Summer Student, Ottawa
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Ruvanya Kasturiarachchi is currently a J.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Program. Prior to attending law school, Ruvanya earned her Bachelor or Arts and Science from the University of Toronto, with a major in international relations, and double minor in philosophy and practical French.
Ruvanya developed her interest in labour and employment law while working as a summer student at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, where she provided assistance related to return to work, disability management, and wage loss benefits. Ruvanya gained valuable skills in oral advocacy while being a member of the University of Toronto’s pre-law mooting team and representing the university in external moot competitions. She has continued to develop her passion for mooting in law school by taking part in the Nelligan Moot competition, where she represented an employer in a wrongful dismissal case.
Prior to law school, Ruvanya mentored first-year students through the International Relations Society and Trinity Women in Leadership. She also volunteered to give back to high-school students in the Toronto community through organizing the University of Toronto Model United Nations Conference in her roles as director of public relations and committee director.
In her spare time, Ruvanya enjoys watching true crime documentaries, practicing her flute skills and finding new restaurants and cafes to try with friends and family.