Student Program

Meet Our Students

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

Our Toronto 2018-2019 Articling Students:

Hannah Allen, Western University
hallen@torys.com | 416.865.7302
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (History, graduated in 2013). Other education: University of Oxford – Masters of Arts (American History, graduated in 2014)

Hannah Allen Interests include horseback riding, playing the piano and hiking in the Bruce trail. I have lived in four different countries over the past years.

Parker Baglole, Dalhousie University
pbaglole@torys.com | 416.865.7314
Masters: Dalhousie University – Masters of Business Administration (graduated in 2018). Undergrad: University of Prince Edward Island – Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (graduated in 2014)

Parker Baglole My hobbies include volunteering, fitness, completing DIY projects, listening to music and cooking (especially pizza). I grew up on an island (PEI), but do not know how to swim.

Anthony Bishop, Osgoode Hall Law School
abishop@torys.com | 416.865.7354
Undergrad: McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Psychology, graduated in 2013)

Anthony Bishop My hobbies include working out, trying new restaurants, travelling and sketching. I enjoy meditating and learning about philosophies. I’ve most recently taken an interest in stoicism. “Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

Marco Cator, University of Ottawa
mcator@torys.com | 416.865.7377
Undergrad: University of Ottawa – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, graduated in 2015)

Marco Cator My hobbies include soccer, tennis, travelling and photography. I am an avid soccer fan and I have attended five matches and visited nine stadiums across seven different countries.

Claire Chapman, Western University
cchapman@torys.com | 416.865.7388
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies, graduated in 2015)

Claire Chapman My hobbies include reading, spinning, hiking and travelling. I went on exchange for a semester at the University of Copenhagen. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

Christophe Cinqmars-Viau, McGill University
ccinqmars-viau@torys.com | 416.865.7542
Undergrad: McGill University – First Class Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History, graduated in 2012)

Christophe Cinqmars-Viau I’ve recently lived in a Parisian shoebox and the house of a former Montreal mayor that went up in flames, I’ve plead at the SCC in front of former C.J. McLachlin without completely messing up, I’ve got a half-complete Le Creuset collection (blue) that I love cooking with and I find it hard to be concise.

Nick Germanakos, Queen’s University
ngermanakos@torys.com | 416.865.7545
Undergrad: University of Guelph – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Management, graduated in 2015)

Nick Germanakos I enjoy playing and watching a broad range of sports including hockey, baseball and golf. I also follow Formula 1 closely throughout the year. My mom is Swedish and my Dad is Greek, and I am a dual Canadian/Swedish citizen.

Craig Gilchrist, Western University
cgilchrist@torys.com | 416.865.7629
Undergrad: University of Toronto – University of Toronto, Honours of Arts (International Relations, Canadian Studies and Political Science, graduated in 2015)

Craig Gilchrist A fun fact about me is that despite the fact that I am in the 99.9th percentile for height among Canadian men I am profoundly terrible at basketball. “Do not wait until the iron is hot to strike, make it hot by striking.”

Tamara Jewett, University of Toronto
tjewett@torys.com | 416.865.7671
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (History and Literary Studies, graduated in 2013)

Tamara Jewett I was a middle-distance track athlete and cross-country runner for much of my life before switching to Half-Ironman triathlon training this past year as a better training balance, given a long history of athletic injuries.

Vlad Krasner, Queen’s University
vkrasnert@torys.com | 416.865.7679
Undergrad: Ryerson University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Radio and Television Arts and English, graduated in 2008)

Vlad Krasner During the summer you can find me at various concerts, hiking, biking, playing soccer or at a BBQ with friends. During the winter while I spend more time indoors I still try and get out skiing a few times. A fun fact about myself is that I have hiked to Everest Base Camp.

Eric Patenaude, University of Toronto
epatenaude@torys.com | 416.865.7687
Undergrad: La Salle University – Honours of Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, graduated in 2012)

Eric Patenaude I’ve been camping every year of my life since I was born, including a 30 day stretch in New Zealand. An inspirational mantra that speaks to me is “the mountains are calling and I must go.”

Denise Ramsden, University of Toronto
dramsden@torys.com | 416.865.7689
Undergrad: UBC – Honours Bachelor of Science (Cell Biology and Genetics, graduated in 2013)

Denise Ramsden Interests include trying new recipes, restaurants and coffee shops, indoor plants, cycling, running and any outdoor adventure. I have ridden a bike on every continent but Antarctica – have to work on that one.

Sarah Strong, Queen’s University
sstrong@torys.com | 416.865.7693
Undergrad: Wilfrid Laurier – Honours of Bachelor of Business Administration (graduated in 2014)

Sarah Strong I’ve participated in two international exchange programs. During my undergraduate degree I spent a semester studying marketing and the luxury industry in Paris, France and while at Queen’s Law I spent a semester in Groningen, Netherlands.

Our Calgary 2018-2019 Articling Students:

Ashton Brehm, University of Saskatchewan
abrehm@torys.com | 403.776.3795
Undergrad: University of Saskatchewan – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, graduated in 2015)

Ashton Brehm Interests include: golf, yoga, hiking and gardening. Fun fact: I once fell off a cliff in Albania. “Life is about the journey, not the destination.”

Michelle Holmes, University of Toronto
mholmes@torys.com | 403.776.3758
Undergrad: UBC – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Transportation and Logistics, graduated in 2014)

Michelle Holmes I love fishing - I grew up spin fishing at a lake near Edmonton and fell in love with it, and have now taken up fly fishing. I enjoy being active and spend much of my free time playing sports and running.

Tanis Makowsky, University of Calgary
tmakowsky@torys.com | 403.776.3794
Bar Admission: Texas, 2018
Postgraduate: University of Houston – Juris Doctor (graduated in 2018). Undergrad: University of Victoria – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy, graduated in 2014)

Tanis Makowsky I love journalling, reading, and road trips. An interesting fact about myself is that I’ve had the opportunity to attend five different universities during which time I have lived in six different cities throughout Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Our 2019 Summer 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 enjoy crafting, grocery shopping, and bad reality TV. A fun fact about me is that I have a Picnicking Index which rates various Toronto Parks’ “picnickability” based on tree and plant coverage, events held, number of regular puppy patrons, and other factors.

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

Erica Bird I am a recently certified PADI Open Water Diver (completing my open water dives at the Great Barrier Reef & the Belize Barrier Reef.)

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.”

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 wildlife photography, playing card games and travelling. In my undergraduate degree, I studied abroad in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique.

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.”

Charlotte Hardwicke-Brown, University of Calgary
chardwicke-brown@torys.com | 403.776.3739
Undergrad: University of British Columbia – (Finance, graduated in 2018)

Charlotte Hardwicke-Brown My favourite hobbies include: skiing, wake surfing and reading. A fun fact about me is that I have my VHF Marine Radio Operators license.

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 interests include backcountry camping and canoeing, fermented foods and painting. I’m afraid of heights but I’ve been sky diving and bungee jumping.

Winnie Hu, Western University
whu@torys.com | 416.865.8183
Undergrad: Western University – Honours Business Administration (in progress, expected to graduate in 2020)

Winnie Hu My hobbies include playing ultimate frisbee, cooking, listening to true crime podcasts, and travelling. Most recently, I spent two months living and working in New York. “Luck is not chance, it’s toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.”

Igor Hubin, Université de Montréal
ihubin@torys.com | 514.868.5627
Undergrad: Collège Lionel-Groulx – Diplôme d’études collégiales en sciences humaines (graduated in 2015)

Igor Hubin I have been a dedicated camper and road-trip aficionado for as long as I can remember. There is no pleasure like finding comfort in uncomfortable settings, which might explain the legal career path. I also have a good deal of unearned confidence in my football and tennis abilities that I actively try to justify to this day. A mantra that I try to live by is that you cannot put yourself in the right place at the right time. You must be in the right place all the time.

Scott Hunter, University of Saskatchewan
shunter@torys.com | 403.776.3741
Undergrad: University of Lethbridge – (History, graduated in 2017)

Scott Hunter My interests include cycling, swimming and tennis. During my undergrad I had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Lyon, France.

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

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

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 I enjoy sharing time with others through good food and drink. I have a passion for cheese and charcuterie. As an avid hiker, I recently developed an interest in urban exploration. A fun fact about me is that I have driven a tractor more than I have driven a car.

Alexandra 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 (in progress). 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. My fun fact is that I have been to every Disney Park in the world!

Josh Lokko, University of Toronto
jlokko@torys.com | 416.865.7356
Postgraduate: 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 In my spare time, I enjoy digital music production, going to the gym, and cooking. If I hadn’t gone to law school, I would have wanted to be a firefighter.

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

Julie Lowenstein My interests include spinning, camping, vegetarian cooking and Canadian, U.S. and Middle Eastern history. I used to work as a summer 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 I enjoy snowboarding (preferably outside of Ontario), biking, volleyball and attending concerts. I was a child actress, but I never made it to the big screen.

Ronen Nehmad, Osgoode Hall Law School
rnehmad@torys.com | 416.865.7340
Postgraduate: York University – Masters of Business Administration (in progress). 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.”

Lauren Nickerson, University of Toronto
lnickerson@torys.com | 416.865.7320
Postgraduate: University of Toronto – Masters of Business (in progress). Undergrad: University of Ottawa – Honours Bachelor of Arts (English, Philosophy, graduated in 2017)

Lauren Nickerson I love art, jazz music, cycling, espresso and collecting beautiful old books. During my undergrad, I spent a month living in a little medieval village in Northern France, taking intensive courses at a nearby university.

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

Liam Pedersen My hobbies include soccer, biking, cooking and offbeat road trips. I have also been an avid skier since I was two. This fall, I will be doing an exchange term in Copenhagen for the second time.

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.

Austin Sevalrud, University of Calgary
asevalrud@torys.com | 403.776.3743
Undergrad: University of Alaska-Anchorage – Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance, graduated in 2016)

Austin Sevalrud I play hockey as often as I can. I like to sweat and I like being outside, so I run, hike, climb, and ski. I enjoy reading and taking board games too seriously. My wife and I share a passion for good food, good coffee and good dogs. After 4 years of living in Alaska I am classified as a “Sourdough” – A term from the Klondike Gold Rush era denoting a veteran inhabitant of Alaska.

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

Davina Shivratan I enjoy being active, and am almost always willing to partake in any sport or activity. I also enjoy listening to music, cooking new recipes and travelling. To date, I have explored 23 countries!

Zachary Smith, Harvard University
zsmith@torys.com | 416.865.3803
Postgraduate: Harvard University – Masters of Public Policy (in progress). Undergrad: University of King’s College – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, graduated in 2017)

Zachary Smith I enjoy cooking, long biographies, skiing, and swimming in deep dark lakes. I once spent 52 days canoeing across the Canadian North.

Aren Thomasian, Osgoode Hall Law School
athomasian@torys.com | 416.865.7824
Postgraduate: York University – Masters of Business Administration (in progress). 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 me is that I spent two summers studying the brain areas that control our ability to fall in and out of dreams.

Julie Treleaven, University of Alberta
jtreleaven@torys.com | 403.776.3747
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences, graduated in 2017)

Julie Treleaven My hobbies include travelling, satisfying my sweet tooth, and being physically active through dancing, hiking, and the gym. An interesting fact about me is that I have lived in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Jason Yu, University of Toronto
jyu@torys.com | 416.865.8112
Postgraduate: University of Toronto – Masters of Business Administration (in progress). Undergrad: University of Alberta – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2016)

Jason Yu I enjoy karaoke, billiards, golf, World of Warcraft and anime shows. “Leave no regrets.”

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.