About Vusumzi Msi    



High School: Langstaff Secondary School - Richmond Hill, Ontario - Grade 13 - 1981

University of Western Ontario - B.Sc. (Hon.) Neurophysiology - 1985

Osgoode Hall Law School - LLB - 1988

Articled with MacMillan Rooke Boeckle, 1988-89

Called to the Bar, 1990, practised with MacMillan Rooke Boeckle, 1990-95


Award & Honours

  • Research assistant in a neurophysiology lab, with Dr. Stan Leung, in London 1983-85
  • Volunteer at London Psychiatric Hospital 1984-85
  • Intramural soccer referee - University of Western Ontario -1984

  • Volunteer assistant editor of Osgoode Hall Law Journal - 1985-86
  • Chair of the Osgoode Hall Mooting Society; 1984-85,

  • Volunteered in Community Legal Aid Services Program - Osgoode Hall

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Summer Research Fellowship - 1984

  • Osgoode Hall Law School Legal and Literary Society, Student Honour Award 1985 - 1988
  • Recipient of National Bar Association, Presidential Honour Award, August 1994.

From November 1983 through the summers of 1984 and 1985 I worked in London, Ontario, as a research assistant and in research supported by my research fellowship. I also volunteered at London Psychiatric Hospital, a provincial psychiatric hospital, during the summers.



Professional & Community Activities

In February 1995 I left MacMillan Rooke Boeckle to practice on my own; initially in association with another lawyer, and then as a sole-practitioner since May 1998.

In 1994->95 President of the Delos Davis Law Guild - the association of black lawyers in Ontario.

I have also served on Committees of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers; making recommendations on Academic Legal Education, and writing briefs and making presentations to the CBA's Working Group on Racial Equality in the Legal Profession, and helping to organize and participating in programs arranged by the Association in its annual conventions in 1997 and 1998.

Served as the Community Representative for the School Council of Richmond Hill High School.

Volunteer soccer coach with the Richmond Hill Soccer Club.



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