Samantha is a student-at-law in the McLennan Ross Calgary office.
Samantha earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto, where she was awarded the J.F.W. “Ted” Weatherill Prize in Labour Arbitration. She previously earned a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton University, graduating with Honours with Distinction.
Samantha worked as a Summer Student at McLennan Ross where she wrote research memorandums and attended hearings related to labour and employment, insurance, and commercial litigation.
Prior to attending law school, Samantha worked for the federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour as a Legislative Assistant & Issues Manager. In this role, she assisted in passing government legislation and responded to emerging communication and policy challenges.
While in law school, Samantha was a finalist in the National Labour Arbitration Competition, where she represented both union and employer in labour arbitrations. She was also a regional semi-finalist in the Canadian Client Consultation Competition where she interviewed clients to gather facts, assess their case and provide legal and non-legal advice.
Active in her community, Samantha’s volunteer experience includes working with Advocates for Injured Workers, the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, and the Calgary Centre Federal Liberal Association.