MLSA Profiles

2017-18 Executive

Heather Maxted, President –

Heather headshot 2Heather is currently a 3L at Robson Hall Faculty of Law. Heather was a summer student at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP in 2016 and will be returning as an articling student in 2018. Before coming to law school, she received her Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) with a double major in Marketing and International Business. Heather has enriched her law school experience through volunteer positions with Pro-Bono Students Canada and the Canadian Journal of Human Rights, and will be competing in the Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP Corporate/Securities Moot in 2018. In addition to this, she volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society and sits on the Board of Governors for the University of Manitoba. Heather was a competitive curler prior to law school, but now spends her spare time reading, practicing yoga, and rewatching The Office. Please contact her if you have any questions or if you’re interested in sharing pictures of dogs.


Amal Jabar, Vice-President Internal –

Amal headshotAmal is currently a 3L at Robson Hall Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, Amal received her Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences and a focus on Integrative Biology. Amal was the Vice President of the Science Students’ Association and worked as a Teaching Assistant during her undergrad. Amal spent her summer after 1L volunteering in Peru at an afterschool program and at an animal rescue centre. After 2L, Amal joined Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Calgary as a Summer Student. She will be completing her articles there after graduation. Amal enjoys fishing and is proud of her Master Angler status in Manitoba. Amal also played competitive table tennis in her ‘tween’ years and is always up for a casual game of ping pong. Please contact her if you have any questions, concerns, or if you would just like to chat.


Nichole Mirwaldt, Vice-President External –

Nichole's headshotNichole is currently a 3L at Robson Hall Faculty of Law. In 2017 Nichole was a summer student at the Calgary office of Gowling WLG and will be returning as an articling student in 2018. Prior to attending law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history from University of Manitoba. Nichole has been actively involved in the Robson Hall community as a member of the Sports Committee, Executive of the Robson Hall Employment and Labour Law Club, and a member of many other student groups. In her spare time Nichole enjoys reading, taking her dog to the park, and planning her next travel destination. Please contact her if you have any questions or have any travel tips.


Mark Alward, Vice-President Finance –

IMG_3923Mark is currently a 3L at Robson Hall Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, Mark received his Bachelor of Arts with a major in criminology and minor in psychology. He has been involved at the University of Manitoba through many Robson Hall group memberships, being a student editor of the Manitoba Law Journal, helping to develop the UMSU Consent Culture Policy, and as the Chair of UMSU Council. Mark also holds a level IV hockey referee designation, working Junior, Senior, and AAA hockey throughout the province and is the Vice-President of Officials for Hockey Winnipeg. A competitive Soccer player, Mark spends the remainder of his free time running, reading, and asking friends to send him pictures of dogs. Mark will be joining Taylor McCaffrey LLP for his articles in 2018. Please contact him for any questions or to ask him to come play with your soccer team.

2017-18 Committees

Hayley Allardyce, Social Committee Chair –
Year of Study: 2L

The Social Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating social events to improve the overall student experience. This includes planning Orientation Week’s events, the annual Carbolic Smoke Ball, and various other social events throughout the year. Please contact Hayley if you have any questions.

Raven Gobeil, Sports Committee Chair –
Year of Study: 2L

The Sports Committee organizes and coordinates events and activities that encourage students to engage in sports and active living. In addition to managing the intramural sports teams, the Sports Committee also plans outings to sports games and other sports-centered events. Please contact Raven if you have any questions.

Sara Castellano, Grad Committee Chair –
Year of Study: 3L

Grad Committee is responsible for fundraising, planning and coordinating graduation. If you have any questions regarding grad, including information regarding tickets, dates, schedule, etc., please contact Sara.

Jill Giesbrecht, Community Outreach Committee Chair –
Year of Study: 3L

The Community Outreach Committee provides students with information and opportunities to engage with and give back to the community in a charitable way. Please contact Jill if you have any questions or would like to discuss community engagement opportunities with Robson Hall.

Erin Evans, Professional Development Committee Chair –
Year of Study: 3L

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for providing information and opportunities for students to develop practical professional skills and build connections with legal communities in Winnipeg and across Canada. Please contact Erin if you have any questions.

Natalie Copps, Tuition Negotiation Committee Chair –
Year of Study: 2L

The Tuition Negotiation Committee is responsible for consultation, preparation, representation and negotiation of all student interest on the issue of tuition review. All questions pertaining to tuition negotiation should be directed to Natalie.

Alex Favreau, Academic Committee
Year of Study: 3L

The Academic Committee represents, oversees and participates in the curriculum review process and works to promote and achieve academic excellence at Robson Hall. Please contact Alex if you have any further questions.

Rocco Scarcella, Accessibility Committee Chair –
Year of Study: 2L

The Accessibility Committee will be responsible for ensuring that all events associated with the MLSA are accessible to all of its members.  The general duties will involve contacting venues and conducting an accessibility audit (through the use of a checklist) to determine if accessibility needs can be met.