Have questions about life as a law student? Our student ambassadors are here to help you get the information you need to make an informed decision about applying to, or accepting an offer, from us.
Ambassadors are current student with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Ambassadors can provide you with honest and thorough impressions and information about UCalgary Law, and can be a great resource for you as you transition to law school.
Tours of the law school
Student ambassadors can provide you with tours of Murray Fraser Hall and key UCalgary buildings. These are an excellent opportunity to explore the law school and to speak to current students about their experiences.
Tours last about 60 minutes and begin at our Student Services Office, located at Murray Fraser Hall 2380.
Contact an ambassador
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be set up with an ambassador and to ask your questions.
To book a tour, send an email to the ambassadors and include “TOUR” in the subject line. Please specify days and times you are available in the body of your email.
NOTE: Ambassadors will not be responding to emails or providing tours during exam periods, which occur in December and April.
Meet our Ambassadors
Anastacia C (1L)
Ana is a 2018 University of Calgary graduate from the Haskayne School of Business, majoring in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources. In her undergrad, she enjoyed doing case competitions, taking language courses, and drinking copious amounts of Brew & Blendz, the best coffee on campus. At UCalgary Law, Ana is involved in Pro Bono Students Canada and the Blackstone Debate Competition, while also volunteering for UCalgary’s USpeak Global program. In her free time, she is an avid musician who enjoys playing and teaching piano.
Bassam is a third-year law student at UCalgary law. Prior to coming to law school, Bassam received his BA in Political Science from the University of Calgary. He currently serves as both the President of the Society of Law Students, and the Faculty of Law representative for the Student’s Union. Bassam enjoys Olympic Lifting, eating Nutella, and (half) joking about the utter absurdity of life.
Suleiman S. (Sou)
Born in Saskatoon and raised in Gatineau, Quebec, Sou moved to Wolfville, Nova Scotia to complete his BA and Master’s in Sociology while playing for the Acadia Axemen Football Team until 2016. In his spare time, Sou enjoys lifting weights, boxing, listening to music and snoozing. Sou is involved in Student Legal Assistance and Pro Bono Students Canada. The small class size, hands on learning approach and collegial legal community are what attracted Sou to the UCalgary Law.
Thomas M (1L)
I was born and raised in Calgary but enjoy spending summers in the Okanagan. I Graduated from U of C in 2016 with an Honours Degree in Law and Society and a Minor in Economics. I am involved with the Emergency Protection Order Program through PBSC and play on the intramural dodgeball and soccer teams. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, swimming and just spending time outside.
Ellen graduated from the University of Victoria in 2016 with a B.A in Political Science and a minor in History. Ellen always wanted to pursued a career in law and took a year off to gain work experience before starting at Calgary Law. Ellen liked what Calgary Law had to offer such as a smaller class size, a connection to a major legal market, and opportunities to volunteer with Student Legal Assistance and Pro Bono Students Canada. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys snowshoeing, fitness classes, coffee, and horrible reality television.
Sheldon graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelors of Business Administration while being a member of the varsity football and track teams. Since joining the Faculty of Law, Sheldon has been involved with Student Legal Assistance and Pro Bono Students Canada in addition to countless extracurriculars. He chose UCalgary for the proximity to the Calgary legal market, the small class size, and the Calgary Curriculum. Outside of law school Sheldon likes to read, hike, ride his bike, and experience everything that Calgary has to offer.
William M (1L)
William has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, specializing in Finance. After spending time as a fund manager, William transitioned to Corporate Management in the areas of Operations, Strategy and Human Resources. UCalgary Law’s unique set of volunteer and academic opportunities to further his skill set was the primary reason he chose UCalgary Law to launch his legal career.
Born and raised in Calgary, Colleen completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Alberta in 2014. After graduation, she traveled to Southeast Asia, Central America, and Europe until settling in Mexico where she volunteered as an English teacher for a year. Colleen chose UCalgary because of its proximity to the mountains, the Calgary Curriculum, and the holistic admissions process. In her 1L summer, she interned at the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya and during the school year, she volunteers her time to Pro Bono Students Canada and Alberta Law Review. In her spare time, Colleen likes to hike or ski (depending on the season) and watch crime dramas on Netflix.
Neal D (1L)
Neal holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Environment from McGill University. He returned to his home town and UCalgary for the excellent experiential learning opportunities, the tight-nit collegial environment and of course, the mountains. Neal is currently involved with Student Legal Assistance, C-Level intramural hockey and being the worst player on the rugby team. He has also joined the Law Climbing Club and the Environmental Law Society. Outside of school, Neal enjoys mountain-related activities and reading fantasy books.
Rebecca was born and raised all over rural Alberta and chose to come to UCalgary because it was close to home. She is the President of the Indigenous Law Club and her family comes from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. She pursued an education in the arts before law school, obtaining a BA in English (and a minor in Music) from Ambrose University, and an MA in English from the University of Alberta. Her MA final project looked at First Nations literature in Canada. Throughout this time Rebecca also worked at a boutique law firm doing legal research for Indian Residential School Claims. When she’s not in school, you can find Rebecca hiking, thrifting, canoeing, snuggling her cats, reading books, talking about books, or watching movies and shows based on books.
Kyle S (1L)
Kyle has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focusing in Marketing from Mount Royal University. He worked at a global digital marketing firm for a number of years before returning to school. He can provide insight into the process of going back to full-time studies after working in a professional capacity. Kyle volunteers with Student Legal Assistance, Pro Bono Students Canada (Consent Project) and plays on the UCalgary Law hockey team. He is excited to meet with prospective students interested in the Faculty of Law here at the University of Calgary.
Ashley C (1L)
Ashley was born and raised in Edmonton. She has completed both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Business Economics and Law from the University of Alberta. Drawn to the holistic admission process at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and the mountains that Calgary has to offer, she has first-hand experience navigating moving cities and all that the University of Calgary has to offer. She is eager to answer any questions and provide an inside perspective on all that first year has to offer. When she isn’t keeping on top of readings, she is playing rugby, catching up with friends and exploring the outdoors.
Michelle K (1L)
Prior to Law School Michelle completed a bachelor of Kinesiology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Calgary. After graduation Michelle backpacked Europe and worked in a physiotherapy clinic before deciding to pursue law school. As a first year law student, Michelle is a participant in SLA as well as various other Student Law Clubs. Being a born and raised Calgarian, as well as UCalgary grad, Michelle can provide insider knowledge on City and the University. Michelle chose UCalgary Law because of the unique Calgary Curriculum and connections to Calgary's legal market. Although, reading law textbooks is now her only hobby, Michelle also enjoys staying active through hiking, skiing and all the trendy fitness fads.
Neil B (1L)
Neil is a born and raised Calgarian, but went away to U of T for his degree in civil engineering. He moved back to Calgary and practiced engineering for nine years before deciding to go to law school, including two as an entrepreneur. Neil is happy to offer insights on career change and juggling law school with a young special needs daughter. He volunteers with student legal assistance and his downtime is consumed with board games, video games and trashy science fiction.
Florence H (1L)
Florence chose to return to Calgary for law school because of the beautiful Alberta landscape and the experienced based curriculum that Calgary offers. She has previously completed a BScH and MA in Kinesiology at Queen’s. Florence has joined many clubs through the law school but is most involved in Student Legal Assistance and Pro-Bono Students Canada. When she’s not reading up for classes (or joining more things) you can find Florence walking her dog Bruce in the mountains.
Julie is a 3L student. In 2015, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Alberta. Julie is co-editor-in-chief of the Alberta Law Review, a national peer-reviewed journal, and is a PBSC volunteer working on the Human Rights project. Her interests include: yoga, painting, volleyball, and astronomy. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground” - Theodore Roosevelt.
Aron C (1L)
Aron was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He completed his undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies at the Rabbinical Seminary of America in New York City. After a year off from his studies, he was drawn to the University of Calgary due to its smaller size and location in one of Canada's leading legal markets. Aron is excited to be volunteering for Student Legal Assistance and being involved in the many extra-curricular activities that the Faculty of Law offers.
Sydney is a second year law student at the University of Calgary. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2017 in Chemical and Process Engineering at Queen’s University. After several summers of work experience in various engineering student positions, Sydney made the decision to pursue a different career path that would build upon her engineering background. A born and raised Calgarian, Sydney decided to head back out west for law school. Sydney was drawn to the University of Calgary because of the open and interactive learning environment which aligned well with her engineering training, as well as the University’s high level of articling and summer placements in the Calgary market. Sydney is currently involved with Pro Bono Students Canada and intramural soccer. Outside of the classroom, Sydney is an avid soccer player, an artist, and enjoys spending as much time as she can either travelling or hiking and skiing in the mountains.
Mitch B (1L)
Mitch studied English and Political Science at Simon Fraser. Prior to coming to U of C he worked in post-secondary student services in Vancouver and helped international students transition into higher education. He is currently volunteering with Student Legal Services and the law school newspaper, the Moot Times. Outside of school Mitch enjoys soccer, cooking, and starting blankly into the void. He is looking forward to answering any questions incoming 1Ls have about UCalgary Law.
Evelyne V (1L)
Evelyne graduated from Dalhousie University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree. While she loved the East Coast, Calgary has been home for the last 13 years. Evelyne chose to attend UCalgary Law because of the abundance of networking opportunities that the students are offered. Evelyne loved her undergraduate degree and she wishes to connect her science degree to her law career in the future. She is willing and able to chat with potential students that want to pursue a law degree but may have a background that seems irrelevant to law (she will convince you that there is no such thing).
Aaron was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan, but has lived in Alberta all of his adult life. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, and worked as a management consultant prior to starting law school. Aaron is involved in Pro Bono Students Canada and OUTLaw, the Faculty of Law’s LGBTQ student organization. Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with friends at Calgary’s amazing restaurants or venturing out to the beautiful mountains (which are luckily a short drive from Calgary!). Aaron chose UCalgary because of its curriculum and his desire to work in the Calgary legal community in the field of employment and labour law.
Elisa grew up in rural Alberta and has lived in both the Maritimes and BC since graduating from high school. She completed an assortment of undergraduate courses, mainly in the area of Religious Studies but also in Nursing. Elisa received a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from NAIT, which peaked her interest in studying law. Elisa chose to attend the University of Calgary because of its holistic approach to education and its focus on Energy and Environmental Law. Elisa is involved in various organizations within the faculty and in the community. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, woodworking, and playing board games.
Erin A (1L)
Erin grew up in Calgary, then went to Dalhousie University for a BSc. in Earth Sciences/minor in Music. She chose UCalgary for law because of its focus on experiential learning, smaller class sizes, and access to Calgary's legal market. Erin is involved with Pro Bono Students Canada, the Business Law Association, and the Environmental Law Society. Outside of school, she likes singing in choir, running, and getting out to the mountains.
Chris B (1L)
Chris was born and raised in Calgary, where he completed his BA hons. in Political Science at UCalgary, as well as worked for a major Canadian airline for over six years. Chris chose to attend UCalgary for law school because of its focus on practical legal skills, interactive learning methods, and its great reputation in the Calgary legal market. Chris is a volunteer caseworker at Student Legal Assistance, as well as an avid hiker in the mountains around Calgary. Chris is more than happy to answer any and all questions that you may have.
Alex K (1L)
Alex was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he completed his HBA in Sociology. He received the “Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student Award” from the Canadian Sociological Association for his performance. He worked as a line-cook and an enumerator for Statistics Canada during segments of his undergraduate studies. Alex chose UCalgary for law school because of the hands-on curriculum, positive reputation in the legal market and a desire to live close to the mountains. As well as being a student ambassador, Alex is also a caseworker with Student Legal Assistance. He is an avid snowboarder/long-boarder and enjoys taking part in other outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and fishing. He also appreciates and utilizes Calgary’s well-taken care of public tennis courts to play games with his wife.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Amber completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Saint Mary's University. She then pursued graduate studies at the University of British Columbia in chemistry. Realizing that she didn't want to spend the rest of her days in a lab, she taught for a year at Simon Fraser University, followed by a job in marketing for a Biotechnology company. It was learning more about intellectual property law and volunteering at a patent office that drew Amber to pursue a career in law. She chose the University of Calgary because of the innovative curriculum and excellent reputation.
Alyna C (1L)
Alyna began her post-secondary education in her hometown at the Medicine Hat College, later graduating from the University of Calgary with a B.A. in Psychology in 2017. Alyna chose UCalgary Law because of the small class sizes and the strong community both within the faculty and amongst Calgary’s legal market. She is currently involved in SLA, PBSC, the Faculty of Law rugby team, Negotiations club, and the Moot Times. Alyna enjoys spending spare time with friends checking out Calgary’s food scene, taking in local music, and going to exhibitions and events around the city. She’s happy to meet prospective students to talk about UCalgary Law and show them photos of her dog, Dobby.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Social Work, Marleea returned to her hometown to start the JD program at UCalgary Law for its strong sense of community and innovative curriculum. She is one of the executives for the Student Ambassador program and has been involved in several volunteer activities throughout law school, such as Level Justice’s Indigenous Youth Outreach Program. Outside of school Marleea volunteers with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Alberta, plays recreation women’s soccer, enjoys trying new restaurants in town and relaxing with her pug, Mochi!
Richie graduated from UCalgary in 2012 with a BA in Law and Society and a minor in Philosophy. As a lifetime Calgarian, he is happy to answer any questions that those who are new to the city might have. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, checking out new things around the city, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on the Calgary Flames.
Joshua H (1L)
I was born in Calgary and have lived here for most of my life. The other place I've lived for any significant amount of time is Jamaica, where I served a volunteer mission doing humanitarian and social work. Since returning from Jamaica, I enrolled in business at the University of Calgary, did a year in that program, then switched to geology for the remainder of my undergrad. I graduated with my degree in geology last June. I wanted to do law even before starting my undergraduate degree, my mind becoming fully decided when the job market for geologists took an unfortunate turn. Overall, this choice is for the best as my interests and capacities are more suited to law than earth science.
Kara F (1L)
Kara grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she also attended the University of Manitoba and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Following that, she went on to complete her Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University. After working as an elementary school teacher for a few years, she decided on a career change to become a lawyer. Kara was drawn to the University of Calgary for their unique commitment to developing the law school experience through the Calgary Curriculum.
Natalie P (1L)
Natalie was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta. She completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology at the University of Alberta and worked at Legal Aid Alberta before coming to the University of Calgary to pursue her legal education. Her current area of interest is criminal and family law. Natalie is married, has 3 fur-children she’s allergic to (Oscar the dog, Cocoa and Luna the cats), enjoys downhill skiing, volleyball, squash, badminton, soccer, photography, and home improvement projects. She is involved with Student Legal Assistance, The Moot Times and is on the intramural soccer and law rugby teams.
Daphne went directly into law school after completing her Bachelor of Music degree. Although the two degrees are very different, she has enjoyed the challenges of law school and has been able to meet people from several different backgrounds at UCalgary Law. She also happily discovered some similarities between being a classical pianist and studying the law. During law school, Daphne has been involved with Student Legal Assistance and worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant for different professors. Outside of school, Daphne enjoys travelling, attending work out classes, and being a part of other music events in the city.