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Aviva Silburt is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs within the Global Environment stream. Her research examines natural resource management in conflict affected contexts. Her project aims to identify factors that can explain its effectiveness as a peacebuilding tool.

Prior to her studies, Aviva was a senior policy analyst at Public Safety Canada. She has previous experience working with Environment Canada, UN Women Canada, and has worked with NGOs and conflict affected communities on peacebuilding projects in Rwanda, Bosnia and the Philippines.

Aviva holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, specialized in conflict analysis and obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in political philosophy at St. Thomas University.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Balsillie Fellowship (2015), University of Waterloo
  • Advancing Women in Leadership Program (2015), Carleton University
  • Chris McDermott Kyoto Award for Climate Change Research (2012), Carleton University
  • Dean of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship (2011), Carleton University
  • Outstanding Scholar Award (2008, 2009), St. Thomas University
  • Master of Arts, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, St. Thomas University

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