Calgary Student Program

Meet Our Students

Our 2016 Summer Students:


Ashton Brehm, University of Saskatchewan
abrehm@torys.com | 403.776.3795

Ashton Brehm

Ashton completed his first year of law school at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a BComm (finance) also from the University of Saskatchewan. Ashton participates in various debates and public speaking competitions at the University of Saskatchewan. He was also selected to represent the University of Saskatchewan at the Global Asset Management forum in February 2014. Previously, Ashton worked as a farm hand at Brehm Farms Ltd. and as a life guard and manager at Eston Riverside Regional Park Pool. He also worked as a finance analyst at Dembroski Portfolio Trust. Ashton’s interests include portfolio management, volunteering and sports.


Tanis Makowsky, University of Calgary
tmakowsky@torys.com | 403.776.3794

Tannis Makowsky

Tanis completed her second year of law school at the University of Calgary. She will be attending the University of Houston for two years as part of the joint JD International Energy Lawyers Program. She has an Honours BA (philosophy) from the University of Victoria. At law school, she is a student ambassador and was a volunteer law student (family law project) for the Pro Bono Students Canada. Last summer, she worked as a legal summer student/international energy lawyers’ intern at Inter Pipeline Ltd. Previously, Tanis worked as a visitor information counselor at Parksville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre and as a sales associate at Coach. Tanis’ interests include travelling and stock car racing.


Tara McCarthy, University of Ottawa
tmccarthy@torys.com | 403.776.3793

Tara Mccarthy

Tara completed her second year of law school at the University of Ottawa. She has an Honours BA (international relations) from the University of British Columbia. Last summer, she worked as a legal intern and observatory on social profiling fellow for the Ticket Defence Program. Tara also participated in the Nelligan O’Brien Payne First-Year Moot Court Competition in Ottawa. Previously, Tara was a legal intern at McKoena Law and worked as a judicial clerk at the Alberta Provincial Court Civil, Court Services. She also worked as a server at the Keg. Tara’s interests include languages, running, hiking, travelling, volleyball and dance.


Our 2016-2017 Articling Student:


Carleigh Knoll, Dalhousie University
cknoll@torys.com | 403.776.3785

Carleigh Knoll

Carleigh completed law school at Dalhousie University. She has an Honours BBA (finance) from St. Francis Xavier University. She also spent a semester at sea at the University of Virginia. Previously, she worked as a summer student at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. She was also a bookkeeper, administrative assistant and a lab technician at Sulvaris Inc. She also worked as an administrative assistant at ATH Design. She was a volunteer at Pro Bono Students Canada. Carleigh’s interests include basketball, curling and volunteering.

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