“It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.” –Mary Wollstonecraft
Victor Ryan is an Inuk lawyer from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador and a member of NunatuKavut. He joined Burchells in 2018.
Victor obtained his Bachelors in Journalism (High Honours) from Carleton University in Ottawa, with a minor in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, with a Certificate of Specialization in Law and Social Justice.
While at law school, Victor received the Brian Tsuji Graduating Award in law, offered to the student who has contributed the most to student affairs during their three years at law school. Victor was an associate editor at the UBC Law Review, President of Legal Education Outreach, and a UBC Law Student Ambassador.
Victor articled in British Columbia with the Ministry of Attorney General, and practiced for two years with the Ministry’s Constitutional and Administrative Law Group. He has appeared in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and various administrative tribunals. He has experience in Charter claims and judicial review.
While not working, Victor enjoys cycling, camping, and cooking. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association.