Kirsten McCann Articling Student

Speaks:  English, French

Primary office:  Vancouver

Kirsten McCann

Kirsten McCann is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office.

Kirsten obtained her JD from the University of Ottawa Faculty of English Common Law with a specialization in public law. She was given the Dean's Honour List distinction for each academic term at the University of Ottawa.

During law school, Kirsten worked for two terms as a legislative intern at the Senate of Canada for Senator Yvonne Boyer and as the coordinator for the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) "Only Yes Means Yes" workshops on consent law in Ottawa. She also served as a bilingual assistant editor of the Ottawa Law Review, as a research assistant at uOttawa's Centre for Law, Technology and Public Policy, and as a student scholar at the Law Commission of Ontario on its "Environmental Accountability: Rights, Responsibilities and Access to Justice" project. Kirsten has been invited to speak on several panels for her research on feminist legal issues, including with respect to the intersection of abortion rights and privacy law and the gendered impacts of climate change policy in Canada. She won the Canadian Bar Association's "Writing Them In" essay competition in her second year for her research on the efficacy of applying gender-based analyses in Canadian environmental law. In her final year, Kirsten studied international law at the University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands during the fall semester.

Before law school, Kirsten obtained an honours specialization in political science degree at Western University. While at Western, she studied European politics at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom during her third year.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD
  • 2019

    • Education
      Western University, Political Science (Hons.)

Senior's thesis submitted to Quest University Canada in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts & Science 2020, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kaija Belfry Munroe - Voting Behaviour in Canada: Analyzing the Relationship Between Partisanship, Region, and Issue Voting in Literature and the 2015 Canadian Federal Election Data