2017-2018 Execs

Jamie Rooney

Jamie Rooney is a third year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He was awarded an Entrance Scholarship and the Cassels Brock & Blackwell Prize for Professionalism. Jamie was a Summer Law Student at Bennett Jones LLP in 2017 and 2016, in the Toronto and Calgary offices, respectively. He enjoyed contributing to corporate law matters, especially in M&A, Corporate Finance, and Corporate Governance. Jamie is a Master of Studies graduate from the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal and Gold Medal (Honors) for his undergraduate studies at Western University. Jamie was the Assistant Captain and Rookie of the Year on the Oxford Blues Varsity Ice Hockey Team and currently plays for the Osgoode Hockey Team. Jamie is a past Director and current Advisor for Canada World Youth and was named as one of Canada’s Global Changemakers.


VP Internal
Maha Mansoor

Maha Mansoor is in her third year of the Juris Doctor and Master in Environmental Studies program. This past summer, she worked at the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance where she focused on the social and environmental responsibilities of board of directors. She currently acts as a lead researcher at the International Energy Agency. Maha has also worked at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law on issues related to climate change liability during her first year of law school. Maha holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto.


VP External
Sean Whiting

Sean is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, he graduated from Brock University with a Master of Arts in History. More recently, Sean worked as an industrial electrician on major mining, and oil and gas projects in northern Alberta and British Columbia. While working on a project, a local Aboriginal group erected a blockade at the site over environmental concerns. Sean developed an interest in corporate governance after witnessing the corporation’s reaction to the blockade situation. Recently, his interest in corporate governance has grown to include issues of shareholder activism. He is also carefully watching how the proposed Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) will influence corporate governance in Canada’s finance industry. As VP External, Sean looks forward to strengthening the relationship between the Osgoode Society for Corporate Governance and legal, corporate and academic leaders.


Marketing Director
Vivian Xu

Vivian is currently a third-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. During summer 2017, Vivian worked as a law student at a boutique tax firm and assisted clients with tax dispute resolution matters. Vivian also previously volunteered as a student researcher and made research contributions for the revision of a legal textbook, Sentencing (9th Edition). Prior to law school, Vivian attended the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors Specialization degree in Economics. In her free time, Vivian enjoys reading fiction, attending concerts, and exploring Toronto’s culinary scene.


Internship Director
Ankita Gupta

Ankita Gupta is in her second year of the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School. This past summer, she worked at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP in their corporate, competition, environmental and litigation practice groups. She has also worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Poonam Puri, Professor Cynthia Williams and Professor Anita Anand, where she researched the use of the corporate veil by MNCs, climate change and environmental reporting disclosure, and insider trading in Canada, and she continues to be actively involved in a research capacity with Professor Poonam Puri. Ankita holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Specialist in Finance and Strategy, and has worked in accounting, finance and marketing roles at Deloitte Canada, Unilever and Hershey. Ankita is currently serving as a Senior Editor for the Transnational Legal Theory Journal, as a Contributor for theCourt.ca, and is enrolled in the Investor Protection Clinic intensive. In her free time, Ankita enjoys watching and playing soccer and running.


Events Director
Rima Halabi

Rima is a second year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, and a minor in Psychology. It was through her undergraduate program that she developed a strong interest in corporate governance issues. This past summer, Rima worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Richard Haigh. In addition to her commitment to the OSCG, Rima is the Secretary of the Osgoode Mooting Society and a competitive mooter. This year she is taking part in the Davies’ Annual Corporate/Securities Law Moot.


Matthew Umbrio

Matthew is a second year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated from the Schulich School of Business with an International Bachelor of Business Administration and a Certificate in Managing International Trade and Investment. Through his undergraduate experiences regarding responsible business studies, Matthew developed a strong interest in corporate governance as it relates to the law. Matthew worked with the legal department at the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada over the past summer and is an active member of the Osgoode community. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys watching and playing sports and travelling.


Social Media Director
Alyona Kokanova

Alyona is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society. Prior to attending Osgoode, Alyona worked as a law clerk for seven years during her high school and undergraduate studies. This past summer Alyona worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Saptarishi Bandopadhyay and as a Student Recruitment Coordinator at the Osgoode Office of Admissions & Student Services. In addition to her commitment to the OSCG, Alyona is a Senior Editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Alyona is also a foodie, and in her spare time when she’s not looking for new restaurants in Toronto she is either hiking or travelling, or both.