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Daniel Downie

Daniel Downie

Articling Student

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  • University of Alberta, J.D. (with Distinction)
  • University of Calgary, BHSc (Honours), First Class

Daniel obtained his J.D. from the University of Alberta. He previously completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Biomedical Sciences, with a minor in Music, from the University of Calgary. During his undergraduate studies, Daniel completed his honours thesis in a pharmacology and physiology lab.

In law school, Daniel worked as a research assistant with the Health Law Institute and as a Legal Research and Writing Fellow, where he taught first-year law students foundational legal research and writing skills. Daniel represented the University of Alberta at the 2019 Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot and the 2018 Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot. Daniel was actively involved in promoting student mental health at the Faculty of Law and served as the Chair of the Mental Health and Wellness Committee for two years. He also acted as the elected student representative on several Faculty committees and was a Band Director for the annual “Law Show”. During his articles, Daniel will complete a secondment to Osler's New York office.

  • The Honourable CD O’Brien Scholarship (2019)
  • The Kelly Jenkins Memorial Award (2019)
  • Edmonton Bar Association Award (2018)
  • Dean’s List, Cumming School of Medicine (2015-2016)
  • O’Brien Centre Summer Studentship (2015)
  • University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award (2015)

  • Faculty of Law Mental Health and Wellness Committee, Chair (2017-2019)
  • Law Show, Band Director (2017-2019)
  • Law Faculty Council, Student Representative (2018-2019)
  • Curriculum Committee, Student Representative (2017-2019)
  • Admissions Committee, Student Representative (2017-2018)
  • Student Legal Services of Edmonton, Criminal Law Caseworker (2016-2017)