Ania Barycka

Organizations:

  • Chair, ‘Quo Vadis 2017: Nowa Fala’ Conference (Burlington, ON)
  • Board Member, Quo Vadis Conferences Canada Inc.
  • Vice-President, PCSAW (Polish-Canadian Students’ Association of Windsor)
  • Youth Committee Chair, Canadian Polish Congress, Windsor-Chatham
  • Honorary Advisor, ‘Quo Vadis Vancouver 2014’ (Vancouver, BC)
  • Guest Speaker, ‘Quo Vadis Sydney 2013’ (Sydney, Australia)
  • VIP Coordinator, ‘Quo Vadis Toronto 2011’ (Toronto, ON)
  • Polish Week in Windsor
  • Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc.
  • Polish Students’ Society at the University of Ottawa
  • Co-Chair, ‘Quo Vadis II: Building, Bridges, Building Leaders International Conference’ (Windsor, ON)
  • Co-Founder, ‘Quo Vadis Polish Canadian Youth Leadership Challenge’ (Ottawa, ON)

Education:

  • JD  – Juris Doctor – Law (University of Detroit Mercy, 2017)
  • BSocSc – Bachelor of Social Sciences – Political Science (University of Ottawa, 2013)
  • School for Leaders Poland

Profession: Law Clerk at Miller Canfield

Contact: baryckanada@gmail.com

Favourite Quote: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. –Mahatma Gandhi

About: Ania grew up and currently lives in Windsor, Ontario. In 2008, she moved to Ottawa to pursue a political science degree and joined the Polish Students’ Society of the University of Ottawa. Together, with five other individuals, Ania co-founded Quo Vadis conferences in Canada with the very first conference taking place in Ottawa in 2009. In 2010, she became Co-Chair of the second Quo Vadis conference, “Building Bridges, Building Leaders”, in Windsor which gathered together 150 students and young professionals of Polish descent from all over North America. In 2011, Ania became VIP Coordinator for the third annual Quo Vadis, “Tools for Success”, which took place in Toronto with 180 students and young professionals in attendance from North America and Europe.

While Ania was working towards her bachelor’s degree in Ottawa, she also completed numerous professional internships in Canada, Poland, Belgium and France. Between the years of 2008 and 2013, Ania interned at the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, the Ministry of International Trade in Ottawa, the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Ottawa, the Polish French Communication Agency in Toulouse, France, the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland, and the Senate of Poland in Warsaw, Poland. In 2013, Ania graduated with a Honours Bachelor’s of Social Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa, specializing in political science.

Ania moved back to Windsor in 2014 and started her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law. While completing her degree, Ania volunteered with many local and international organizations, such as Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry, Windsor-Essex Humane Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Freedom House in Detroit.She was also elected as the National Representative for the United States by the International Bar Association. While she studied law, Ania also worked in the corporate group at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Detroit, Michigan, a law firm with a strong Polish practice and three offices in Poland. She continues to work for this firm to this day.

In 2016, Ania participated in the University of Detroit Mercy Immigration Law Clinic, where she appeared in Detroit Immigration Court and successfully represented an asylum seeker. Ania graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in May 2017 and is currently awaiting Michigan bar results.