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Nyra Brown-Henderson

My name is Nyra Brown-Henderson. I am a recent graduate of Hon W.C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute and am attending St. Clair College earning a Honours Bachelors Degree of Applied Arts in Social Justice and Legal Studies. I have a great desire and passion to become a judge. I believe there is not enough representation of judges in Canada that are of colour and female. I would like to be part of a change that moves in the direction that elects judges that look like me in our community. My ultimate goal is to inspire girls that look like me and incite change in the legal system. I want girls that look like me to aspire to have big dreams and make them come true. I want girls that look like me so say "Yes I Can,". In addition, I have formed some experience as I worked at a law firm during the summer of 2021 during covid. I enjoyed the mentorship and was overly zealous to learn more. I will be applying to the ministry of Attorney General for their summer program in 2023. I will continue to gain knowledge and experience to narrow the gap in order to achieve my career goals. I am a student athlete and have played sports since I was 6 years old. I am currently playing for the St.Clair College's Women's basketball team. I am excited about these new opportunities and I am focused on achieving all my goals. Lastly, once I have completed my Honours degree I will be applying to Law school.

Nyra received the Hilda Watkins ETFO Bursary of $1500

Congratulations Nyra!

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