Slater Vecchio and UBC Law are pleased to announce that Kalila Wilkinson is the 2014 recipient of the Slater Vecchio LLP Trial Advocacy Entrance Award. This award was presented on the recommendation of the UBC Faculty of Law.
Kalila is a BA graduate (with Distinction) from Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo with a major in Global Studies and a minor in Anthropology. Kalila has displayed a focus and interest in helping marginalized groups in the past and has worked as an Artistic Advocate Intern in Chiang, Mai, Thailand where she developed and facilitated topical art workshops for Burmese refugees, displaced hill-tribe groups, trafficked teens and children with cerebral palsy. During her undergraduate studies, Kalila founded and co-chaired the local VIU committee of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), an agency dedicated to fostering equity through education.
Overall Kalila’s experiences demonstrate a solid commitment to community service, and her current studies at UBC Law will contribute to her personal interest in human rights and protecting the vulnerable.
Congratulations Kalila and best of luck in your studies!