Alec obtained his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School where he received the Sherrard Kuzz LLP Prize in Labour, Employment, and Administrative Law.
Alec’s fight for workplace justice began at the university bargaining table as an union rep for teaching assistants. After receiving a master's degree in philosophy from the University of British Columbia Alec proceeded to put his degree to good use by working construction for two years as a rock truck operator, labourer, and ironworker before starting law school. These experiences drove home the necessity of building collective worker power both in and outside the office.
At Osgoode Alec volunteered and worked for the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic in addition to completing an intensive in poverty law at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the workers’ rights division. Alec currently sits on the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic's board of directors.