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Grace McDonell

Grace McDonell

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2019
Office(s) Vancouver


Grace completed her law degree at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops where she received the Law Foundation of BC Entrance Scholarship, the Thompson Rivers University Advocate’s Award and the Law Foundation of BC Public Interest Scholarship. She was an Executive on the Women & Law Society, President of the OUTlaws and a member of the Equity Committee. She participated in the BC Court of Appeal Moot in her second year where she received the highest oralist and factum marks in the competition. Upon graduation from law school, a scholarship was announced in her name for future students who exemplify academic achievement and leadership.

Grace spent the summer of 2016 at a boutique litigation firm in Vancouver. Prior to entering law school, Grace spent summers working at a non-profit legal society, a start-up firm operating out of Walmarts and a medium size Vancouver law firm. During the school year, Grace facilitated workshops for youth on the age of consent, criminal harassment, and youth worker rights.

Grace completed her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the University of Toronto. She completed a summer program at the University of Chicago in Academic & Professional Writing and Ethics. She was the recipient of the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award and was voted as the member of the graduating class who contributed the most to the school and was considered to best represent the Class at Convocation.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys hiking, surfing in Tofino, fishing, reading, and cooking for her family.

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Career & Education


  • JD Thompson Rivers University
  • BA (Honours), Philosophy and Ethics University of Toronto

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