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

Certificate in Entertainment Law, Osgoode Hall, 2023

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

Named Winnipeg Poet Laureate for 2023 and 2024
Manitoba Book Awards John Hirsch Emerging Manitoba Writer Award (2022)
CBC Manitoba Future 40 Under 40 (2020)
D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for highest standing in Indigenous Economic Development and the Law (2020)
Clerk, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (2019)
Schwartz/Reisman Scholars Program for academic achievement and community involvement (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)
University of Manitoba Emerging Leaders Award (2015)

Board member – Artspace Inc.
Board member – Broadway Neighbourhood Centre
Vice Chair – Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie
Poetry editor – CV2 (Contemporary Verse 2)
Vice Chair (External) – Robson Hall Outlaws (LGBT2SQ+ Student Group) (2018 – 2020)
Chair – Robson Hall Feminist Legal Forum (2019 – 2020)
Co-Founder/Co-President, Black Law Students Association of Canada – Manitoba (2018 – 2020)

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)

  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Manitoba