Amy Gough Farnworth

Part-time Instructor

Law, Faculty of

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Amy has been a part-time instructor at UNB Law since 2004. She practised with the New Brunswick government, including for eight years as Senior Legislative Advisor to the Labour Division of the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. She also practiced in the Labour and Employment Practice Groups of Patterson Palmer (now Cox & Palmer) in the areas of labour, employment and human rights law for approximately ten years.

Amy served for eight years in progressive positions on the CBA’s National Labour and Employment Law Section Executive, finishing as National Past Chair in 2013. She has also served on numerous human rights and equality boards and committees, including delegate with the Canadian Delegation to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland in 2012, where she spoke on behalf of Canada on issues related to youth unemployment.

In 2018, Amy returned to the public service in the position of Director of Labour Relations with New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). She is responsible for NBCC’s overall relationship with its unions: advising on management-labour relations, interpreting collective agreements, and managing grievances. During collective bargaining, Amy will be the lead negotiator in relation to all labour contracts governing NBCC’s five bargaining units. Amy also oversees all privacy, right-to-information and human rights compliance processes, as well as the administration of student discipline mechanisms for NBCC’s six campuses.

Courses taught

  • Human Rights Law
  • Labour Law