Somaya Amiri

2021 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Law, BCL/JD, Law

McGill University (BA'20)

Maple Ridge, BC

Somaya’s experience as a refugee student, starting university after only a few years of formal education, inspired her to start a student group to support other immigrants and refugees at McGill. She also volunteered with McGill’s comparative health club for four years, during which she organized a 150-person conference on women’s health. Somaya graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from McGill University as a Loran Scholar. She was working in Ottawa as a parliamentary intern before coming to Montréal to study law at McGill.