centre. While she had taught courses at the LLC, being the director gives her greater opportunity to invest in the lives of students. She is also pleased to now participate in academic conferences on religious freedom and human rights in Canada and internationally.

Dr. Buckingham currently resides in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and two children. They are all foodies and enjoy cooking for their family and friends.

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Magna Carta versus Canadian Charter
Jun 1, 2015
Convivium Article
Pointless Protests
Dec 4, 2014
Convivium Article
New Justice, New Challenges?
Nov 28, 2014
Convivium Article
Being a Christian in the World Today
Aug 5, 2014
Convivium Article
PQ Lite
Jun 9, 2014
Convivium Article
Fighting Over God
Jun 1, 2014
Convivium Article
God: The Highest Good
Apr 14, 2014
Convivium Article
Why Not Rather Be Wronged?
Mar 1, 2014
Comment Article
What's all the fuss about Trinity Western University?
Feb 10, 2014
Convivium Article
At Least Quebec Is Honest About It
Sep 23, 2013
Convivium Article
Buying Groceries in Egypt
Aug 19, 2013
Convivium Article
Protest and Persuasion: Productive or Pointless?
Mar 1, 2013
Comment Article
Hard-Won Religious Freedom
Jan 23, 2013
Convivium Article
Interview: Janet Epp Buckingham on a New Law School in Canada
Dec 21, 2012
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Competing Religions, Competing Rights, and a Court Getting it Right
Dec 20, 2012
Convivium Article
A Smart Pre-Emptive Move
Sep 13, 2012
Convivium Article
Putting the Canadian Office of Religious Freedom in Context
Nov 24, 2011
CPiP Article
Extraordinary Leadership
Dec 17, 2010
Comment Article
Speak in ways they can understand
Jul 2, 2010
Comment Article
Canada at 150
Apr 9, 2010
Comment Article
When to speak up
Sep 4, 2009
Comment Article
Bearing witness in a stereotyping world
Apr 17, 2009
Comment Article
Q&A with Janet Epp Buckingham, Director, Laurentian Leadership Centre
Dec 5, 2008
Comment Article
Williamsburg Charter: a symposium on religious freedom in public life
Jun 27, 2008
Comment Article
Good news? A Comment symposium
Dec 14, 2007
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