Akshay Verma is from and calls Edmonton home. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology, at the University of Alberta, graduating with Distinction. During his time spent with the Faculty of Science, he was involved with various research studies, namely with the Alberta Brain and Cognitive Development lab, and the Department of Palaeontology under scientist Phillip Currie, where he contributed as a Research Assistant for a collective of 2 years for various group and individually-led research projects.
After completion of his BSc, he attended the Faculty of Business for their Bachelor of Commerce After Degree, in Accounting. However, prior to finishing his BComm degree, he accepted a seat at the School of Law at the University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom. Upon obtaining his LLB, with Honours, he transferred to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law to transfer his credentials and finished his legal studies in April of 2019.
Akshay was heavily involved in extracurricular activities throughout his University career. During his time spent with the UAlberta Faculty of Law, he was involved with Student Legal Services as a Criminal Law Caseworker, where he regularly attended Court and advocated for low-income clients. Previously since 2010, he has acted as the Founder and Co-President for the REACH Edmonton Student Association, a Volunteer Coordinator and Project Assistant with REACH Edmonton, a Program Coordinator with Sports4Success, a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a ward Volunteer and Event Coordinator with the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Founder and President of New Chapter Foundation, a Donor Ambassador and Summer Youth Program Volunteer Coordinator at the Canadian Blood Services, a Photographer for the Edmonton Humane Society, and lastly as an Outreach Ambassador, Media Director, Project Marketing and Events Coordinator, and Finance Treasurer with the Students International Health Association.
Akshay believes strongly in the value of community services, advocacy for social justice, and human liberty and rights. For his academic work, Akshay received the Leeds School of Law Academic Merit Scholarship, as well as the Jason Lang Scholarship. For his community service, Akshay has received the prestigious Stars of Alberta Provincial Award, Hilda Wilson Memorial Award, Cristal Mar Memorial Award, University of Alberta Leadership Scholarship, a Letter of Appreciation from a former Alberta Premier, and the Student Community Internship Program bursaries.
As a Student at Law with Raponi Rideout Tarrabain, Akshay appears in Court regularly where he speaks to matters in Docket, assists with Trial preparation and research, conducts Bail hearings and Resolutions, and coordinates tasks with the CMO. Additionally, Akshay also works in the fields Family law, small Civil claims, and Wills & Estates. Also being fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi, Akshay would be happy to speak with you over the phone or meet with you in person to discuss your case.