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BSIA Director awarded Jimma University’s Presidential award

On October 14, 2022, Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, was awarded Jimma University’s Presidential award. This award is the highest honour bestowed by the Jimma University president in recognition of outstanding national and international professional contribution. Professor Fitz-Gerald was given this award for “her contribution in science diplomacy, and …

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Request for Proposals – Audit Services and Charity Information Return Preparation

The Balsillie School of International Affairs invites accounting firms to submit a proposal for annual audit services and Charity Information Return preparation. The Request for Proposals provides information about the project and the business context to enable firms to submit a tender. The main objective of our project is to complete annual audits and Charity …

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PhD Candidate Aviva Silburt successfully defends her dissertation

The Balsillie School community extends warmest congratulations to Aviva Silburt who successfully defended her dissertation, “Mapping the Complexity of Mining & Peacebuilding in Guatemala”. Special thanks to Aviva’s supervisors Dr. Neil Craik and Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, committee members Dr. Fred Bird and Dr. Reina Neufeldt, Internal/External, Dr. Daniel McCarthy and External, Dr. Gearoid Miller.

PhD Candidate Lucy Hinton successfully defends her dissertation

The Balsillie School community extends warmest congratulations to Lucy Hinton who successfully defended her dissertation, “Front-of-Pack Labelling in the Caribbean Community: Power and Policy in Regional Standard Setting”. Special thanks to Lucy’s supervisor Dr. Jennifer Clapp, committee members Dr. Andrea Collins and Dr. Sharon Kirkpatrick, Internal/External, Dr. Bruce Frayne and External, Dr. Matias Margulis.

PhD Candidate Cynthia Leal Garza successfully defends her dissertation

The Balsillie School community extends warmest congratulations to Cynthia Leal Garza who successfully defended her dissertation, “Was Bretton Woods Working for the Common Good? Mexico’s Advocacy to Consider the Human Implications of the International Monetary and Financial Systems at the Bretton Woods Conference”. Special thanks to Cynthia’s supervisor Dr. Jasmin Habib, committee members Dr. Andrew …

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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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