Robyn joined SHK as an articling student in 2016 and was called to the Bar on May 30, 2017. Robyn obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she also conducted research towards her Master of Environmental Science.
While presenting her research at international conferences, Robyn developed a strong interest in advocacy. This interest grew after being elected vice-president of her faculty’s student society, president of her department and president of her graduating class. These opportunities led her to pursue a legal career at Osgoode Hall before completing her law degree at Queen’s Law.
While attending law school, Robyn gained considerable litigation experience at Osgoode Hall’s Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) and at Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic, a clinic providing pro-bono legal services to low-income residents. Robyn was selected to participate in the Willms and Shier Law Moot, where she was awarded Distinguished Oralist and the Barry N. Spiegel Award for best Appellant factum.
Prior to joining SHK Robyn co-founded a legal support services firm. Robyn also interned with the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change after being awarded the MacLatchy Law Scholarship.
During her studies, Robyn distinguished herself as the sole female member of her law school rugby and hockey teams. Her love of travel encouraged her to study abroad in New Zealand at the University of Otago, where she further developed her avid interest in rock climbing and adrenaline sports.