Ajith Thiyagalingam

Ajith helps our clients with refugee and immigration law cases. Prior to joining our clinic, Ajith was counsel at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and a caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Immigration Division. 

Ajith sits on the Board of Directors of JusticeNet—a national not-for-profit organization seeking to make justice more accessible and equitable; on the Board of Directors of an HIV/AIDS charitable organization; and was previously on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto. He was named to York University’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 and is the recipient of the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association’s Emerging Professional Award.

Ajith received a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University. He is completing a Master’s in International Law and Diplomacy at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) & UN University for Peace (UPEACE).