Malorie Kanaan accepted for clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada

Faculty of Law - Civil Law Section
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Malorie Kanaane
Congratulations to Malorie Kanaan who has been offered a position as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, as part of the Honourable Justice Michelle O'Bonsawin’s team. A graduate of the L.LL./J.D. program, Kanaan is currently a candidate in the Master of Laws and Social Justice (LL.M.) program, supervised by Dean and Professor Marie-Eve Sylvestre and Professor Audrey Ferron-Parayre.

Malorie Kanaan has received numerous awards and fellowships during her studies including:

  • Finalist for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2022 Storytellers Challenge, intended to fund work that generates positive impact on the lives of people and generations to come,
  • Recipient of the 2022 U SPORTS’ Prix national Majeur de leadership et service communautaire (national leadership and community service award), presented to a student-athlete in Canada for excellence in academia, athletics and commitment,
  • Awarded the 2022 Réseau du Sport-Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Prix de leadership et engagement (leadership and commitment award), presented to a student-athlete in Quebec for leadership in sport, academics and community,
  • Awarded the 2022 University of Ottawa Leadership Award, presented to a student who has made a significant academic contribution through their leadership and commitment,
  • Recipient of 2021 Jacques Gaudreau Graduate Fellowship, awarded for academic excellence and research impact in human rights,

Balancing her studies with extracurricular activities, Kanaan has nurtured her passion for swimming as a member of the University of Ottawa's Gee-Gees team. Thanks to her stellar performances both in the pool and on the bench, she has been nominated as a Canadian student-athlete for three consecutive years (2019-2022).

After submitting her application, Kanaan was able to distinguish herself through academic excellence and a wide range of legal experience. Her future position as a law clerk on the team of the Honourable Justice Michelle O'Bonsawin of the Supreme Court of Canada will consist of researching legal issues, drafting memoranda on legal matters, and generally assisting the Justice in the work of the Court.

Kanaan is honoured to represent the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section on Justice O'Bonsawin's team and we wish her every success in her career!