Angie Redecopp, MBA, LLB, BEd
MBA (University of Calgary)
LLB (University of Calgary)
BEd (University of Calgary)
I am a corporate lawyer turned academic. I am bringing together my law, business and international human rights passions and experiences in the classroom, in my research and in my other professional activities.
I spent over 10 years practicing corporate law and securities law in Calgary – initially with what is now Norton Rose Fulbright and then with Borden Ladner Gervais. I was also a small business owner both before practicing law and in between law firms. I then worked with International Justice Mission, an international NGO that does human rights work in developing countries. IJM focuses on such issues as forced labour, sex trafficking, illegal detention and property grabbing and seeks to strengthen public justice systems around the world. My work included leading insight trips with Canadians (some with students through travel studies at Ambrose) to learn about human rights and other international development work in Thailand, Cambodia, Rwanda, Uganda, Bolivia, Guatemala and El Salvador.
I joined Ambrose full time in 2015 but have been a sessional instructor since 2012. I teach in the business program (business law, business ethics & corporate governance, business strategy, introductory economics) and international development minor (intermediate international development, human trafficking). Ambrose University's business program focuses on business for more than just profit - better business and better society. My research focuses on business and human rights - as it relates to supply chain and corporate governance. I also chair the Soul of the Next Economy Forum, an event hosted at Ambrose that brings together business leaders, academics and those in the non-profit sector to work together towards better business and better society.
My husband, our two teenage kids and I enjoy sports and the outdoors, participate in our community and volunteer at our church.
- Supply Chain and Human Rights Best Practices for Canadian Companies - This project involves interviewing Canadian companies with countries at high risk for human rights labour issues as a part of their supply chains, either in terms of importing products or actual production. Interviews will focus on the full supply chain and steps being taken to monitor and influence activities taking place down the chain. The project will also involve observing and interviewing suppliers and other partners to the Canadian companies on a limited basis in specific regions in countries high at risk for human rights labour issues.
- Duty to the Corporation vs. Duty to Society – Analyzing the duty of directors and officers to the corporation through a review of legislation and case law in Canada and other jurisdictions.
- Supply Chain & Human Rights Legislation – Comparison of supply chain and human rights legislation in other jurisdictions (i.e. UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015) and analysis of the possibility of such legislation in Canada.
- Human Rights in the Business Law Classroom – Integrating human rights topics into business law curriculum.
Scholarly & Professional Activity
Justice lectures, sermons or speaking engagements on behalf of International Justice Mission include: chapels at King’s University, Prairie Bible College and Ambrose University, sermon at Drumheller Grace Lutheran, presentation at Alberta Missionfest, lecture at Bow Valley College, presentation to Christian Legal Fellowship (Calgary) and numerous other presentations and workshops.
Legal Publications & Presentations
- Presenter at Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto Stock Exchange and other legal conferences and workshops
- Contributor & co-author of securities & capital markets client bulletins – 2007-2011
- Co-author of charities client bulletin - 2011
- Contributor to investment management client bulletins – 2009-2011
- Co-author of “Securities Class Actions - Investor Power on the Rise?” – 2003
Academy of Management
Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Institute of Corporate Directors
Canadian Legal Fellowship
Past member of the Alberta Law Society and the Canadian and Calgary Bar Associations
Centre Street Church – Calgary church - board of governors (treasurer), finance committee (chair), past ministry health committee (member)
Harmony through Harmony – Calgary choral ensemble for young adults seeking to raise awareness of justice issues – board of directors (secretary)
Place of Rescue Foundation – small foundation providing support to Cambodian rescue centres - past board of directors (member)
MBA Consulting Alliance – student led consulting agency at University of Calgary – past board of directors (member)
Additional governance work through legal roles with senior executives and public companies’ boards of directors while practicing law with Borden Ladner Gervais and Norton Rose Fulbright.
Institutional and Community Service
Soul of the Next Economy Forum – event hosted at Ambrose that brings together business leaders, academics and those in the non-profit sector to work together towards better business and better society – committee chair
Current Ambrose committees – General Faculties Council, International Learning Committee, Sexual Violence Response Team
Past Ambrose committees – Curriculum Committee, Academic Appeals Community
Current community service – school volunteer, church youth and children’s ministry volunteer
Past community service – minor league sports coach, non-profit event volunteer, foster parenting, pro bono legal work for Calgary organizations, law firm led volunteer initiatives and committees, other church and school volunteer roles
Recent Conference Presentations
- Canadian Constitution Foundation Conference – Toronto – Jan 2015 – presentation of International Justice Mission paper on property grabbing in Uganda
- Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference – Calgary – May 2016 – presentation and paper on global human rights issues and Canadian/US business’s responsibilities
- Ambrose Research Conference – Calgary – March 2015, March 2017 – moderator and faculty supervisor for student led research for human trafficking and microfinance sessions