Owen Meunier

Owen has formed part of the team since the summer of 2015.  He works remotely and in the office throughout the year.

Some of Owen’s tasks include intakes on new referrals, dealing with clients at various stages of a proceeding, preparing executive summaries, pre and post examination undertakings, duties associated with client medical assessments, preparing files for examinations for discovery and attending and observing various court appearances with the lawyers. Owen’s other assignments include working on files implicating children involved in car accidents and with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.  Owen has had the opportunity over the years to travel and work with the lawyers and staff in many First Nations communities along the James Bay Coast.  Owen actively participates at speaking engagements at the firm’s training sessions on updates on the law, organizational behaviour (OB), GRIT on the power of passion and perseverance and team synergy.

In terms of education and other employment, throughout the course of the 2023-2024 academic year, Owen completed a Master’s Degree at U of T.  While pursuing his Master’s, Owen was also employed as a lecturer at U of T teaching German for the Germanic Languages & Literature Department. He also taught a third year business course in the Bachelor of Commerce program (Rotman) at U of T. In addition, Owen further served as a Teaching Assistant in the MBA program at the Rotman School of Management.

By way of background, on June 16, 2023, Owen obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  Owen specialized in Management with a focus on International Business and Leaderships in Organizations.  He completed a double minor in Economics and German Studies and his research interests include machine-based translation and evolutionary linguistics.

Starting in the Fall of 2024, Owen is pursuing a dual Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Licenciate in Law (LLL) degree.

During his time working on his four-year degree at U of T, Owen conducted research on the evolution of the German language and neural processing for language acquisition.  Owen appears regularly as a speaker on the topic of web-based machine translation.  He has attended conferences as a keynote speaker in Toronto, Barrie and Boston.  Some of Owen’s research endeavours have been published in editions of the University of British Columbia Journal, being in February 2023 and in April 2024.

While at U of T Owen formed part of Trinity College and held the position of member and Director of International Student Affairs for the Rotman Commerce Student Association.

During his time at University of Toronto, Owen served as a Teaching Assistant in the first year Mathematics course and as a research assistant and program director for the Department of Germanic languages and Literatures at U of T.

Owen is a dedicated worker who thrives for excellence academically as well as in his employment and charity endeavours.

In May 2019, Owen graduated from Upper Canada College (UCC) and was elected the 2019 Leaving Class President. He also holds an International Baccalaureate and an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and is an Ontario Scholar. While at UCC, he was recognized for academic achievements and leadership roles. Upon graduation, he received the Upper Canada Leaving Class of 1988 Award, the Moderns Prize in Spanish for outstanding achievement in Year 12, and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award.   Owen was very active with competing in the Spanish language and placed 1st in the Intermediate Category of the Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest in 2017.  He served as a Steward on Upper Canada College’s student government during the 2018-2019 school calendar year. Owen was also on the UCC J.V. Football Team for two years. He served as a recruitment ambassador and tour guide for prospective students throughout his time at UCC.

From September 2016 until May 2019, Owen served as the head of the Spanish Club at UCC and was a French and Spanish tutor. He continues to serve as the Director of Public Relations at the World Language Organization which is a non-for-profit organization that is based out of UCC.

In 2014, Owen served as a Legislative Page at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario.

Since a young age Owen has volunteered at the Timmins Food Bank and returns to provide assistance to the Food Bank team whenever he is in Timmins.

Owen is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German. He provides ongoing tutoring to students in English, French, German, Spanish and Mathematics. He actively teaches German in Toronto, online and in Berlin. He is proficient in Italian. Modern languages have played a significant role in Owen’s life. Through Owen’s travels, he developed a musical ear for languages which inspired his interest in becoming multilingual.

In the summer of 2022 Owen completed a work placement with NOCA Mobility in Berlin, Germany.  Owen’s project entailed working on a new startup that offered a digital marketplace for the cycling industry.  As part of his placement, Owen participated in this EU-funded accelerated program that offered workshops and other supports for startups.

During the summer of 2023, while working for the firm remotely from Germany, Owen pursued studies through Saint Mary’s University in Kassel, Germany in the month of May and June.  He then worked the balance of the summer as a Lecturer and Advisor at Humboldt University in the Abroad on site program offered by U of T in Berlin, Germany.  During the summer of 2024 while employed with the firm remotely Owen is resuming his summer employment with U of T at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

Owen’s research interests include world cultures which has entailed travelling to over 55 countries, second language acquisition and capital market theory.