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Karen Yeates

Karen Yeates

Dr. Karen Yeates MD, FRCPC, MPH. is a graduate of McGill University (BSc 1993) and Queen’s University School of Medicine (1997). She is currently a Professor of Medicine and Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University. She co-founded (2012) and co-directed the Office of Global Health (ending in 2016) within the Faculty of …

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Don McCutchan

Don McCutchan

Don McCutchan has broad international experience, working with the financial sector, pension funds, mining, and real estate. A former senior official at the Canadian Department of Finance, Don was involved in virtually all areas of government policy and was actively involved with the negotiation of the Canada/U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Don has extensive experience coordinating …

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Larissa Varella

Larissa Varella holds a Master of Science’s Degree in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from IBMEC-RJ (Brazil), both focusing on the influence of the securitization logic within post-2000 global policies for infectious disease control. Between her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Larissa has had the opportunity to …

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Chloé Currie

Chloé Currie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters of Arts Honours in History in 2021. While gaining her undergraduate degree, Chloé developed an interest in race relations as well as global justice and human rights. Her undergraduate dissertation critiqued the United States Supreme Court with regards to public school desegregation in the …

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Shalin Nayak

Shalin Nayak graduated from McMaster University in 2017 with an Honours degree in Physics. His thesis research involved implementing sorting and classification algorithms on large datasets from space telescopes to search for signatures of supermassive black holes. Upon graduation, he went on to work for the Ontario nuclear energy sector as a technical consultant for …

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Nidhu Jagoda

Nidhu Jagoda is a recent graduate, holding a Master of Climate Change from the University of Waterloo, from where she also previously pursed a Bachelor of Science, Honors Environmental Science, specializing in Geoscience and a minoring in Biology. Her research interests lie in the nexus of global environmental and climate change governance, sustainable development policy …

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Jacklyn Yee

Jacklyn Yee is a graduate student in the MA Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is deeply grateful to be learning as an uninvited guest on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Jacklyn received her BA International Relations with a minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality and …

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Anya Johnson Poon

Anya Johnson Poon

Anya Johnson Poon is a Master of Global Governance candidate and Graduate Research Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a Specialization in Development Studies from Carleton University. Her academic interests include: social policy, migration and mobilities, international development, international political economy, medical …

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