Thompson Rivers University

Students receive $85K at law awards

  Posted on: November 7, 2017

Kenneth Armstrong (right) presents Heather Maki with the CBABC award.

Dozens of deserving students gathered last week to be recognized at the seventh annual fall TRU Law awards reception. 

In all, 27 scholarships, bursaries and course prizes totaling nearly $85,000 were awarded at the ceremony. Many more students were recognized for non-monetary Dean’s Prizes for being the top student in each of the respective courses. 

Dean Brad Morse says donors make an immense difference.

“TRU Law students benefit a great deal from the awards available. Currently, we have 29 donors who allow us to be able to give out $141, 250 in awards and bursaries annually. Our goal over the next five years is to build our annual award disbursement to $500,000,” he said.

Below is a list of the fall awards and their recipients:

Monetary Awards:

Scotiabank Course Prize in Business Association: Sander Lekas

TRU Law Scholarship: Sander Lekas

Roper Greyell LLP Course Prize in Employment Law: Breanna Morrow

Thorsteinssons LLP Course Prize in Corporate Tax Law: Erik Thorsteinsson

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Course Prize in Contract Law: Simranjit Arora

George Lamperson Memorial Bursary: Calen Janzen

BC Prosecution Services Bursary: Kristina Gallo

Bill W. Eremko Memorial Law Bursary: Alejandra Henao

Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Award: Heather Maki

Centrepoint Kamloops Bursary in Law: Taylor Campbell

Donald Robert Bert Memorial Law Bursary: Marina Landry

Fulton and Company Law Entrance Award: Natasha Little

Guild Yule LLP Advocacy Prize: Oliver Verenca

Guild Yule LLP Outstanding First-Year Moot Court Prize: Oliver Verenca

Kamloops Bar Association Bursary: Jeremy Koch

Law Foundation Entrance Award:  Heather Maki, Kendra Murray, Sonia Dhaliwal, Rozita Taeidi, Ian McParland, Candice Foulkes

Norma Quinn Memorial Prize in Law: Karen Perry

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Course Prize in Property Law: Gurvir Dulay

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Course Prize in Torts: David Gore 

Vancouver Bar Association Bursary: Zain Ali

Kootenay Bar Association Memorial Bursary in Law: James Mason

Helping Hands Law Bursary: James Mason

Additional Course Prizes (non-monetary):

Community Lawyering: Yelda Anwari

Immigration and Refugee Law: Stephanie Benedict

Civil Procedures: Jeshua Bray

Ethical Lawyering: Andrew Butler

Human Rights Law: Matthew Campbell

Trusts (Section 1): Taylor Campbell

Family Law: Danielle Ching

Sports Law II: Alessia D’Aversa

Civil Procedures: Nicole Debartolo

Property: Gurvir Dulay

Torts: David Gore

Class Actions: Fayme Hodal

Comparative Law: David Horvath

Ethical Lawyering: Christie Kobialko

Court of Appeal Moots: Annie Olson

Legal Perspectives (Section 2): Arpan Parhar

Advanced Legal Research: Karen Perry

Real Estate: Karen Perry

Comparative and International Indigenous Rights Law: Peter Sorensen

Apps for Access to Justice: Kenneth Taylor

Criminal Law: Oliver Verenca

Fundamental Legal Skills: Oliver Verenca

Legal Perspectives (Section 1): Oliver Verenca

Constitutional (Section 2): Alain Verrier

Criminal Law (Section 2): Alain Verrier

Property (Section 2): Alain Verrier

Torts: Brodie Webber

Constitutional (Section 1): Simranjit Arora

Contracts (Section 1): Simranjit Arora

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law: Sabrina Avery

Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law: Sabrina Avery

Trusts (Section 2): Sabrina Avery

Trusts: Scott Duncan

Secured Transactions: Alex Farkas

Civil Society and Dissent: Lavinia Floarea

Conflicts of Law: Brandon Harrison

Administrative Law: Makenzie Johnston

Environmental Law: Makenzie Johnston

Business Associations: Alexander Lekas

Remedies: Nathaniel MacDermott

Entertainment: Callan Mackinlay

Wilson Moots: Brianna Meyer

Insurance: Kelsey Morrison

Employment Law: Breanna Morrow

Corporate Tax: Erik Thorsteinsson

Community Lawyering: Kristjan Thorsteinson

Comparative Law: David Horvath

International Intellectual Property: Nicholas James