Joshua Tan

Human Rights Clinic - HRC

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Joshua’s Legal Administrative Assistant:

Julie Craig




Joshua is an advocate with the BC Human Rights Clinic at CLAS, representing people with human rights complaints before the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in Political Science and East Asian Studies from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts in History from Simon Fraser University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia. He is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Joshua works extensively with immigrant communities and finds the work of community and relationship building and intercultural conflict management very rewarding.

While attending law school, he volunteered as a Clinician with the UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program in their Chinatown clinic, and participated in a public interest work placement program as a Legal Advocate with a community organization in Richmond. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He is also a trained mediator who has mediated small claims cases before the Provincial Court of British Columbia.

In his younger days, he ran as a competitive track athlete. Trading in his spikes for a military uniform, he ran to the rescue of others as a combat medic. These days, Joshua is learning to embrace a less hurried life, no longer running to or from anything. Outside of work, he is often found at the dojo, where he trains in Yoshinkan Aikido.