The BSIA is pleased to congratulate PhD students Hari HC, Karolina Werner, and Diana Zacca Thomaz, who were each successful in the 2017 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards competition.

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to increase research capacity in Canada and developing countries to improve the lives of people in the developing world. These awards are open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens from developing countries who are pursuing doctoral studies at Canadian universities.

There were 25 successful applicants in all; of these, three were BSIA students.

Hari KC:
“Uncovering the gender code in labour migration governance: A comparative case study of Nepal and the Philippines.”

Karolina Werner:
“From statebuilding to localized governance: Exploring African governance structures (Uganda).”

Diana Zacca Thomaz:
“Building an inclusive city from the bottom-up: Marginalized migrants’ struggles for adequate and affordable housing in São Paulo, Brazil.”

IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. Congratulations Hari, Karolina and Diana!