Student Program

Meet Our Students

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

Our 2020-2021 Calgary Articling Students:

Matt Bean, Western University
mbean@torys.com | 403.776.3704
Undergrad: Western University (Ivey Business School) – Honours Business Administration (graduated in 2020)

Matt Bean I enjoy hockey, golf, and reading. Inspirational Mantra: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”


Megan Funke, University of Alberta
mfunke@torys.com | 403.776.3737
Undergrad: University of Alberta – Honours Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, graduated in 2017)

Megan Funke I enjoy playing card games, baking, and travelling to new places. I studied abroad in Southern Africa during my undergraduate degree and Northern Ireland during my law degree.


Ilyas Gora, University of Alberta
igora@torys.com | 403.776.3706
Undergrad: University of Calgary – Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction (graduated 2016)

Ilyas Gora I’m a news junkie and an urbanist. I enjoy keeping up with current events, listening to podcasts, and participating in community work. I love Calgary and have bicycled through all 198 neighbourhoods. Inspirational Mantra: “The grass is greener where you water it.”


Scott Hunter, University of Saskatchewan
sghunter@torys.com | 403.776.3741
Undergrad: University of Lethbridge – Bachelor of History with Great Distinction (graduated 2017)

Scott Hunter I love being outside - whether it’s swimming, biking or hiking, I’m in! I've spent semesters studying abroad in Finland, France and the Netherlands. Inspirational Mantra: “Keep your stick on the ice.”


Our 2020-2021 Toronto Articling Students:

Rebecca Amoah, Osgoode Hall Law School
ramoah@torys.com | 416.865.8119
Undergrad: Western University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, graduated in 2017)

Rebecca Amoah I spend my time watching historical documentaries and NBA basketball, doing at-home HIIT workouts, reading and writing on Critical Race Theory, and cooking vegan cuisine. “Nothing will work unless you do” - Maya Angelou


Erica Bird, Osgoode Hall Law School
ebird@torys.com | 416.865.8133
Undergrad: Western University – Honours Business Administration (graduated in 2016)

Erica Bird My hobbies include running, yoga, cooking and reading. I am a green tea addict and former competitive figure skater.


Norman Chung, McGill University
nchung@torys.com | 416.865.8143
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (International Relations, European Studies, graduated in 2016)

Norman Chung My interests include travelling, running, and nearly any other outdoor activity. A fun fact about me is that I jumped off the third tallest bungee jump in the world to cure my fear of heights – it didn't work.


Ian Farndon, Queen’s University
ifarndon@torys.com | 416.865.3805
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (History, English, graduated in 2017)

Ian Farndon I spend most of my free time playing video, tabletop, or board games. I am also a passable French horn and trumpet player, and hope to someday learn the violin. “Do or do not, there is no try.”


Sebastian Gorlewski, Osgoode Hall Law School
sgorlewski@torys.com | 416.865.8152
Postgraduate: Queen’s University – Masters of Science (Neuroscience, graduating in 2019). Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences and Biomedical Sciences, graduated in 2015)

Sebastian Gorlewski My interests include photography, fitness and puppies. “Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.”


Kirsten Hentschel, Queen’s University
khentschel@torys.com | 416.865.8175
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Health Policy and Religion, graduated in 2017)

Kirsten Hentschel My hobbies include backcountry camping, squash, ballet and art. I’m afraid of heights, but I’ve been sky diving and bungee jumping.


Colette Koopman, Queen’s University
ckoopman@torys.com | 416.865.7393
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2020)

Colette Koopman I enjoy running, baking and travelling. I grew up on a farm and sold squash and pumpkins with my siblings.


Jason Lamb, University of Toronto
jlamb@torys.com | 416.865.8223
Undergrad: McGill University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History, graduated in 2016)

Jason Lamb When I have the chance, I enjoy hiking and biking in the Canadian Rockies. I appreciate fine wine, charcuterie and obscure cheeses. My newest hobby is photography, by which I mean taking artistic pictures of my cat Peach.


Alexandra (Ally) Lawrence, University of Windsor
alawrence@torys.com | 416.865.8231
Undergrad: Wilfrid Laurier University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, graduated in 2017)

Alexandra Lawrence I enjoy listening to podcasts, playing board games, crafting and cooking. I love trying new things and am always looking for a new activity to try – I’ve taken cake decorating, trampoline and even theatrical combat classes, just to name a few.


Max Ledger, Osgoode Hall Law School
mledger@torys.com | 416.865.7663
Postgraduate: York University – Masters of Business Administration (graduated in 2020). Undergrad: Wesleyan University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Government, graduated in 2016)

Max Ledger I enjoy playing and watching sports (soccer, hockey and basketball), active travel and musical theatre. A fun fact about me is that I have been to every Disney Park in the world!


Julie Lowenstein, University of Toronto
jlowenstein@torys.com | 416.865.7686
Undergrad: Yale University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (History, graduated in 2016)

Julie Lowenstein In my spare time I enjoy vegetarian cooking, spinning, listening to podcasts about current events and history and hanging out outside with my dog. I love canoe tripping and used to work as a camp counsellor in Algonquin Park.


Danielle Marjoram, University of Toronto
dmarjoram@torys.com | 416.865.7311
Postgraduate: University of Toronto – Masters of Science (Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, graduated in 2016). Undergrad: McGill University – Honours Bachelor of Science (graduated in 2014)

Danielle Marjoram In my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, playing cards or board games (Catan!) and attending concerts. During my last year of law school, I attended the University of Amsterdam.


Ronen Nehmad, Osgoode Hall Law School
rnehmad@torys.com | 416.865.7340
Postgraduate: York University – Masters of Business Administration (graduated in 2020). Undergrad: Western University – Honours Bachelor of Business Management and Organizational Studies (Finance, graduated in 2015)

Ronen Nehmad I’m an avid world traveller, guacamole maker, and Netflix enthusiast. “When life gives you limes, put them in your guacamole.”


Liam Pedersen, University of Toronto
lpedersen@torys.com | 416.865.7524
Undergrad: McGill University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, graduated in 2017)

Liam Pedersen I typically spend my free time biking, cooking and researching the next place I hope to travel to. I also enjoy playing soccer, hiking and going on offbeat road trips, and I have been an avid skier since I was two. I lived in Copenhagen for a year over the course of two exchange semesters.


Brianna Pioli, Queen’s University
bpioli@torys.com | 416.865.3801
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences, graduated in 2017)

Brianna Pioli My hobbies revolve around being active and music. I enjoy volleyball, soccer, and swimming. I play piano and am always eager to attend a concert or musical. A fun fact about me is that I grew up practicing goju ryu karate where I earned my black belt.


Marco Pontello, University of Ottawa
mpontello@torys.com | 416.865.3802
Undergrad: University of Ottawa – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management, graduated in 2015)

Marco Pontello I enjoy playing and watching sports, travelling and cooking. I have trained with the youth academy of FC Nantes, a Ligue 1 soccer club in France.


Davina Shivratan, University of Toronto
dshivratan@torys.com | 416.865.8239
Postgraduate: University of Toronto – Masters of Business Administration (graduated in 2020). Undergrad: York University – Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (graduated in 2016)

Davina Shivratan In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, watching Survivor and travelling. To date, I’ve explored 30 countries. I also love trying new activities, including everything from skydiving to white water rafting to woodworking.


Aren Thomasian, Osgoode Hall Law School
athomasian@torys.com | 416.865.7824
Postgraduate: York University – Masters of Business Administration (graduated in 2020). Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience, graduated in 2016)

Aren Thomasian My interests include basketball, running, economics and philosophy. An interesting fact about myself is that I spent two summers studying the brain areas that control our ability to fall in and out of dreams.


Eric Znotins, Queen’s University
eznotins@torys.com | 416.865.3804
Undergrad: McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science (Economics, graduated in 2017)

Eric Znotins In my free time I enjoy soccer, basketball, baking and playing my ukulele. In middle school, I spent a year in France where I had to pick up the language from scratch.