Commissioner’s Biographical Statement
Howard Kushner is the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. Howard has extensive experience in administrative law and professional regulation. He taught administrative law at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, and the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. From 1999 to 2006, Howard was BC’s Ombudsperson. He was the first Chief Legal Officer of the Law Society of British Columbia overseeing the disciplinary process of lawyers from initial intake of complaints through to citation. Since 2012, Howard has practised law in Vancouver providing legal advice to various professional regulatory bodies including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the College of Dental Surgeons of BC and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. He has also sat on several disciplinary panels for professionals, including the College of Pharmacists of BC and the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB).