Darcy Whittaker was born in New Westminster and his family moved to Kelowna when he was two years old. After graduating from Rutland Senior Secondary, Darcy attended the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. Darcy was awarded the President’s Entrance Scholarship and Dean’s List standing throughout his studies. Darcy received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, an interdisciplinary degree with courses ranging from political science to economics and other areas. These studies required an understanding of conflict – ideological, historical and legal – which led Darcy to pursue a career as a lawyer.
Darcy may be a familiar face to some, since prior to and throughout his undergraduate degree he worked throughout the Okanagan region to afford his studies. He worked in construction, trucking, sales and more. He is no stranger to long days, hard work, and customer service.
Darcy chose to attend Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he received the Centennial Entrance Scholarship for British Columbia. While at Osgoode Hall, Darcy took part in a clinical intensive assisting people with immigration matters, participated in an intercollegiate moot, and volunteered with Pro Bono Ontario. During his studies, he was also awarded the Ian Scott Public Interest Award.