LEANDRA BARRETTE

Research Topic
Women and post-conflict reconstruction in the MENA region.

Supervisor
Christine Koggel

Research Interests
* Feminist Ethics
* Post-Conflict reconstruction
* Humanitarian Ethics
* Applied Ethics

BIOGRAPHY
Leandra is second year PhD student in the Ethics and Public Affairs program. She received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) with a specialization in Sociology from the University of Ottawa and her Masters of Arts in Public Ethics from Saint Paul University. Leandra’s major research paper, Precarious Labour and Filipina Migrant Workers in Canada examined the precarious labour market and the impact of government migrant work programs such as the Live-In Caregiver Program and International Work Authorization Program on an active Filipino migrant labour group in Canada. Leandra’s current research involves post-conflict reconstruction, inequality and humanitarian efforts with a focus on the MENA region. Leandra currently works at the Canada Revenue Agency and applies her ethical training while assessing the impact of programs, initiatives on different segments of the population through the government of Canada’s Gender Based Analysis (GBA+), ensuring fair and responsive initiatives for all Canadians.

JOANNE CLIFFORD

Research Topic:
The application of a dual development ethics and empowerment theory lens to enhance governance and accountability structures in the disaster response sphere, and subsequently mitigate the challenges associated with disempowerment and mal-development.

Supervisors: Dr. Jay Drydyk, Carleton University;

Dr. Benjamin Zyla, University of Ottawa

Research Interests:

  • Population health
  • Emergency/Disaster management
  • Humanitarian ethics
  • Development ethics
  • Capabilities approach
  • Empowerment theory

BIOGRAPHY:
Joanne is a fourth year PhD student in the Ethics and Public Affairs program. Joanne holds undergraduate degrees in public health and emergency management, and a Master of Public Health (University of Waterloo). Subsequently, she was awarded her Master of Arts in Public Ethics (Saint Paul University) after she defended her thesis entitled “Military Humanitarian Assistance Programs: Can the provision of care ever be wrong?”, which explored the biomedical ethical challenges faced by military healthcare personnel providing care to civilians in conflict and disaster zones. Her career in the public health sector has afforded her the opportunity to work in conflict, post-conflict, and disaster-affected regions around the world. These experiences have led Joanne to her current research which examines the myriad challenges surrounding intervener governance and accountability in the disaster response sphere.

OZAN GURCAN

BIOGRAPHY:
Ozan completed a BSc in Biomedical Science with minor in Applied Ethics from the University of Ottawa, and an MA in Public Ethics from Saint Paul University. During this time, Ozan volunteered at several healthcare organizations and served on the board of the Canadian Bioethics Society. Ozan is trained in qualitative research methods and has experience assisting and leading ethics related research for the Canadian Health Portfolio (regulatory gap analysis of synthetic biology) and business (project on ethical corporate purchasing), respectively. His main academic research interest is on genetic discrimination.

ANDREW HOULT

Research Topic
Feminist Critiques and Approaches to Punishment and Sentencing in the Canadian Criminal Justice Context

Supervisor
Christine Koggel

Research Interests
* Feminist Theory
* Relational Theory
* Restorative Justice & Repair
* Transitional Justice
* Virtue Ethics
* Global Ethics
* Development Ethics
* Theories of Punishment & Social Control
* Theories of Responsibility
* Theories of Social Criticism

BIOGRAPHY
Drew is a second year PhD student in the Ethics and Public Affairs program. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy from Trent University and his Master of Arts in Philosophy from Carleton University after defending his thesis entitled On Relationality in Virtue Ethics: Accounting for Injustices in a Global Context. Though his previous research has focused on questions of what it is to be a good person in a globalizing world filled with injustice and oppression, his current research investigates the appropriate, ethical, and effective practice of various forms of punishment within the Canadian context. Drew works primarily within feminist ethical theory and he maintains a commitment to providing critical, intersectional analyses that work to undermine systems of oppression and injustice.

BERNARD NMAI

Research Topic
Examining the Impact of Ethical Leadership on Ethics Program of Corporations

Supervisor
Stephen Maguire

Research Interests
* Ethical Leadership
* Corporate Ethics Programs
* Corporate Social Responsibility
* Business Ethics
* Socially Responsible Marketing
* Global Ethics
* Social and Political Philosophy
* Applied Ethics

BIOGRAPHY
Bernard is a third year PhD student in the Ethics and Public Affairs program. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Philosophy from University of Ghana and his Master of Arts in Applied Ethics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology after defending his thesis entitled Voluntary and Mandatory Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility. His current research investigates how ethical leadership impacts the nature and extent of ethics programs in the organization. Bernard works focus primarily on ethical governance.

KERRY O’NEILL


Research Topic

Gender analysis of conditional cash transfer programs with an emphasis on empowerment and exploitation in public policy

Supervisor
Vida Panitch and Lisa Mills

Research Interests
* Applied Ethics
* Human Rights
* Water and Sanitation
* Social and Political Philosophy

BIOGRAPHY
Kerry received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy and Peace Studies from McMaster University and her Master of Arts in Philosophy from McMaster University. Her MA thesis, The Human Right to Water: Duties and Rights Fulfillment Strategies, examined the Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals, and water pricing as strategies used to fulfill the right to safe drinking water. Her current research focuses on equality, empowerment, and conditional cash transfer programs. Kerry is also the recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2019-2021) and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (2018; 2019).

SEETAL SUNGA



Research Topic
The ethical responsibilities of the state to respond to Indigenous claims for justice.

Supervisor
Christine Koggel & Kahente Horn-Miller

Research Interests

Indigenous theory
Relational theory
Systems ecology
Justice
Disorientation


BIOGRAPHY
Seetal Sunga is a Ph.D. student in the Ethics and Public Affairs Program at Carleton University. She received her Masters in Law from Dalhousie University, her bachelor degree in law from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and her B.A. at the University of Ottawa. She is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience working on class action settlements, a truth commission and public inquiries that were designed to address harms resulting from historical wrongs and systemic oppression.