Professor Chris Sprysak holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta and a Master of Laws (International Taxation) from New York University, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. During his studies, he has received numerous academic awards and scholarships including: a Fulbright Scholarship, the Governor General’s Silver Medal, the Horace Harvey Gold Medal in Law, and the Dr. Hu Harries Gold Medal in Business. He also obtained his Chartered Accountants’ designation in 1995 and was called to Alberta Bar in 1999. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Professor Sprysak practiced as an accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and as a taxation lawyer with Felesky Flynn LLP.
Professor Sprysak’s teaching and research interests are primarily in taxation law and policy and he teaches (or has taught) the following courses for the Faculty in this area: Taxation Law, Estate Planning, Corporate Taxation and Specialized Tax Topics. He is also interested in and teaches (or has taught) Professional Responsibility and Corporate Law. He was the Faculty’s 2010 recipient of the Tevie Miller Teaching Excellence Award. He has published articles on taxation law in academic and practitioner journals.