Hannah
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Hannah loves learning. This love has led her around the world, observing and absorbing whatever culture surrounds her, and turned her into a master student of school and of life.

Why MT+Co.?

“MT+Co. embodies and imbues what it means when we say that ‘the law is about people’. Relationships are at the centre of this firm, and it’s amazing what happens when your motives for doing exceptional work stop being overburdening and start being life-giving. MT+Co. does outstanding work in challenging areas of law; but at the same time, the people at MT+Co. do not pass up an opportunity to laugh together, look out for one another, and make each other’s lives just a little bit better.

“I chose MT+Co. because I knew that I was passionate about litigation, the realization of reconciliation, and rejecting the status quo.”

Expertise

Hannah is passionate about protecting people and the environment and is currently exploring ways to express these passions through the practice of law. She is an aspiring “ladygator”, working with and following in the footsteps of Erin Reimer and Joelle Walker.

Hannah was also a Policy and Programs Assistant with the Government of Ontario – Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”), Resource Recovery and Policy Branch.

Background

Hannah obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 2020. During law school, she spent a semester working at the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side; served as a research assistant in criminal, refugee, and environmental law; and captained her law school intramural soccer team. Prior to returning to MT+Co for her articles, Hannah clerked for two justices of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

Recipient of the following:

  • Indigenous Cultural Competency Certificate, completed April 2019
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2018
  • Stikeman Elliot LLP Scholarship, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2018
  • David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2018
  • Joan Joyce Carter Memorial Scholarship, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2018
  • Graduating Class of ’59 Scholarship, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2018
  • John E. Sullivan Memorial Prize (awarded for highest grade in Constitutional Law), Peter A. Allard School of Law 2018
  • Sangra Memorial Entrance Award, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2017
  • Wesbrook Scholar Designation, University of British Columbia 2020
  • Panvini Scholarship in Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2019
  • Doris Curtis Memorial Scholarship for Distinguished Female Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2019
  • Gervin Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Award for Distinguished Advocacy, Peter A. Allard School of Law 2019

McMaster University

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), Interdisciplinary Minor in Community Engagement, graduated summa cum laude

Recipient of:

  • McMaster Provost Honour Roll Medal, McMaster University 2017
  • Bert McKinnon Memorial Scholarship, McMaster University 2017
  • Dean’s Honours List, McMaster University, 2013–2017
  • Marauder Scholar for Combined Athletic and Academic Performance, McMaster University, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • McMaster University Entrance Scholarship 2013
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award 2012

Hannah co-authored papers presented at international conferences in 2012 and 2013: “A Novel Approach to Exposing Pre-University Students to Viable Options in the Health Sciences” and “Impacting Generation Z through a Medicine Summer Program for Youth at the University of Toronto” alongside scholars at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

She holds a Mental Health First Aid Certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada as well as an Emergency Medical Responder Certification from the Canadian Red Cross.

Hannah is fluent in Turkish.

Worth Noting

Some athletic highlights: Hannah plays in two soccer leagues, she likes to run straight up hills and she can handle a slingshot.

Additional highlights: Hannah loves blueberries (eating them) and botany. And when she’s not working, studying or playing soccer, Hannah likes to write non-fiction.

 

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