John Whyte

Professor Emeritus
B.A. (University of Toronto); LL.B. (Queen’s University); LL.M. (Harvard University); LL.D. Hons. (York University)


Joined the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 1969 as Assistant Professor; retired from Queen’s in 1996 as Full Professor. Served as Dean of Law from 1987 to 1992. He has held teaching appointments at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, Melbourne University, University of Toronto, University of British Colombia, and the University of Saskatchewan.

He has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Regina and a Senior Policy Fellow, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy. Currently a Policy Fellow at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina.

He is Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University and at University of Regina. He served as the Director of Constitutional Law in the Saskatchewan Department of the Attorney General from 1979 to 1982, advising Saskatchewan on the 1982 constitutional amendments.

From 1997 to 2002, served as Saskatchewan’s Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney-General. He was sent by the Government of Canada to participate in the Republic of Georgia’s 1994 constitutional reform process. More recently, he was sent to Nepal to assist in the Nepal Bar Association’s constitutional development project and to Vietnam to participate in the National Assembly’s Institute of Legislative Studies’ 2011 discussions on constitutional reform. His scholarly work is largely in the areas of constitutional law, constitutional development and diversity and accommodation.