Winner of the Atrium essay contest

  • June 11, 2019

Congratulations to Shadi Varkiani, who has been named winner of this year’s Atrium essay contest presented by the Construction and Infrastructure Law Section. Read Shadi’s winning essay, Construction Law: A Comparison of Adjudication Frameworks in the UK and Ontario here available in English only.

Shadi is a second-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier with a BA in Economics and Financial Management. Shadi has been passionate about construction and infrastructure from an early age. Through her involvement in her parents’ engineering company, Can-Technologies Inc., she gained significant technical exposure which helped her in helming the company’s $5-million expansion into China. Shadi has also worked for KPMG as a Global Infrastructure Advisory Analyst and for Rockwell Automation as a Project Manager. In the summer of 2018, she was hired by Joe Cosentino, a partner at Goodmans, to update a textbook chapter on the Construction Act.  Shadi will be working at Goodmans this summer.