Our Team

The DRC is led by a Student Coordinator and an Assistant Student Coordinator, under the supervision of Co-Directors Margaret Capes & Doug Ferguson. Additionally, trained Interns assist the Coordinators with mediations and other DRC programming. These Intern positions are filled through a competitive application process in the fall of each year.

Margaret Capes
Margaret teaches at the community college, grassroots, Law Society and university levels as well as acting as Counsel at Community Legal Services and the Dispute Resolution Centre.
Margaret Capes received her undergraduate degree from Huron College at the University of Western Ontario in history and political science in 1984. After attending the University of Ottawa Law School, she received her LL.B. in 1987 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1989. She also obtained a Master of Adult Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 2005.

Nathalie Gondek
Student Coordinator
Nathalie is a second year law student, interested in litigation and labour law. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science at McGill University. 

Craig Gilchrist
Assistant Student Coordinator
Craig is a second year law student, interested in corporate and commercial litigation. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto’s Trinity College.

DRC Interns
There are 8 student Interns, all of whom have a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and community involvement.

DRC Team

(l-r) Craig Gilchrist, Margaret Capes, Nathalie Gondek