3L REPRESENTATIVES

3L representatives act as the representatives of the 3L class. They advocate for the interests, and concerns of their constituency by serving as liaisons between the 3L class and the MLSA Council.

Alexa Smith

3L Representative

Jilian Stefanson

3L Representative

2L REPRESENTATIVES

The 2L representatives act as the representatives of the 2L class. They advocate for the interests, and concerns of their constituency by serving as liaisons between the 2L class and the MLSA Council. They are also responsible for hosting one of the MLSA “exam cram” events throughout the year.

Celyna Yu

2L Representative

In her first year, Celyna was the 1L representative for A01, and is back this year as one of the 2L representatives. She is also the Director of Communications for the Diversity in Law Group and is part of the Robson Hall Debate Society. Before attending law school, Celyna completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Marketing and Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the Asper School of Business.

Outside of school, Celyna can be found watching The Office, hitting a morning workout, or searching for the best restaurants in Winnipeg. Celyna always loves meeting new people – if you’re interested in chatting over a cup of coffee or debating if pineapple goes on pizza, please feel free to reach out!

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Shawn Singh

2L Representative

Shawn is a 2L student at Robson Hall and is one of your 2L representatives for 2020-2021! His favorite part of 1L was learning about critical issues from the many guest speakers hosted at Robson Hall. Our guests will challenge your frame of mind on all kinds of issues – be there or be square!

During his criminology (honours) undergrad at UM, Shawn was a leader in many functions of university governance. Outside of classes, Shawn continues to be an active member of Manitoba’s justice community as part of the Manitoba Criminal Justice Association and the Canadian Criminal Justice Association’s Policy Review Committee.

As a 1L, Shawn quickly learned how valuable free time is as a law student. He likes to spend his free time listening to eclectic music from around the world, talking about issues of all sizes and, most of all, meeting new people. Personally, he is passionate about cycling across greater Winnipeg and stretching a little deeper into his favorite yoga poses.

If you’ve taken a class with him or find him in the hallways, you’ll know that Shawn likes to chat! Don’t be shy – feel free to share a wacky track or a quirky query any time, over any medium.

 1L REPRESENTATIVES

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MBA REPRESENTATIVE

Michael Badejo 

Michael Badejo is a second-year law student at Robson Hall. In his first year, he participated in and volunteered for extracurricular events and student groups that include the Mock Interview night and the Black Law Students Association. He will also spend his 1L summer as co-editor of The Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law.

Often found walking the halls or having an unmistakably animated laugh, Michael combines a positive attitude with a drive to do the nitty-gritty work necessary for success.

Michael came to Robson Hall in 2019 after having a career in media relations and corporate communications, working with organizations like the Winnipeg Airports Authority, Bell MTS, Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba and more. He also still runs a freelance communications business to keep his wordsmithing skills sharp. Michael graduated with a joint degree/diploma from The University of Winnipeg and Red River College in his undergrad (which also included a short stint at the University of Manitoba).

In his spare time, you can find Michael trying to discover new music, looking to stay active, or working on his cinephile credibility. Above all, he’s on your team: he’d be happy to talk to you about almost any topic, and is always willing to lend an ear or a hand for any question or concern you might have.

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SENATE REPRESENTATIVE

The University of Manitoba Senate is the academic decision-making body at the university, responsible for overseeing awards, research, admissions, appeals, etc. The Robson Hall Senator serves to represent the MLSA’s interests in the Senate and acts as a liaison for matters that pertain to law students.


Evan Podaima

MLSA University Senator

Evan is a 3L student best known for his wardrobe but is also outgoing and always happy to chat. Please feel free to bring any concerns directly to him. This is his second year as the MLSA’s Senator. He sat last year on the Senate Committee for Academic Review, and this current academic year he is sitting on the Senate Executive Committee as the voting student member. In his spare time, he is a hobby chef.

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UMSU REPRESENTATIVE

Zach White

MLSA’s UMSU Representative

Having originated from the west coast, Zach is always looking for recommendations for things to do in Winnipeg. Prior to Law School Zach completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Vancouver Island University. He loves to cook and bake and is always looking for new recipes to experiment with. In his spare time, he can be found either in the kitchen or exploring outdoors. If you have any tasty recipes you are willing to share or simply want to chat about law school do not hesitate to reach out.

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GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Gender and Sexual Minorities Student Representative

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VISIBLE MINORITY STUDENTS’ REPRESENTATIVE

Anisha Sahota

Visible Minority Students’ Representative

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WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE

Allison Kilgour

Women’s Representative

Allison is a second-year student at Robson Hall. In her first year, she was the 1L Representative on the Feminist Legal Forum, and a sub-par member and unofficial cheerleader of the Bearrister’s Soccer Team. Prior to attending law school, Allison completed her BA at the University of Manitoba where she served as a Senator, a member of the Board of Governors, and as VP Advocacy on the UMSU Executive. Outside of University, she co-founded the not-for-profit Students for Consent Culture (SFCC) Canada, where she currently works as an Advocacy Coordinator. She is also a co-chair on the Federal Government’s Youth Working Group on Gender Equality, where she is helping to develop a national youth gender equality strategy. Allison is your 2020/21 MLSA Women’s Representative, a member of the Accessibility Committee, and Chair of the Feminist Legal Forum. Most importantly, she loves dogs, drag shows, comfy scarves, and spending time at the lake. Don’t hesitate to stop her in the halls and say hi!

STUDENTS’ LIVING WITH DISABILITIES REP

Andrew Fenwick