ALIX STEVENSON, BA (HONS), LLB
Alix is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. She first engaged in tobacco control advocacy while attending undergrad studies at the University of Western Ontario in 1974. At the time, smoking was tolerated by students and professors, even in lecture halls. She initiated a campaign to end this practice which included withholding her tuition fees and mobilizing the support of the student body. Her efforts succeeded in creating a university bylaw banning tobacco use in classrooms. Subsequently, as a founding and executive member of the London branch of GASP (Group Against Smokersí Pollution), Alix directed public awareness campaigns, predominantly for the annual National Education Week on Smoking and Health.
Following graduation from law school in 1982, Alix moved to Goderich, Ontario with her physician husband Dr. Donald Neal and practised law in Lucknow and Goderich. In 2002, she again took up her work with others in tobacco control to successfully lobby for its first tobacco control bylaws.