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BSIA Garden offers its first harvest

The BSIA Global Climate Action Committee (GCAC) hosted its first garden harvest event in the CIGI Courtyard on Monday, July 11. Students, staff and faculty enjoyed free salads created from the produce growing in the new raised garden beds. These beds, which span more than 30ft, were built in the spring with support from the …

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Two BSIA students move on to Global Finals of “Map the System” competition

The BSIA once again warmly congratulates PhD candidate Jeremy Wagner and recent MIPP graduate Zack Ahmed for being named one of four Canadian teams who will now compete in the Global Finals of the “Map the System” competition at Oxford University in the UK, representing Wilfrid Laurier University. Their submission, “Inside the System, Outside the Law: The Informal Food …

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PhD Candidate Alex Suen successfully defends his dissertation

The Balsillie School community extends warmest congratulations to Alex Suen who successfully defended his dissertation, “Political Culture: An Unexplored Factor in Climate Change Policy”. Special thanks to Alex’s supervisor Dr. Simon Dalby, committee members Dr. Angela Carter and Dr. Imre Szeman, Internal/External, Dr. Andrew Herman and External, Dr. Peter Jacques, University of Central Florida.

PhD Candidate Hari KC successfully defends his dissertation

The Balsillie School community extends warmest congratulations to Hari KC who successfully defended his dissertation, “From a ‘Cheli’ in Nepal to a ‘Khadama’ in the Arabian Gulf Countries: the Local‐Global Entanglements and Gendered Labour Migration Governance”. Special thanks to his supervior, Dr. Jenna Hennebry, committee members Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts and Dr. Alison Mountz, Internal/External Dr. …

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BSIA Faculty member named University Research Chair at UW

The BSIA warmly congratulates Faculty member and BSIA Board member Suzan Ilcan on being named University Research Chair by the University of Waterloo for a seven-year term. Her term will begin on July 1, 2022. Suzan is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo and …

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Balsillie School’s redesigned website wins two Gold Awards

The Balsillie School was pleased to learn that its redesigned website, balsillieschool.ca, has won two Gold Awards in the 2022 Hermes Creative Awards program. The redesigned site, which launched in November 2021, won Gold Awards in the categories “Website Overall” and “Home Page”. The site also received an Honorable Mention for its newest website element, the Experts page, …

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Two BSIA students heading to “Map the System” National Finals

The BSIA warmly congratulates PhD candidate Jeremy Wagner and recent MIPP graduate Zack Ahmed for their submission, “Inside the System, Outside the Law: The Informal Food Economy in Nairobi, Kenya”, which has earned them a place in the National Finals of the 2022 Map the System Canada competition, representing Wilfrid Laurier University. They are among …

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Dispatch from UN-Habitat in Kenya: Andrew Horne’s third blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: United Nations By Andrew Horne, MIPP As I am currently interning with UN-Habitat, my blog for this month will focus on how UN-Habitat addresses the concerns of global youth in an increasingly young world. In the last several decades, there has been an explosion in the global population of youth, with these changing …

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BSIA to provide coaching for 2022 International Policy Ideas Challenge winners

The Balsillie School of International Affairs is delighted to be providing the coaching for the winners of the 2022 International Ideas Policy Challenge (IPIC) program, a Global Affairs Canada (GAC) initiative run in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The objective of the IPIC program is to draw on the intellectual talent of Canadian graduate students, …

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Dove flying in front of the Ukraine flag (blue and yellow stripes)

Dispatch from IOM in Ukraine: Ashley Mungai’s Third blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: Eurasia Review By: Ashley Mungai, MAGG I’m constantly in shock that it has barely been two months since the crisis in Ukraine began, yet the impacts of this crisis have devastated the lives of millions of Ukrainians and will echo for decades to come. Working virtually for IOM Ukraine, I receive daily reports …

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