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Irshaad Hashim

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Irshaad Hashim

Articling Student
  • Smart & Biggar LLP
English | French

Irshaad Hashim is an articling student in our Ottawa office. He recently completed his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa.

In Irshaad’s final year of law school, he had the distinct privilege of being a Dean’s Research and Writing Fellow. In this specially selected role, he honed his legal research skills by tackling complex, practical and multi-disciplinary legal issues. During his legal studies, Irshaad was also extensively involved with REACH Canada, a pro bono legal referral service aimed at boosting access to justice for people with disabilities in Ottawa.

Irshaad earned his Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience from the University of Ottawa. As a graduate student, he worked for a neuroscience research team involved in cutting-edge studies on mood disorder, intellectual development, and stroke recovery. This work served as a foundation for future studies involving mouse models and had real-world implications by building an understanding of patients whose conditions lay at the intersection of mood disorder and intellectual disability.

Prior to entering law, Irshaad worked for STEMCELL Technologies, a Vancouver-based biotechnology company.

Irshaad graduated magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. Upon completing his Master's thesis, he was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship, followed by a law school entrance scholarship for his outstanding academic record in the sciences.