Nico Saunders

Nico Saunders is a PhD in Global Governance student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, through the University of Waterloo. Her interests are centered around social perspective on national security, and how that translates, or influences ‘community’ conflict prevention strategies.

Previously, Nico has worked as a Strategy specialist in the Ontario government’s Prevention Office, and as a research assistant at Defence Research and Development Canada. Nico is a junior affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS).

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Provost Doctoral Entrance Award for Women, 2019-2020
  • Balsillie Doctoral Fellowship, 2019
Conflict and Security
Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics
  • Master of Public Service, University of Waterloo, 2018
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Waterloo, 2015

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