Chimwemwe (Chim) Undi



Chimwemwe (Chim) is an associate lawyer at TDS.

Chimwemwe (Chim) Undi


Chim is an associate lawyer with TDS in Winnipeg. Chim graduated from Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in 2020. During law school, she worked as a summer student at the Public Interest Law Centre and clerked at the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench. Before law school, she obtained an MA in linguistics, focused on critical discourse analysis, from York University.

Additional Information

University of Manitoba, Robson Hall Faculty of Law, Juris Doctor (2020)

York University, M.A. in Linguistics (2017)

University of Manitoba, B.A. (Adv.) in Linguistics (2016)

Manitoba, 2021

Clerk, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (2019)

Schwartz/Reisman Scholars Program – for academic achievement and community involvement (2017-2018; 2018-2019)

Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson Hon. Marshall Rothstein Prize for highest standing in Constitutional Law (2019)

Taylor McCaffrey LLP Entrance Award (2017)

York University Graduate Fellowship (2016/17)

University of Manitoba Emerging Leaders Award (2015)

CBC Future 40 recipient (2020)

D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for highest standing in Indigenous Economic Development and the Law (2020)

Member, Artspace Inc Board of Directors

Vice Chair, Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie

Poetry Editor at Contemporary Verse 2 (2017 – ongoing)

Vice-Chair (External), Robson Hall Outlaws (LGBT2SQ+ Student Group) (2018/19, 2019/20)

Chair, Robson Hall Feminist Legal Forum (2019/20)

Co-Founder/Co-President, Black Law Students Association of Canada – Manitoba Branch (2018/19, 2019/20)

Host, “Public Interest Work in the Early Years of One’s Career – A Discussion”, with the Public Interest Law Centre (April 2021);

Panelist, “Racial Justice in Canada: Anti-Black Racism and the Legal Profession”, The Canadian Bar Association (August 2020)

Speaker, “Summit Series 4: Inclusion in Our City”, United Way of Winnipeg Summit Series (December 2020)

Keynote speaker, Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts and Winnipeg Arts Council Awards (June 2018); and

Keynote speaker, Toronto Public Library’s Young Voices Writers Conference (October 2017)