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Ramz Aziz

Ramz Aziz

Articling Student


Contact Information

raziz@osler.com

tel: 416.646.3395

Office

Toronto

Education
  • University of Toronto, J.D. (2019)
  • University of Toronto, M.B.A. (2019)
  • Dalhousie University, B.Sc. (First Class Honours)
Language(s)
English, Urdu

Ramz is a graduate of the J.D./M.B.A. program at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, he earned a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University, where he served as Student Union President.

Ramz joined Osler as a summer student in 2018, where he was seconded to the firm’s New York office. He is currently completing his articles, rotating through the firm’s Health, Corporate, Technology and Privacy groups.

During school, Ramz was an active leader in both the law and business school communities, serving as Vice-President of the South Asian Business Association, Treasurer of the Student's Law Society and Senior Editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. He worked closely with the administration of both faculties on diversity, inclusion and mental health initiatives pertaining to South Asian and Muslim-identified students. At Rotman, Ramz was selected for the Leadership Development Lab and Vernissage Health Leadership Dialogue Series in partnership with the Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Ramz's community work centers around poverty alleviation and food security advocacy. He also completed a Muslim Youth Political Fellowship in 2018, serving as a Councillor's Aide in the Office of the Deputy Mayor. He is currently a Fellow with the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, conducting research into an equitable policy framework for smart city transformation.

  • Gordon Cressy Leadership Award, University of Toronto (2019)
  • Graduate Community Development Fund Award, University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (2019)
  • MAX All-Star Scholarship (2018)
  • Faculty of Law Dean’s Leadership Award (2017)
  • Finalist, Bain & Co. Written Case Challenge (2016)
  • Finalist, The Next 36, NEXT Canada (2015)

  • Fellow, School of Cities, University of Toronto (2019)
  • Executive, Project Ramadan, Muslim Welfare Centre (2016-2019)
  • Scholarships Committee, Muslim Awards for Excellence (2018-2019)
  • MBA Member, University Complaint and Resolution Council (2018-2019)
  • Fellow, International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto (2016-2018)
  • Member, University of Toronto Academic Discipline and Appeals Committee (2016-2018)
  • Workshop Presenter, Law in Action Within Schools (2015-2016)
  • Speaker, Dalhousie University Impact Awards (2015)
  • Speaker, Dalhousie University Induction Ceremony (2015)
  • Presenter, Link 2.0 Conference (2014)
  • Presenter, East Coast Student Leadership Conference (2013)

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association

  • 2018 Diversity Disclosure Practices: Women in Leadership Roles at TSX-Listed Companies, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, 2018
  • Universities Go Global’, Business Voice Magazine, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, 2015