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Dirigeants de 2021-2022
2021-2022 Execs

Brittany Singh, elle/la/she/her

Co-Présidente / Co-President

Hi everyone! My name is Brittany (she/her) and I am so excited to be your Co-President of OUTLaw for the 2021-2022 year! OUTLaw has provided me with a sense of community and support during law school that I am hoping to give back to other 2SLGBTQ+ students this upcoming year.

I am incoming 3L in the English Common Law Program. I identify as a cis-lesbian, Guyanese-Canada woman. I am originally from Markham, Ontario and currently, live in Ottawa with my partner and our Himalayan cat, Bae Cat!

I am passionate about social justice, equality rights, and advocacy. So far in law school I have had many great experiences such as participating in the Nelligan O'Brien Payne Moot, volunteering at the Human Rights Legal Clinic, mentoring and being mentored, and working at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic.

If you would like to connect with me, you can email me at bsing087@uottawa.ca. I look forward to hearing from and meeting you!

Shadé Edwards, she/her

Vice-présidente des événements / Vice President, Events

Hello good people! My name is Shadé (she/her) and I am looking forward to being your VP Events for the 2021-2022 year! OUTLaw has been an extremely supportive space for me during the duration of my studies and I am very much looking forward to giving back to the club in an executive capacity.

I am a 3L in the English Common Law Program and will be completing my final year virtually. I am particularly passionate about the intersection at which social justice and transformative change meet, as well as the ways in which the law can be used as a tool for the expansion of the rights of historically excluded individuals and communities. My legal interests include human rights, constitutional law and commercial litigation.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching documentaries, spending time with my loved ones, and playing video games. Should you need to connect with me, you can email me at sedwa039@uottawa.ca.

Sarah Yusuf, elle/she/her

Vice-président.e des affaires externes / Vice President, External

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Sarah (elle/she/her) et je suis ravie d'être votre VP externe pour l'année 2021-2022 ! OUTLaw m'a donné l'occasion de rencontrer des gens incroyables et je suis excitée de m'impliquer davantage dans la communauté. 
  
I am a 2L in the Programme de Common Law en Français who is extremely passionate about legal rights education and contributing to community-based initiatives. I hope to contribute to creating positive changes in our legal system by promoting the interests of marginalized groups through advocacy and education. I am an Ottawa native who has had the pleasure of serving as a frontline community worker for many years. I am currently an employee of the UOSU as Operations Supervisor for the Foot Patrol. Additionally, I have experience as an Intake Specialist, Law Clerk, and Legal Assistant. I’m eternally interested in broadening my knowledge and I’m curious about all areas of the law.  

“For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.”- Plutarch  
 
In my free time, I love going on hikes, reading comics & manga, and playing board games with friends! Feel free to email me at syusu103@uottawa.ca to chat!

Zachary Davis, he/him

Vice-président.e des finances / Vice President, Finance

Hello Everyone! My name is Zachary Davis. However, you may call me Zach. My pronouns are He/Him. I’m excited to be acting as your VP Finance for the 2021-2022 academic year. OUTLaw audaciously creates space for Queer folks to accept and celebrate themselves and the diversity of others. OUTLaw has always welcomed me with a warm embrace so I’m more than happy to contribute my time and energy to help support our fellow queer peers.

I am 3L English Common Law student. My interests include community building, mentorship and advancing initiatives that protect and support marginalized and disenfranchised folks. What I do in my spare time is my business! However, what I do with OUTLaw’s time is your business and I aim to make you the priority.

If you would like to connect with me, don’t be shy and just send me an email at zdavi023@uottawa.ca.

Michelle Liu, elle/la/she/her

Co-Présidente / Co-President

Salut! Je m'appelle Michelle. Mes pronoms sont elle/la/she/her. I am a cis-queer Asian-Canadian woman in 2L of the English Common Law Program. Je m'identifie comme anglo-québécoise (de Montréal) et je suis bilingue donc je vous invite à vous engager avec moi dans la langue que vous préférez.

I bring nearly 10 years of experience in student advocacy, including 3 presidencies, 5 directorships, 3 advisory council/committee seats, and 3 board memberships. Je suis la Présidente de l'AÉCLSS ainsi que la représentante de la Faculté de droit au Sénat de l'Université. Last year, in 1L, I served as the Common Law Director on the University of Ottawa Students’ Union (UOSU) Board of Directors, a member of the AÉCLSS Presidential Subcommittee, VP Communications of OUTLaw, and a student-at-large on the Common Law Faculty Council.

Vous pouvez me joindre sur LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/michelleccliu), Twitter (@michelleccliu) ou par courriel (michelle.liu@uottawa.ca).

Clémence Thabet, they/she/elle

Vice-présidente des communications / Vice President, Communications

Hey everyone! My name is Clémence, and my pronouns are they/she/elle. I identify as queer in all regards, including gender, although if I’m honest I’m still working out the intricacies of which labels I prefer.

Je m’identifie comme fière franco-ontarienne d’adoption et je poursuis présentement ma 5e année d’études dans le programme combiné de science politique et juris doctor. Passionnée de la justice sociale et de l’égalité réelle, je suis étudiante à la Clinique juridique communautaire et j’ai auparavant était stagiaire à la Clinique des droits à l’égalité. Je suis aussi présentement bénévole avec le Capital Rainbow Refuge, et j’ai hâte de passer cette année à redonner à ma communauté et à être VP Communications de OUTLaw!

In my free time, you can regularly find me acquiring new houseplants, learning a new hobby – right now, it’s tufting rugs and crocheting – or catering to my sweet tooth. If you’d like to reach me, feel free to email me at cthab050@uottawa.ca or via Twitter @ThabetClemence.

Robyn-Lee Hotte, she/her/elle

Vice-présidente des affaires internes / Vice President, Internal

Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Robyn-Lee Hotte, I am a cis-pansexual Québécois woman, and my pronouns are she/her/elle. J’habite la région de la capitale nationale depuis ma naissance (à Ottawa) et je réside actuellement à Gatineau avec mon père et mes trois chiens (Stitches, Bailey et Muffin!).

I’m currently in my 4th year (of 6!) in the B.Soc.Sci and Juris Doctor programme. Je m’intéresse particulièrement dans le droit constitutionnel et le droit de la sécurité nationale. Cette année, j’occupe le poste de V.-P. interne ici à OUTLaw ainsi que le rôle de V.-P. des revendications étudiantes au sein de l’AÉCLSS. I am also an employee of the UOSU as the Deputy Commissioner of University Affairs and Equity. I’ve been deeply implicated in my school community since I was little and I’m so proud to be working with OUTLaw this year!
 
You can reach me by email at rhott039@uottawa.ca ou sur mes réseaux sociaux, juste rechercher mon nom! Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !