H. Archibald (Archie) Kaiser is a Professor at the Schulich School of Law and cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. At the Law School, he teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Mental Disability Law: Civil and Criminal. In the Department of Psychiatry, he presents Legal Issues in Psychiatry in the Residency Training Program. He has been a director of several organizations, including the Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division, the Healthy Minds Co-op and reachability and was a member of the Mental Health and the Law Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Archie is currently a Provincial Advisor to People First Nova Scotia and a member of the executive committee of HaliFix, an offshoot of the Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre, which has just opened an Overdose Prevention Site in Halifax. He has been active in several law reform campaigns. Archie came to NSACL because he has always appreciated the work of the organization in advocating for persons labelled with an intellectual disability and is committed to upholding to this tradition.