Ruby was born in Hong Kong, raised in Vancouver, and speaks fluent Cantonese. Before joining Stirling LLP, Ruby articled with a crown corporation and did a secondment at a national firm in downtown Vancouver working in the areas of corporate/commercial law, wills and estates, and employment law.
Previously, Ruby worked in human rights law and litigation in the Hague, Netherlands for a busy defence team at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (now the UN-MICT) and gained in-house experience at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
During law school, Ruby was an Editor for the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law, a Research Assistant, and served as a Representative on the Career Services Committee and on the Procedural Grades Appeal Panel. She is also the recipient of an Entrance Scholarship from the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia.
Ruby is excited to apply her broad based experience to serve clients on their various business needs.
Education & Industry Involvement
Ruby attended the University of British Columbia where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D) at Thompson Rivers University. Ruby also studied at the Université Catholique de Lyon (UCLy) in France towards a Masters of Law (LLM) in International Business Law. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2020.
Ruby is passionate about volunteer work and community involvement. She served on the Board of Directors for the Richmond Multicultural Community Services, is a Member on the Marketing and Communications Committee with the Canadian Bar Association, and is a Volunteer Lawyer for Access Pro Bono’s Summary Legal Advice Program.
In her spare time, Ruby enjoys traveling, rock climbing, badminton, reading, cooking, and learning new languages. Currently, she is working on and welcomes new opportunities to practice her Mandarin, Dutch, and French. She has traveled extensively within South East Asia and Europe, and hopes to travel to South America next.
Ruby was also the first student to apply for articles with Stirling LLP. However, as the firm does not currently take students, they offered her something else instead – $100 for general merriment with her family and friends for graduating law school, mentorship, and an opportunity to be part of the firm’s legacy as the answer to a potential firm trivia question – who was the first student to apply for articles with Stirling LLP. Now, Ruby is thrilled to be a part of firm’s legacy in a different way as an associate lawyer and looks forward to advising clients in way which combines her strengths of cross-cultural communication, practical business law advice, and efficiency.