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Queen's University, B.Sc. (Hons,)
Queen’s University, J.D.
Joanna returns to Mathews Dinsdale as an articling student after summering with the firm in 2021. She recently graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.
During law school, Joanna discovered a love for legal scholarship, and served on the editorial board of the Queen’s Law Journal as its Co-Editor-in-Chief (and, previously, its Managing Editor of Business and Marketing). She has also honed her research skills through work as a student contributor to the 4th edition of Employment Law in Canada and work as a research assistant to Professor Kathleen Lahey, where she evaluated progress reports authored by signatories to the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action and summarized fiscal measures taken to strengthen national social protection schemes. Joanna’s advocacy experience includes work as a Student Caseworker for the Queen’s Business Law Clinic and as a researcher for Queen’s Law’s 2022 Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law Moot team, as well as membership with Year and Core Councils on the faculty’s Law Students’ Society. She has also volunteered as a Peer Tutor and as a Team Lead for a public legal education project with Pro Bono Students Canada, where she coordinated public seminars about topics such as privacy law for businesses and employer compliance with the ESA and AODA.
Prior to law school, Joanna completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in English Language and Literature, with particular interest in 19th-century texts exploring themes of labour, industrialization and crises of faith in the face of rapid scientific advancement. In her spare time, she also enjoys knitting, quad skating, and spending time with her (many) pets, as well as telling fun facts about obscure McGill Guide rules.
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