Brittany Ennis

Brittany Ennis is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Brescia University College at the University of Western Ontario in 2019, where she completed an Honours Specialization in French Studies and a Major in Political Science.

While pursuing her degree, Brittany was involved in various extracurricular activities. She served as the President of Free the Children at Brescia, where she helped organize and run events to collect donations for local charities. The club’s biggest initiative involved sending food and clothing to help a family in Nunavut. Brittany also volunteered her time with Best Buddies at Western. She was also a part of the Brescia University College Student Council (BUCSC), Western Young Tutors and the Writing Centre.

In 2018, Brittany created and conducted a survey on student safety in relation to the London Transit Commission (LTC) as part of a course with Brescia and an internship with the LTC. She surveyed over 700 students and her findings were reported in the Global News and the London Free Press.

In October 2018, Brittany traveled to Rovaniemi, Finland to take part in the Model Arctic Council. There, she was assigned one of the roles of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. Through this experience, she was able to meet many of the real members of the Arctic Council. Further, Brittany wrote a review on her experience, which was published on the Polar Connection website.

Brittany’s experiences have sparked her research interests, which are concerned with security, human rights and race politics. In particular, Brittany is interested in the ways in which technology is constructed to favour certain races over others.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys playing the piano, reading, traveling and supply teaching.

Brittany looks forward to developing her research interests further at Balsillie.

  • BA (Honours) French Studies and Political Science, Brescia University College at the University of Western Ontario, 2019
Conflict and Security
Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics

Academic / Professional Awards

  • 2019-University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship
  • 2016-2018 Brescia Admission Scholarship
  • 2015 Principal’s Entrance Scholarship
  • 2015 Arts and Humanities Entrance Award
  • 2015 Brescia Community Leader Award


  • Barnes, Justin, and Brittany Ennis. “The Polar Connection.” The Polar Connection, February 13, 2019

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