About the Author

Elias Munshya

Elias Munshya

In 2007, I made the trip from Zambia to Canada as a student at Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have since worked as a counsellor and as a pastor in Calgary, Alberta. I am now a registered student-at-law with the Law Society of Alberta (LSA).

As a student-at-law, I must do a term of articles to satisfy requirements for the call to the bar in the Province of Alberta. On March 1st 2015, I started my first two-month composite articling position with Kubitz and Company, a personal injury law firm based in Calgary. My principal was Mr. Walter Kubitz, Q.C. In May 2015, I articled at Howard Law Office for a month. Ms. Claire McMordie of West End Legal Centre (WELC) in Calgary offered me a term of articles starting July 2, 2015. At WELC I work with both Claire and her partner M. Jenny McMordie in the areas of civil litigation, wills and estates, and corporate-commercial law. My prospective areas of practice after my bar call are those that are closely connected to social justice, constitutionalism and the rule of law.

On this website, using a multi-disciplinary approach, I combine a passion for law, theology, history and politics to reflect on issues affecting both personal and national development in Zambia, Canada and the rest of the world.  I do this with the conviction that our true greatness lies ahead of us. I also passionately believe that we owe a duty to the next generation to do all we can to make their world a better world.

As a child growing up in different parts of my native Zambia, my school-teacher father modelled before us what it meant to be dedicated to country and public service. In 2001, after college graduation, I served as an instructor and eventually as principal of a theological college in Zambia. I have served in ordained ministry since 2004.

Education History

  1. Master of Laws (LLM), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (2015)
  2. Master of Business Administration (MBA), Law, University of Wales (2015). Dissertation Topic: “Motivation in a Religious Organization: The Case of Evangel Christian Assembly.” The dissertation can be downloaded here: Elias Munshya University of Wales Dissertation
  3. Master of Arts (Counselling), Providence University College, Manitoba, Canada (2014)
  4. Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Honours), University of Northumbria , England, Second Class Honours, First Division (2:1) (2012)
  5. Master of DivinityAmbrose University , Calgary, AB, Canada, Cum Laude, Valedictorian (2009)
  6. Master of Arts (Leadership), Global School of Theology, Cape Town, South Africa (2005)
  7. Bachelor of Arts (Theology), Swaziland College of Theology & Global University (MO, USA), graduated with highest class GPA (2000)

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