Securing a Job Outside of the OCI Process

  • 2 Nov 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Please note that this event will now be taking place online via Zoom ONLY. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This event is aimed primarily at students who either chose not to apply for OCIs or who did not secure a job through the process. Our panelists—Oliver Leung (Fasken), Michelle Wong (McMillan), Nikta Shirazian (Owen Bird), and Zheng-Yi Ong (Harper Grey)—will share with you their experiences.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Law Club (APLC) at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. 

    Meet our Speakers

    Oliver Leung is a member of the Specialty Litigation Group in Fasken’s Vancouver office and assists clients on a variety of litigation matters with a practice focused on the construction industry and dealing with environmental issues.  Oliver joined Fasken as a Seconded Articling Student after articling at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation

    Michelle Wong practices in McMillan LLP's Capital Markets and M&A group with a focus on public and private financings, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. She is also currently the Education Committee Co-Chair of the CBA Women Lawyers Forum. Previously, Michelle worked on investigation and discipline matters at Engineers and Geoscientists BC and served on FACL BC's board of directors.

    Nikta Shirazian is a civil litigator at Owen Bird with extensive experience handling construction defect, contractual dispute, product liability, professional liability and administrative law matters. Prior to joining Owen Bird, Nikta practiced at McEwan Partners, one of the leading litigation boutiques in Canada, focusing on complex commercial litigation matters. Nikta has successfully represented clients and appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and has been recognized in the 2022, 2023 and 2024 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch.

    Zheng-Yi Ong is currently an articling student at Harper Grey. In the summer before 3L, she also worked at Fortis BC. She joined FACL BC as a volunteer in 1L, and was elected to FACL BC's board after graduation. She is also part of the team at Beyond the A, an organization that seeks to destigmatize talking about mental health in the legal profession.


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