Meet our 2021 Windsor Law Centre for Cities Summer Students

Gush Minhas – Centre for Cities 2021 Summer Student

Prior to attending Law School, Gush received his Honours BA from the University of Toronto, specializing in Political Science and minoring in Public Law and Policy. Following graduation, he worked at two private law firms as a legal assistant. During these two years, he gained a variety of experience in many different areas of law and honed his skills in the legal profession. Gush currently serves as an executive on the Environmental Law Society at Windsor Law and continues to explore new ways to advance the important legal issues surrounding sustainable living and climate change. He is excited to join the Windsor Centre for Cities and to further contribute to and work on advocating for sustainability and inclusive local governance.

Megan Hooper – Centre for Cities 2021 Summer Student

Megan is a dual JD student entering her final year at the WIndsor Law and Detroit Mercy Law. Prior to law school, Megan earned her HBA in Criminology, Sociology, and Women Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. Her undergraduate studies focused on Indigenous communities and the impact of land dispossession through research addressing the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. As she transitioned to law school, Megan sought to continue her work at the Windsor Law, where she was honoured to work with Acting Dean Beverly Jacobs on research that explored how land use contributes to the marginalization of Indigenous communities.

Megan was particularly humbled by the opportunity to work alongside Haudenosaunee land defenders of 1492 Land Back Lane, where she experienced firsthand the impact municipalities have on Indigenous Nations. Today, Megan is conducting research, with the support of Professor Jillian Rogin, on how injunction proceedings disproportionately target Indigenous people and often lead to the removal of Indigenous Nations from treaty lands. Megan is excited to continue her journey with the Windsor Law Centre for Cities and is looking forward to working collaboratively with students and faculty in providing meaningful research that will help the wider community.

Jackson Brown – ADU Project 2021 Summer Student

Jackson Brown has just completed his 1L year at Windsor Law. Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of Waterloo, where he studied Geomatics and Computer Science, completing several co-op placements including two terms with Agriculture and Agri-foods Canada.

Jackson is excited about joining the Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) housing data project, led by Family Services Windsor Essex (FSWE) and funded by CMHC. He is interested in the intersection between the law, technology, and geography, and will be working on the physical feasibility of ADUs.

Daanish Shah – ADU Project 2021 Summer Student

Prior to attending law school, Daanish completed his B.A. (Hons) at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Economics and Political Science. His research interests include developmental economics in the Global South and the role of political movements in influencing government policy. After completing his undergraduate studies, Daanish worked in the private equity field researching emerging industries and their long-term market viability. Through his experience, he gained a strong understanding of how government regulations interact with the private sector and best practices within specific industries, such as renewable energy.

As a first-year law student at Windsor Law, Daanish worked as a caseworker at the Community Legal Aid clinic, developing skills in client-oriented advocacy while serving vulnerable people in the Windsor-Essex County. Daanish is keen on contributing to the Windsor Law Centre for Cities and the ADU project, and will be focussing his research on the financial feasibility of ADUs, through both a government policy lens as well as from the perspectives of renters and property owners. 

Princess Doe – Centre for Cities 2021 Summer Student (continuing)

Princess Doe joined the Windsor Law Centre for Cities as a Student Research Associate for the 2020-21 academic year. She will be continuing to support the work of the Centre on a part-time basis during the summer of 2021 alongside another external placement.

Princess’ (she/her) interests in municipal law & policy, governance, equitable placemaking, and administrative justice are informed by her prior work within the affordable housing, community economic development, and public health/harm reduction sectors in Toronto. Having grown up in West Windsor, Princess has been engaged with local community work addressing anti-Black racism, climate, and income security, which have been additional key themes in her work with the Centre for Cities during the 2020-21 academic year.  Over the past year, Princess was also an executive member for the Municipal Law Club and Canadian Association for Refugee Lawyers’ Windsor Chapter, Junior Editor for the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, and Project Lead for the PBSC’s House of Sophrosyne Project. Princess holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Windsor, and a Professional Certificate in Public Policy Analysis from York University. 

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