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Keshia Holloman-Dawson

Keshia Holloman-Dawson – an award-winning advocate who prides herself on her commitment to wellness, reconciliation, and inclusion – is a fourth-generation born and raised Calgarian, and Student-at-Law in the corporate energy sector.


In 2019, she graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree in Law & Society, completing a community-based research thesis focused on the lived experiences and story-telling of Indigenous women under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Henry. In 2022, she graduated from the University’s Faculty of Law and School of Public Policy with a Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy, completing a thesis on energy sector regulation under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Winter. She has worked in a number of settings including as a civilian policing coordinator in the Respectful Workplace Office and as a caseworker for people struggling with houselessness. She has dedicated her career to promoting community engagement and volunteerism, antidiscrimination, cultural understanding, and equitable inclusion.


A visionary leader and change-maker, Keshia has significant experience as a mentor and advocate for racialized and marginalized communities. During her time in law school, Keshia was the President of the UCalgary Chapter of the Black Law Students’ Association – a role she leveraged to generate scholarship, internship, and mentorship opportunities; coordinate antiracism training; and foster mental health initiatives. Most notably Keshia worked with Faculty leadership to create and implement the Black Student Admissions process, which has since seen a 900% increase in Black student representation at the law school (current to Fall 2022).


Keshia currently serves on the boards and committees of multiple organizations focused on inclusion and community development.

Keshia Holloman-Dawson
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