Nevena Cekic Articling Student


Speaks:  English, Serbian


Primary office:  Ottawa


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Nevena Cekic

Nevena Cekic is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office.

Nevena completed her JD in the English Common Law program at the University of Ottawa. While in law school, she advanced to the quarterfinals in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot, as well as the semi-finals in the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot.

Prior to entering law school, Nevena worked as a chemistry and biochemistry research associate at a pharmaceutical company in British Columbia. Her work focused on the synthesis and characterization of small molecules targeting specific enzymes that play important roles in neurodegenerative diseases. She also optimized in vitro assays for screening target compounds and applied other biochemical techniques.

Nevena holds an MSc in chemistry from Simon Fraser University. Her thesis focused on developing chemical tools for studying the human enzyme, O-GlcNAcase. In addition, she has authored several scientific publications based on this research. Nevena was also a teaching assistant for both organic chemistry laboratory courses and tutorials, as well as an active member of the Simon Fraser University Chemistry Caucus. Prior to graduate school, Nevena obtained a BSc in Biopharmaceutical Science focusing on Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. 

Nevena enjoys yoga, kayaking, camping and travelling

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Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Education
       2021
      University of Ottawa, JD
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Chemistry Travel and Minor Research Award – Simon Fraser University
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      Graduate Fellowship Award – Simon Fraser University
    • Community
       2013
      Member of the Flying Squad at St. Paul’s Hospital
    • Community
       2013
      President of the Chemistry Caucus at the Simon Fraser University Chemistry Department
    • Community
       2013
      Recreation volunteer at the Three Links Care Society nursing home
  • 2012

    • Education
       2012
      Simon Fraser University, MSc in Chemistry
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
       2011
      IREP Scholarship – Techniche Universität Darmstadt
    • Rankings & Awards
       2011
      Dean’s Honor List – University of Ottawa
  • 2009

    • Community
       2009
      Crisis line counselor at the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
  • 2007

    • Education
       2007
      University of Ottawa, BSc (Hons.) Medicinal Chemistry