Kate Marland is currently a JD Candidate at the University of Ottawa. She graduated with outstanding achievement in Viola Performance from McGill University before completing a Masters degree in Fashion Studies at Ryerson University. Her graduate work focused on how fashion plays a key role in the class stratification of cultural spaces in New York City, using the Metropolitan Opera as a case study.
At law school, Kate was inspired to get involved with Open AIR through the Technoship program after learning about Intellectual Property in her 1L Property Law class. As a member of the New and Emerging Researchers Group at Open AIR, she worked as a research assistant for Professor Jeremy de Beer on a variety of projects related to IP Law, trade, and clean technology. She is the VP of Events with the Law & Technology Students Society for the 2020-2021 school year.
Outside of law school, Kate maintains an active role in the Ottawa music community. She is the Principal Violist of the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra and enjoys attending events at Ottawa Chamberfest and the National Arts Centre.