People Categories: Environment and Resources

Helena Shilomboleni

Helena Shilomboleni

Dr. Helena Shilomboleni is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment (School of Environment Resources and Sustainability and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management) at the University of Waterloo. Her research and teaching areas of expertise are agriculture and food security, with a specialization working with small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. She has fieldwork …

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Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a Research Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and Canada Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI). Justin serves as Assistant Editor at the Arctic Yearbook (arcticyearbook.com), an annual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed volume focused on Arctic …

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Asha Harris

Asha Harris

A creative, detail-oriented, highly motivated community activist with over 15 years of experience in the violence against women/children sector working from an intersectional, gender-based, anti-racist,anti-oppressive framework. Much of my career has involved grassroots advocacy for children and their families as a frontline social worker as well as participation in numerous children’s rights activist groups and …

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Olivia Karp

Olivia Karp

Olivia Karp is a graduate student in the International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Prior to her acceptance into the program, she graduated from Ryerson University (now known as Toronto Metropolitan University) with an Honours degree in Political Science. Olivia has several work experiences in the NGO, non-profit, government and …

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Joanne Joseph

Joanne Mary Joseph

Joanne Joseph is a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor’s in Global Studies. She is an international student of Indian descent born in the UK, having lived most of her life in Dubai and currently residing in Canada to complete her Master’s education. Joanne has always been interested in the impact of …

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Cassandra Ascenzi

Cassandra Ascenzi

Cassandra Ascenzi graduated from York University in June 2022 with a combined Honours Bachelor of Arts Political Science degree and Professional Certificate in Public Administration and Law. Prior to pursuing this program, she graduated from York University in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Specialization in Honours Music degree. During her …

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Jennifer Jaeger

Jennifer Jaeger

Jennifer Jaeger graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2020 receiving a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Honours International Development – Practice Specialization (Dean’s Honours List) with a minor in Geography and Environmental Management. During her studies, Jennifer also completed a Global Experience Certificate and a Certificate in German Language, studying abroad in both Sweden …

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Abigail Ollila

Abigail Viktoria Ollila

Abigail Ollila graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History. She owes her passion for governance to this academic background. Examining the systems of the past informed and compelled her desire to contribute towards a brighter future. Abigail engaged deeply with her undergraduate community and served in a variety …

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Matthew Vucic

Matthew Vucic

Matthew Vucic is a graduate student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, pursing a Master of Arts in Global Governance. He is a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in History. His research interests include Global Political Economy (specifically in research surrounding North/East …

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Suzanne Sawicki

Suzie Sawicki

Suzie Sawicki is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of International Public Policy program. She holds a degree in International Relations and Development Studies with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Windsor. Suzie has worked in a variety of research roles in the context of education, …

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