Vivian is no longer with TDS. Please contact Tracy Medina for further assistance.

  • Primary Practice Area

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Practice Areas

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution


    Government & Regulatory

    Labour & Employment

    Privacy and Access Law


  • Education

    B.A. (Hons.) 1977 University of Manitoba
    J.D. 1984 University of Manitoba

  • Industries

    Health Care

    Provincial & Municipal Government

    Public Sector & Crown Corporations

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1985

  • Achievements

    Vivian has been selected by her peers to be included in the 2015 - 2018 Editions of Best Lawyers in Canada in Health Care Law.

  • In the Community

    Board of Trustees, the United Way of Winnipeg (serving on the United Way’s Executive as Honorary Counsel)

    Member, President’s Special Committee on Trust Safety, Law Society of Manitoba

    Member and a Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP delegate to the Law Society of Manitoba’s Justicia Project (addressing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women lawyers in private practice).

    United Way of Winnipeg, Community Investment Committee; Agency Liaison Volunteer.

    Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Community Play Committee.

    Board of Directors, Rainbow Stage (1983) Inc. to January 2014; Rainbow Stage Governance Committee, current.

    Chair of Doping Control, Athletics Canada Canadian Track and Field Championships, 2005.

  • Legal Teachings

    Presenter, University of Manitoba Café Scientifique series, DIY DNA: Science and Consequences, 2015.

    Presenter, Manitoba Bar Association, Respect for Autonomy or Elder Abuse: End of Life Treatment Decisions, Civil and Criminal Consequences, 2015.

    Presenter, Canadian Bar Association National Legal Conference, Dealing with Difficult People: Clients, Counsel and Colleagues, 2014.

    Presenter, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Spring Training Camp, “Privacy and Compliance: What you need to know”, April 2014.

    Presenter, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Population and Public Health Annual Conference, “Age of Consent and Child Protection Legislation”, March 2013.

    Presenter, Compliance Day™ 2012 and 2013, “When the Regulators Come Calling”.

    Law Society of Manitoba Continuing Professional Development, Practical Ethics, 2012.

    Manitoba Bar Association Health Law Section, The Insite decision, 2012.

    Lecturer, Health Law, University of Manitoba Medical School, 2009 and 2010.

    Grand Rounds, St. Boniface General Hospital, “Consent”, 2009.

    Grand Rounds, Health Sciences Centre, “Legal Issues and Social Work Practice in Health Care”, 2008.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Presenter, Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals (MCAT) annual conference, Developments in Administrative Law, May 2017

    Presenter, Women in Leadership Conference, “Managing Conflict”, May 2014.

  • Associations

    • Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research
    • Best Lawyers