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Hani returns to Mathews Dinsdale as an articling student after completing his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Ottawa. During law school, Hani regularly competed in various moot competitions including the Hicks Morley Moot, and represented the University of Ottawa at the Davies’ Corporate Law/Securities Moot, where his team received Third Place Factum. In his last year of law school, Hani spent a semester abroad at University of Leiden in the Netherlands, studying European labour law and international public law.
Prior to law school, Hani completed his Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto. There, Hani became immersed in different aspects of labour relations, which led to his decision to pursue a career in labour and employment law. In addition, Hani obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, and worked in various industries, including banking and legal technology. Outside of work and school, Hani is also passionate about making an impact within the community. Over the years, Hani has organized several events with the Canadian Cancer Society to raise funds for cancer research. Most recently, Hani led and still continues to lead a community initiative called “Yalla! Let’s Talk.”— A platform that addresses overlooked or stigmatized issues within the Arab community in Canada.
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, J.D., 2018
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, MIRHR, 2015
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, B.B.A, (Management), 2014
Colin returns to Mathews Dinsdale as an articling student after completing his J.D. at Western Law. Throughout law school, Colin served on the Orientation Committee and the Sports Committee, participated in multiple advocacy competitions and captained several intramural sports teams. During his final year of law school, Colin took the opportunity to study abroad, spending a semester in Norway studying international human rights law and business law.
Colin has worked in a diverse array of industries, including both unionized and non-unionized settings, which initiated his interest in labour and employment law. His varied work experience has culminated in a valuable understanding of the dynamics of different workplaces. Colin also spent time operating a sole-proprietorship in the landscape construction industry, designing and building outdoor spaces for his clients. Through his entrepreneurial endeavours, Colin was able to foster his organization, problem solving and client service skills.
Prior to law school, Colin completed his Honours B.A. in Kinesiology at Western University. During his undergraduate studies Colin was an active volunteer in the school community, and also served as a program coordinator at the local Boys & Girls Club, developing and administering programs for youth.
Western University, London, Ontario, J.D., 2017
Western University, London, Ontario, B.A. (Hons.) Kinesiology, 2013
Tristan returns to Mathews Dinsdale as an articling student after completing his J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school, Tristan served as a Student Caseworker in the Housing Division at Parkdale Community Legal Services representing low-income clients before the Landlord and Tenant Board. Throughout his studies, Tristan was elected President of Osgoode’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society, participated in the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada, and was also an active member of Osgoode’s mooting community.
Prior to law school, Tristan completed a double major in Law & Society and Human Rights & Equity Studies from York University. His passions outside of school led him to participate in 7 humanitarian relief trips to the Dominican Republic to help impoverished youth. This ultimately resulted in Tristan helping to co-found a charitable organization called DREAM that provides impoverished children in the Dominican Republic with financial assistance to pursue a University level education.
York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, J.D., 2018
York University, Toronto, Ontario, B.A. (Hons.) Law & Society (Double Major, Human Rights & Equity Studies), 2015
Jo-Ann graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary in 2017. She articled for 10 months at the Provincial Court of Alberta in Calgary and will be completing her articling requirement at Mathews Dinsdale.
During law school, Jo-Ann continued to act as Senior Specialist, Policy and FOIP at the University of Calgary and ended a 30-year relationship with the University in June 2017. While working at the University, first in the University Archives and then in University Legal Services, Jo-Ann earned an MA in history from the University of Calgary and an MPA from the University of Victoria before starting the law degree. She also served on the boards of the Canadian Council of Archives and the Association of Canadian Archivists, and as president of the Archives Society of Alberta. Outside of work, Jo-Ann’s special interests are her family and reading.
University of Calgary, J.D., 2017
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, M.P.A., 2011
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, M.A. (History), 1996
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario, A.R.C.T. Diploma, 1991
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, B.A. (History), 1981
Hayley returns to Mathews Dinsdale as an articling student after completing her J.D. at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in 2018. While in law school, Hayley chaired Calgary Women Studying Law Association, which focuses on educating, developing, and connecting female lawyers in the community. She also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada for the Elementary Mock Trial program.
Prior to law school, Hayley earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, where she served as Speakers Coordinator for Queen’s Women in Leadership and as a singer for Queen’s Commerce Performing Artists. During her undergraduate degree, Hayley gained work experience in finance, marketing, business development and oil and gas. Outside of work, Hayley’s interests include music, travel, her family and friends, and skiing or hiking in the Rockies.
University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Calgary, Alberta, J.D., 2018
Queen’s University, Smith School of Business, Kingston, Ontario, H.BCOM (Honours Bachelors of Commerce), 2015
Emily Durand (Toronto Office)
University of Western Ontario
Tino E. Perruzza (Toronto Office)
University of Ottawa
Arielle Sie-Mah (Toronto Office)
Anastasia Fairfield (Vancouver Office)