Ms. Spencer graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1987 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1989. In addition to her law degree, Pamela holds a Bachelor in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters in Health Science in Health Administration/Collaborative Program in Bioethics from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Prior to joining Cancer Care Ontario in 2003, Ms. Spencer practiced corporate commercial law, specializing in the health sector, at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP where she was Chair of the Toronto Health Law Group and co-Chair of the Toronto Privacy Law Group.
Ms. Spencer is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, the Canadian Bioethics Society. She is a former Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Health Law Executive and Chair of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Health Law Specialist Certification Committee.
Ms. Spencer has written and lectured widely on many aspects of health law and health privacy.