A/Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Protection Division
Roula joined the
IRB as Deputy Chair of the Immigration Division in April 2018.
From 2015 to 2018, she was the Deputy Superintendent, Operations and Corporate Services at the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, where she managed a national regulatory program.
From 2012 to July 2015, she was the Executive Director and General Counsel at the Federal Court. In this role, Roula managed the Judicial Services of the Federal Court and provided legal support in the Office of the Chief Justice.
From 2009 to 2012, Roula held the position of Registrar of the Tax Court of Canada, where she managed all Registry Services of the Tax Court.
Prior to joining the Public Service, she practised law at Osler and Stikeman Elliott.
Roula taught Corporate Finance for several years as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa's Common Law Program, and has spoken about a variety of legal issues at numerous conferences and events.
She has been recognized for her contributions, including a Public Service Award of Excellence in 2015 for Management Excellence and a Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Roula is a member of the Ontario Bar and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, an LLB and an MBA.