Emily Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB. Emily completed a Double Honours in Human Rights and International Relations. Her undergraduate thesis examined Turkey’s and the EU’s response to the influx of Syrian refugees and the resulting 2016 EU-Turkey Deal. Her thesis analyzed the rights violations against Syrians seeking asylum and the larger implications of bilateral deals such as the EU-Turkey Deal for the rights of refugees and responsibility-sharing between states in the Global North and Global South.
Outside of academics, Emily has served as President and Chair of STU Global Brigades, an organization seeking to empower communities to achieve their health and economic goals. Emily has volunteered with the Blue Dot campaign advocating for MPs to support the right to a healthy environment in Canada. Emily has also volunteered with Newcomer organizations to teach English and welcome newcomers.
Emily completed an internship in her human rights program with the Department of Post-secondary Education, Training and Labour in New Brunswick. Emily wrote a report for the Government regarding the situation for women and girls with disabilities in New Brunswick and presented recommendations for the Government of New Brunswick. This report was based on the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for Canada. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, Emily worked with the Department where she worked as a Junior Policy Analyst. She gained experience researching and evaluating laws, rules, policies, and procedures regarding the implementation of international human rights treaties and drafting jurisdictional scans, briefing notes and summary reports on a variety of human rights and labour files.