5 June 2020: More New Windsor Law Centre for Cities Research Assistants

5 June 2020: More New Windsor Law Centre for Cities Research Assistants

(5 June 2020) The Windsor Law Centre for Cities is pleased to introduce three more Windsor Law students who will be joining us over the summer and through the 2020-21 academic year.

Aucha Stewart joined The Windsor Law Centre for Cities as a Research Assistant in mid-May 2020 to support the Centre’s work on municipalities, states of emergency and participatory governance.

Prior to attending law school, Aucha completed his BA in Law and Society at York University. After graduating, he continued to establish his dry-wall taping company while simultaneously volunteering in various youth mentoring programs in association with York University. In these roles, Aucha gained business experience as well as perspectives from varying groups and cultures throughout the Greater Toronto Area. This year, Aucha has established his presence at Windsor Law through advocacy in Pro Bono Students Canada, and his role in the formation of the first annual Lloyd Dean Moot. In the 2020-21 academic year, Aucha intends on sparking change through advocacy in his roles as Vice-President of Black Law Students’ Association and Co-Chair of the Moot Committee. Aucha is very excited to join the Windsor Law Centre for Cities and to work with students, faculty, community organizations and municipalities to engage in meaningful work that will advance sustainable and inclusive local governance.

Princess Doe will be joining The Windsor Law Centre for Cities as a Research Associate for the 2020-21 Academic Year.

Prior to law school, Princess (she/her) earned her Honours Bachelor of Social Work with minors in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Windsor. Afterward, she worked within the co-operative housing and harm reduction sectors in Toronto, where she was humbled by the opportunities to work with marginalized communities, and to grow to be a stronger advocate for persons who use drugs, for affordable housing, and for poverty alleviation. Along with her program evaluation experience with a municipality’s small business enterprise centre, Princess has gained a strong interest in municipal law and policy, and how we can engage and politically organize local residents to be involved in the decision-making process, particularly Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and low-income communities. Princess is currently Director of Administration for the Windsor Law Municipal Law and Planning Club, and the Co-Chair and President of Making It Awkward: Challenging Anti-Black Racism, a student-led advocacy group addressing anti-Black racism in Windsor. Princess also volunteers through the Windsor Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada with the House of Sophrosyne, a residential addiction treatment centre for women.

Flavia Zaka will be joining The Windsor Law Centre for Cities as a Research Associate for the 2020-21 Academic Year.

Flavia completed her B.A.H in Political Studies from Queen’s University, and in the interceding years worked as an interpreter and training coordinator in a non-profit organization. One of her roles as a coordinator entailed acting as a moderator for a Ministry-of-the-Attorney-General-funded initiative to address human trafficking. She organized and hosted webinars, attended by over 100 participants, inviting scholars and activists to address issues in human trafficking in Ontario and internationally. While in law school, Flavia has worked on an initiative to propose a “Right-to-Know” bylaw in the City of Windsor, with the support of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic and Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). She is also currently hosting CELA’s monthly book club, exploring works of fiction that cast a new light on environmental issues we grapple with today. 

Welcome to Aucha, Princess and Flavia!

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