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Ryan Howes

Ryan Howes

Articling Student

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tel: 613.787.1021



  • University of Toronto, BSc
  • University of Toronto, JD candidate (2020)

Ryan has completed his second year of the J.D. program at the University of Toronto. He previously obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science degree with High Distinction in the Mental Health Studies Specialist (Co-op) program, with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of Toronto Scarborough. After his undergraduate studies, Ryan continued to work as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Toronto Scarborough and worked as a Research Analyst at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

While at law school, Ryan has worked as a research assistant for the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, a volunteer at Downtown Legal Services in the family law division, and a summer law student at Metrolinx. Ryan also co-founded Menos Canada Inc, an ecommerce logistics and marketing solutions company servicing producers of high-quality food goods.

While at Osler, Ryan will be working with the Intellectual Property group.

  • Canadian Psychological Association Award of Academic Excellence 2014 (Honours Thesis)

  • Downtown Legal Services, Family Law Division, Volunteer Law Student

  • Runnymede Society

Ryan N Howes, “A Right to Choose: A Critical Review and Defence of the Minimum Performance Principle” (2019) 77:2 UT Fac L Rev (forthcoming).

Ryan N Howes, “Sola Fide, Ktunaxa, and the Character of Religious Freedom in Canada” (2018) 10:1 Asper Centre Outlook 1.

Rashid, T., Howes, R. N., & Louden, R. (2016). Positive psychotherapy: A wellbeing approach to recovery. In M. Slade, L. Oades, & A. Jarden (Eds.), Wellbeing, recovery, and mental health (Chapter 10). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rashid, T., & Howes, R. N. (2016). Positive psychotherapy: Clinical application of positive psychology. In A. M. Wood, & J. Johnson (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology (Chapter 22). Chichester, UK: Wiley.