Faculty of Law
1967 - 1994 (Deceased) '
Mme Allaire, as she was known to students and professors alike, was a central figure in the lives of the members of the Faculty of Law for the almost three decades she worked there. Her desk was located at what was then the entrance of the Faculty, just beyond the ceremonial doors of Old Chancellor Day Hall. From there, she could see all the comings and goings of the Faculty. Remarkably, she used that opportunity to learn everybody’s name, be they a student, staff member or professor, and gave everyone who passed by her desk, upon entering or leaving the Faculty, a warm smile and words of personal greeting, always remembering to ask how children were doing or how a student’s job interview went. This personal touch extended to those who phoned to speak to professors and staff members (remember, this was the day before voice mail!) She recognized all our family members’ voices and remembered their names, always giving them a greeting as well before forwarding the call to our offices. She is fondly remembered for her warm smile, sparkling eyes and thoughtful personality. She brought much joy to those around her and for that, she is an unsung hero of the Faculty of Law.
This nomination was submitted by Mme Allaire’s colleagues at the Faculty of Law