Safa Bajwa

2021 Summer Student, 2022 / 2023 Articling Student | Toronto

416.595.2648

Portrait of Safa Bajwa

Overview

Safa recently received her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

During her time at law school, Safa was very involved in pro bono work. In her first year of law school, she volunteered for the Toronto Community Benefits Network as part of a Pro Bono Students Canada project, where she helped research key elements for developing a social procurement toolkit, focused on fostering economic inclusion in the Toronto community. In the summer after her first year, Safa volunteered at a Toronto based law firm, where she took part in a COVID-19 initiative to provide frontline healthcare workers with free wills and Power of Attorney documents. In her second year, Safa was selected for an externship at Silent Voice Canada, a not-for-profit dedicated to providing community support to deaf Canadians, where she worked with the board of directors to address legal governance issues.

Safa was also involved in her law school community, working as a research assistant for a law professor and volunteering as a legal researcher for the law school’s International Human Rights Program where she wrote journal article annotations for the Women’s Human Rights Resources Database. Safa was also an editor-at-large for Ultra Vires, the student-run newspaper, editing select articles and assisting with the management of the newspaper’s social media. In addition, Safa volunteered as a Welcome Day Ambassador and as an upper year peer mentor to a first-year law student. In her last year of law school, Safa was the Chair of the Animal Justice Law Society, hosting an annual meeting with Animal Justice Canada.

In her spare time, Safa enjoys playing piano, writing music, and experimenting with music production. She is an avid knitter and can be found making hats and scarves in her spare time. Safa enjoys fantasy and science-fiction novels, photography, playing video games, going on nature walks, and being a cat mom to her cats, Mia and Milo.

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