Aya Refaat

Aya Refaat

Summer Student

Contact Information


tel: 416.646.4377




  • University of Toronto, Juris Doctor (2022)
  • Ryerson University, Bachelor of Arts (Distinction)


English, Arabic

Aya graduated from Ryerson University with Honours in Criminology before enrolling in the Juris Doctor program at University of Toronto. During law school, Aya volunteered with the Pro Bono Students of Canada and the International Human Rights Program. She represented the University of Toronto at the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot Court Competition, taking home the award for best factum. Prior to joining Osler, Aya worked as a caseworker specializing in workers’ compensation matters and litigation at both the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Appeals Tribunal.

While at Osler, Aya will work with the Intellectual Property and Litigation groups.

  • Dean’s Honour List (2016-2019)

  • University of Toronto Muslim Law Student Association (2020-Present)
  • Advocates for Injured Workers, Caseworker (2020-2021)
  • Peer Mentorship Program at U of T, Mentor (2021)
  • Amnesty International and the International Human Rights Program, Researcher (2019-2021)
  • Pro Bono Students of Canada, Researcher (2019-2020)
  • World University Service of Canada Ryerson University Chapter, Chair (2018-2019)

  • Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association