The Team

Sport Solution has five Program Managers available to help Canada’s national team athletes throughout the year and one supervising lawyer. The Supervising Lawyer and current Program Managers are:

Supervising Lawyer:

Amanda Fowler

Amanda Fowler is the Supervising Lawyer of the Sport Solution Clinic at Western’s Faculty of Law. Amanda started her sports law career when she represented a college baseball player who was drafted to a major league team. Shortly after, she began practicing sports law by representing Olympic, high-performance and amateur athletes in various sport disputes, including team non-selections, improper carding nominations, human rights and doping infractions. Amanda has successfully represented Canadian and international athletes at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. One of her most memorable cases was being involved with the Caster Semenya appeal. She continues to advise professional athletes, sport organization and teams. In 2017, Amanda was a pro bono lawyer for the Invictus Games in Toronto.
 

Our Program Managers

Margaret MacKinnon

Margaret is currently a third-year student in the JD program at Western Law. Margaret earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University where she was in the Business Management program, majoring in Business Law. Prior to coming to Western Law, Margaret gained valuable and practical legal experience working at a boutique law firm in downtown Toronto.

Upon coming to Western Law, Margaret joined the Sport Solution Clinic as a 1L caseworker, and found it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. She also enjoys playing a variety of intramurals at Western Law, including ice hockey and ball hockey. Margaret’s sport background includes participation in a variety of sports including ice hockey, soccer, and ball hockey. She has a particular interest in improving access to, and the promotion of, women’s sports, particularly women’s hockey. Margaret is very much looking forward to continuing in her role as a Program Manager at the Sport Solution Clinic.

Tyler O’Henly

Tyler is a third-year law student at Western. He spent his undergraduate career at the University at Buffalo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. Tyler spent his first year of law school as a case worker for the Sport Solution Clinic.

During his undergraduate career, Tyler was also a three-time letterman on Buffalo’s football team. He developed a passion for athlete advocacy as a Representative on the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, an NCAA organization designed to give student-athletes a voice in the formation and administration of policy nationwide.

Tyler is looking forward expanding his role with the Sport Solution Clinic as a Program Manager. The clinic is a tremendous opportunity to continue supporting and empowering athletes while developing relevant legal skills. Tyler is committed to preserving the Clinic’s standard of excellence in serving and supporting Canadian athletes.

Brittany Bates

Brittany is a second-year law student at Western. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Labour Studies from McMaster University, and her Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University. During her first year at Western Law, she interned with the Dispute Resolution Centre, and was an executive member of the Labour and Employment Law Society. Prior to law school, Brittany worked as a Research Associate with SEIU 

Healthcare, where she gained valuable experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research on comparative terms and conditions of employment, the economy, and corporate structures of employers, and creating briefs for collective bargaining, mediation and interest arbitration. 

Brittany was a competitive dancer for 15 years, competing across North America. During her time at Queen’s University, she had the rewarding opportunity to use her experience to teach and support beginner dancers ages four to adult at a local dance studio. She remains active through a regular yoga and pilates practice, and competitive running and walking events. 

Brittany is looking forward to taking on the Program Manager position with the Sport Solution Clinic. She is committed to upholding the Clinic’s excellent standard, and supporting Canadian athletes. She is particularly interested in ensuring that athletes have a healthy and safe environment to train and perform.

Tyler Matthews

Tyler is a second-year law student at Western. He earned a Bachelor of Sport Management degree with First-Class Standing from Brock University. Tyler volunteered as a case worker for the Sport Solution Clinic throughout his first year of law school. 

Prior to law school, Tyler gained experience in the sport industry in completing an internship with the Sport Law & Strategy Group, where the highlight for him was acting as a Doping Control Chaperone at the U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. He then went on to gain valuable experience working at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. 

Tyler has been active in the sport community for over two decades, having competed for various clubs in baseball, hockey and volleyball. He has remained on this path in law school through participating in both intramural and recreational sports. Tyler is passionate about advocating for athletes and providing them with a voice. He is excited to utilize his skills and experience to help Canadian national athletes continue to succeed through his work with Sport Solution.

Greg Cherniak

Greg is a second-year law student at Western University. Prior to attending law school, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western, with an Honours Specialization in History. During Greg’s first year of law school he acted as a case worker with the Sport Solution Clinic. 

A former varsity athlete, Greg played three seasons of football at the University of Ottawa and ran two seasons of track at Western. With his broad range of athletic experience, Greg values his understanding of the unique challenges faced by athletes in both team and individual settings. Beyond his time as an athlete, Greg remains committed to sport through his work with Special Olympics Ontario, where he is a volunteer coach for the London Gliders Swimming Program. 

Greg is excited to expand his role as a Program Manager with the Sport Solution Clinic. The clinic is an important resource for Canadian athletes, and Greg is eager to combine his experience in athletics with his legal studies to maintain the clinic’s high level of service.