Lana Belber is a born-and-raised Montrealer currently finishing her first year of studies at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She previously studied Liberal Arts at Dawson College and completed her Bachelor’s degree at McGill in Anthropology and Political Science, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List.
She is passionate about equitable political representation and is one of the coordinators of McGill’s Women in House program, mandated to increase the representation of women in Canadian politics.
She has also worked as a public servant in the Department of Citizenship at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, where she had the opportunity to play an active role in the citizenship process for many new Canadians.
Lana has been a leader of B. Refuge McGill, a student club dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between McGill students and Montreal’s refugee community as well as advocacy work for refugees in Canada and abroad.
Lana aims to use her legal education to foster dialogue between grassroots and formal bodies of social change, and to advocate for greater responsiveness to the diverse needs of our country’s population in our legislature and courts. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and a touch of Italian.
Aside from her interests in politics and social justice, she is a big fan of the blues, food, and her dog.