Assistant Directors

Olha Senyshyn
BA, MA in Law [LLB/LLM equivalent] (Kyiv, Ukraine),  JD (Osgoode), of the Bar of Ontario

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program

Olha has a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School as well as Bachelor and Masters of laws from a National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Before immigrating to Canada, Olha worked as a corporate lawyer in Kyiv specializing in crossborder M&A, corporate real estate and tax law. In Canada Olha had a successful career as a tax professional and a lawyer with a boutique firm in Toronto, practising in the areas of immigration and refugee law, family law and civil litigation.

As an active member of Osgoode community Olha judged various mooting competitions, co-founded and managed students’ clubs, volunteered as a student ambassador, mock trial coach and students’ mentor.  Olha also worked as a Student Coordinator and Academic Director of the Osgoode Business Clinic providing legal services to small business owners.

Olha has been involved in research projects with professors from Osgoode Hall Law School and Carleton University, assists in teaching Canadian Contract Law to foreign-trained lawyers and was a Visiting Professor at Kyiv School of Economics teaching MBA course on Legal and regulatory Issues of Data Analytics and AI.

Olha is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian and is an active member of the Ukrainian community in Canada. She serves on non-profit boards, volunteers at a legal aid clinic and is working on establishing Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Foundation in Canada.

Ashley Moniz
Hons BA,  JD (University of Ottawa), of the Bar of Ontario

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program

Ashley was called to the Bar in June 2020. He completed his Honours BA in Political Science and Drama Studies at Glendon College, while also obtaining a Certificate in Law and Social Thought. Ashley then completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa, taking a particular interest in oral advocacy, dispute resolution, employment & labour law, and Indigenous law. After passing the licensing exams, he entered Ryerson’s Law Practice Program and worked at a Trademark boutique firm in Ottawa.

Ashley has always been involved beyond work and academics. At Glendon, he spent two years as the Arts & Entertainment Section Editor of Pro Tem Newspaper and the Instrumental Director, and then the General Manager, of the Glendon Musical Ensemble. In law school, he participated in both the Nelligan O’Brien Payne First Year Moot (2016) and Weiler Mediation Competition (2018). He performed in uOttawa’s law school productions of Mamma Mia! (2019) and Legally Blonde: The Musical (2017), starring as Warner in the latter. He was also the Vice President of Finance for the Employment and Labour Law Student Society (2018-2019).

In the Law Practice Program, he was elected to  the Law Practice Program Candidates’ Association Executive Team. In this role, Ashley ran the LPPCA Career Clinic, overseeing cover letter and résumé review and mock interviews for candidates searching for LPP work placements. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Ashley established the LPP’s first Summer Career Clinic to help even more candidates to secure placements under the pandemic’s economic uncertainty. The Summer Clinic helped almost 100 candidates.

Outside of work, Ashley is very dedicated to healthy eating and exercise. He also enjoys good movies and TV shows and is always happy for recommendations. Despite being in lockdown, Ashley is still doing what he can to connect with other professionals and build his network.