Student Program

Meet Our Students

Please feel free to contact any of our students if you have questions about our program.

Our Toronto 2018 Summer Students:

          

Jake Babad, Osgoode Hall Law School
jbabad@torys.com | 416.865.8181
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Cinema Studies and English, graduated in 2010) Other education: Humber College - Creative Book Publishing Program And Creative Writing Correspondence Program (both programs completed in 2012)

    
Jake Badad

I love reading novels, creative non-fiction, and comic books. I am especially interested in CanLit and try to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends from the publishing industry. I like to cook, especially for a big crowd. I am always excited to trade recipes and techniques. I have recently taken up fencing, and I am hoping to stay with it. A fun fact about me is that I am a licensed boat captain on the Toronto Harbour. I am happiest when I am by the water, so I am always looking forward to my next chance to sit on a beach, get on a boat, or swim a few laps.


Sarah Fallis, Dalhousie University 
sfallis@torys.com | 416.865.7305
Undergrad: Queen's University - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Religious Studies, graduated in 2014)

Sarah Fallis

I really enjoy all types of yoga and I enjoy learning and practicing meditation. I lived and backpacked abroad before attending law school so I always look forward to my next travel adventure. An inspirational mantra that speaks to me is "rise up, stay grounded."


Brianna Cowling, Dalhousie University
bcowling@torys.com | 416.865.8197
Undergrad: Wilfrid Laurier University - Honours Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology, graduated in 2013)

Other education: Western University - Masters of Science (Physiology, graduated in 2015) Brianna Cowling

I enjoy kickboxing, yoga, running and cooking. I also like to collect vinyl records, and I have completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer twice. An inspirational mantra that speaks to me is "do what you can, where you are, with what you have."


Henry Federer, Queen's University 
hfederer@torys.com | 416.865.7312
Undergrad: Western University - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Philosophy, graduated in 2015)

Henry Federer

I enjoy golf, tennis and reading non-fiction. I'm also a fan of contemporary art and travelling. Some fun facts about me are that I worked for the mayor of Toronto last summer and I drove a retired undercover police car in undergrad. 


Stephanie Gurrieri, Osgoode Hall Law School 
sgurrieri@torys.com | 416.865.7317
Masters: Schulich School of Business - Masters of Business Administration (in progress)
Undergrad: McMaster University - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies and Psychology, graduated in 2015)
Stephanie Gurrieri

I enjoy working out, doing yoga and cooking. I also played competitive soccer which gave me the opportunity to go to St. John's, Newfoundland, to compete in the Canadian National Tournament, where my team won silver. 


Colby Harris, Queen's University 
charris@torys.com | 416.865.7322
Undergrad: UBC - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, graduated in 2015)
Colby Harris

I enjoy playing hockey and volleyball and I’m hopeful this summer will include some golfing, hiking and biking. I’m an avid reader and writer and love getting out to at least a few concerts every year as well as trying out as many new restaurants as possible. A fun fact about me is that I have flown an airplane. 


Mark Krass, Stanford University 
mkrass@torys.com | 416.865.7324
Undergrad: Harvard College - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Social Studies, graduated in 2014)
Mark Krass

I enjoy backpacking, running and writing. A fun fact about me is that in the summer before law school I drove from London to Almaty, Kazakhstan. 


Eunice Kwon, University of Toronto
ekwon@torys.com | 416.865.7326
Undergrad: Queen’s University - Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2015)
Eunice Kwon

I enjoy reading, running, spinning, critiquing pop culture, and anything involving dogs. I have also read every Pulitzer Prize For Fiction winner since 2000.


Josh Lokko, University of Toronto
jlokko@torys.com | 416.865.7356
Masters: University of Toronto - Masters of Business Administration (in progress)
Undergrad: Western University - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Sociology, graduated in 2016)
Josh Lokko

I enjoy digitally producing music, playing sports, cooking and fitness. In fact, I have been producing instrumental hip-hop music since I was in high school.


Melissa Lowy, Queen's University
mlowy@torys.com | 416.865.7357
Undergrad: Dalhousie University - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, graduated in 2015)
Melissa Lowy

I enjoy yoga, running and trying new restaurants. In 2015, I went on a 50-day canoe trip throughout northern Ontario. 


Morag McGreevey, University of Toronto
mmcgreevey@torys.com | 416.865.7364
Masters: UBC - Masters in Arts (English Literature, graduated in 2016)
Undergrad: UBC - Honours Bachelor of Arts (English, graduated in 2013)
Morag McCreevey

I enjoy reading literature, discovering local history, eating my way through Toronto and playing softball.  Before law school, I wrote my MA thesis on the apocalypse, and theorized about the fate of humanity at the end of time. An inspirational mantra that speaks to me is "tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"


Mike Noel, Osgoode Hall Law School
mnoel@torys.com | 416.865.7378
Undergrad: University of Alberta - Honours Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering, graduated in 2015)
Mike Noel

I enjoy astrophotography, beer brewing and snowboarding. I've been to 23 countries and hope to hit 50 by the time I start as an associate. An inspirational mantra that speaks to me is "wherever you find yourself, chances are high that you are living the life someone else is dreaming about."


David Rybak, University of Toronto
drybak@torys.com | 416.865.7395
Undergrad: University of Alberta - Honours Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science, graduated in 2016)
David Ryback

Running and performing stand-up comedy are my interests and I'm also a craft beer connoisseur. I am the first member of my immediate family to attend university. I was also the first National President of the First Generation Network. An inspirational mantra that speaks to me is "life is stressful enough already—don't make it worse by focusing on things you can't control."


Alison Shamie, Queen's University 
ashamie@torys.com | 416.865.7525
Undergrad: Queen's University - Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2016)
Alison Shamie

I like to play sports and spend time with my family and friends. I also spent a semester in Australia on exchange. 


Davina Shivratan, University of Toronto 
dshivratan@torys.com | 416.865.7664
Masters: University of Toronto - Masters of Business Administration (in progress)
Undergrad: York University - Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (graduated in 2016)
Davina Shivratan

I enjoy playing softball, basketball and almost any activities that come my way. I am an avid traveler and have explored 24 countries thus far. I also enjoy listening to music and watching reality competition shows, such as Survivor.


Emily Stewart, University of Toronto 
estewart@torys.com | 416.865.7695
Undergrad: McGill University - Honours Bachelor of Science (Anatomy and Cell Biology, International Development Studies, graduated in 2015)
Emily Stewart

I enjoy doing pottery and like to watch documentaries, hike, and travel. I am also learning to garden and I have an indoor vegetable and herb garden in my basement apartment.


Aren Thomasian, Osgoode Hall Law School 
athomasian@torys.com | 416.865.7824
Masters: York University - Masters of Business Administration (in progress)
Undergrad: University of Toronto - Honours Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience, graduated in 2016)
Aren Thomasian

Playing basketball, running, politics and philosophy are some of my interests. Before going to law school, I studied the brain areas that control our ability to fall in and out of the dreaming state of sleep.


Jessy van Kooten, University of Toronto 
jvankooten@torys.com | 416.865.7826
Undergrad: Simon Fraser University - Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and International Business, graduated in 2015)
Jessy van Kooten

My interests include music, playing ice hockey and inner water polo, watching movies and travelling. I can speak four languages (English, French, Hungarian, and Dutch). I almost studied jazz after high school but decided to go to business school instead.


Jennifer Wang, McGill University 
jwang@torys.com | 416.865.7968
Undergrad: Marianopolis College - Diploma of College Studies (Sciences and Arts, graduated in 2015)
Jennifer Wang

My interests include travelling, sketching and playing sports. A fun fact about me is I have a particular interest in 17th century dutch art. 


Jason Yu, University of Toronto
jyu@torys.com | 416.865.8112
Undergrad: University of Alberta - Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2016)
Jason Yu

My interests karaoke, billiards, golf, world of warcraft and anime shows. An inspirational mantra I believe in is "have no regrets." 

Our Calgary 2018 Summer Students:


Melodie Adamson, University of Toronto
madamson@torys.com | 403.776.3702
Undergrad: St. Francis Xavier University - Honours Bachelor of Science (Physics, graduated in 2007)

Other education: Centre of Geographic Sciences (Advanced Diploma in Geographic Sciences, graduated in 2011)

Melodie Adamson

I enjoy weightlifting, playing board games and learning to speak Mandarin. An inspirational mantra that speaks to me is "never stop learning."


Matt Bean, Western University
mbean@torys.com | 403.776.3704
Undergrad: Western University - Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Candidate (in progress, graduating in 2020)


Matt Bean

I enjoy hockey, golf and reading. I believe life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.


Julie Ward, University of Calgary
jward@torys.com | 403.776.3707
Undergrad: University of Alberta - Honours Bachelor of Arts (English and Political Sciences, graduated in 2015)


Julie Ward

I enjoy skiing, hiking and reading. An inspirational quote that speaks to me is: "We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action."


Our Calgary 2017-2018 Articling Students:

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


 Aaron Zambonin

Ashton completed law school at the University of Saskatchewan. He also graduated in 2015 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in finance. Ashton enjoys playing golf, doing yoga, hiking and gardening. An interesting fact about Ashton is he nearly fell off a cliff while he was in Albania. An inspirational mantra that speaks to him is "life is about the journey, not the destination."

Aaron Zambonin, University of Calgary
azambonin@torys.com | 403.776.3786


 Aaron Zambonin

Aaron completed law school at the University of Calgary. He has an Honours BA (criminology and criminal justice) from Carleton University. Aaron spent a semester abroad at the University of Helskinki in his last year. He was a volunteer at Pro Bono Students Canada. Last summer, he worked as a research assistant at the Canadian Institute of Resources Law. Previously, Aaron worked as a road side interviewer at Beirness & Associates Inc. and was a summer student at Forget Smith Morel Barristers and Advocat(e)s in Ottawa. Aaron worked as a summer student in the performance standards inspection and fleet and equipment departments at Enbridge Gas Distribution. Aaron's interests include skiing, outdoor activities and fitness.