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Susan Roy

Indigenous History
University of Waterloo

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Jacob Ahearn

Jacob Ahearn graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Distinction) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) in 2020. While at Queen’s, Jacob primarily took courses in Canadian politics, global political economy, and macroeconomics. For his fourth year global political economy seminar, Jacob wrote a paper that used a Gramscian hegemonic analysis to …

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Jacob Benjamin

Jacob is a Ph.D. student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo, specializing in Conflict and Security. His research looks at intensifying strategic competition in the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific more broadly. Jacob assesses the Indo-Pacific strategies of various countries, ranging from Vietnam, France, to Canada. Academically, Jacob …

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Kankshi Amin

Kankshi Amin is a recent honours graduate from Queen’s University with an undergraduate degree in sociology as well as a certificate in law from the faculty of law. Kankshi has several work experiences in charity and non-profit organizations which led to an interest in social aid and betterment. During her undergraduate career, she worked for …

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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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István Kéry

István earned an Honours Bachelor degree in Applied Economics and Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, which provided academic grounding in a wide variety of political, economic, and social issues considered through interdisciplinary lenses. His academic and research interests are now focused on environmental public policies and the barriers communities encounter that prevent swift and …

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Fahd Shah

Fahd Shah completed his bachelor’s in arts at the University of Toronto in 2021. He chose to specialize in political science, and focused mainly on international relations, and political economy. Fahd studied the intricacies of political economy both through a theoretical, and practical lens. Fahd also thoroughly focused on the topic of labour, how a …

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Drake Kindred

Drake Kindred is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts [Honours Double Major] in Political Science and Psychology. During his undergraduate studies he developed a keen interest in Global Migration and Human Security through various projects surrounding human rights and global development. Moreover, his work in psychology allowed …

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Oliver Campbell

Oliver Campbell is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He has a specialization in International Relations and a minor in History and International Studies. During his time at the University of Waterloo Oliver focused on topics related to international relations, taking an interest …

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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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