Student Program

Meet Our Students

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

Our 2018-2019 Articling Students:

Michelle Holmes, University of Toronto
mholmes@torys.com | 403.776.3758
Undergrad: University of British Columbia – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (specialized in 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. I am also part of my brother’s Formula 1 Air Racing team, Outlaw, that competes at the National Championship Air Races in Reno every year, as well as abroad. I once read someone’s words calling something “boring, uninspiring and bland”; I aim to be the exact opposite of that.

Tanis Makowsky, University of Calgary
tmakowsky@torys.com | 403.776.3794
Undergrad: University of Victoria – Honours Bachelor of Arts (specializing in 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 US/and the UK. My favourite place I’ve lived is Calgary (with Texas as a close second).

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.

Our 2019-2020 Articling 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 My interests include weightlifting, playing board games and learning to speak Mandarin. “Never stop learning.”

Cassondra Lozynsky, University of Saskatchewan
clozynsky@torys.com | 403.776.3798
Undergrad: Simon Fraser University – Bachelor of Arts (Communications, graduated in 2015)

Cassondra Lozynsky My interests include reading, baking, playing soccer, roller-blading and hoarding mini eggs. I have a seemingly inexhaustible knowledge on King Henry VIII and his wives, much to the dismay of dinner party guests.

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

Julie Ward My interests include hiking, dirt biking, skiing, yoga and reading. I spent a year working and travelling abroad after graduating. “A man without words is a man without thought.”