In recognition of the outstanding contributions Judge J. Elliott Hudson made to the University of King’s College, to his profession as Family Court Judge and to his volunteer commitment, the University of King’s College Alumni Association has established the Judge J. Elliott Hudson Distinguished Alumnus/a Award.
This award is to recognize King’s alumni who, like Judge Hudson, have made significant contributions to their discipline, community, charitable or volunteer work.
Douglas Ruck (BA ’72) received the 2017 Judge J. Elliot Hudson Award at the King’s Alumni Annual Dinner on May 27, 2017. Doug is a lawyer and arbitrator with extensive experience in the fields of labour and employment law, human rights, civil litigation and administrative law. He oversaw the consolidation of six of the major labour and employment tribunals in Nova Scotia as the first full time Chairperson of the Unified Nova Scotia Labour Board. He also served as the Ombudsman of Nova Scotia. He devotes considerable time to volunteer and community work. In addition to his King’s degree, Doug holds a law degree from Dalhousie, and is a member of the Queen’s Counsel.
Read remarks presented at the dinner by Raymond Oake (1971) about his friend and contemporary.