Presenters at the 2020 Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference include:
Justine Agbana is a Masters student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Fahad Ahmad is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Ekaterina Alekhanova is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Nahya Awada is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Public Policy and Administration, starting in September 2015. Her main research interests centres on access to healthcare services and drugs for rare diseases in Canada. Her areas of expertise include research, education, management, and genetic metabolic diseases. Nahya holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Research and Administration from the University of Liverpool and International Post-graduate Degree in Genetic Metabolic Disorders from Germany. She is a proud recipient of the “Outstanding Examplar” award for leading a Magnet Prize-winning program that promoted the quality of life and health outcomes of patients with rare genetic metabolic diseases in Saudi Arabia.
Blake Barkley is a PhD candidate in Political Science with a focus on Comparative Politics and International Relations working under the supervision of Dr. James Milner. Blake’s research seeks to uncover how refugee hosting states in sub-Saharan Africa make decisions regarding asylum policies and how they interact with various stakeholders at the local, national, and international levels. His dissertation focuses specifically on the case of Kenya.
Ian Bron is a PhD candidate at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. His dissertation is on the institutional barriers to whistleblowing regimes in Westminster systems of government. He is also active in the field, helping whistleblowers better understand organizational responses, navigate the process, and offering social support to individuals who are frequently marginalized as a result of their experiences. His long-term goal is to help organizations and governments understand and accept the vital role that whistleblowing plays in detecting misconduct and to better protect those who speak up.
Kevin Budning is a PhD student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. His research focuses on right-wing extremism in Canada, the United States, and Western Europe.
Jacqueline Chapman is a PhD Candidate in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University. Jacqueline has experience working in fisheries across Canada with numerous user groups including commercial and subsistence fishers, researchers, and managers. She has been working in the Arctic since 2015 and is a research assistant with the Towards a Sustainable Fishery for Nunavummiut project in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.
Michael Campbell is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. His research examines democratic quality and corruption in established and transitioning democracies. His research interests include political finance, electoral reform, and research methods.
Louise Cockram is a PhD candidate in the political science department. Her dissertation project explores how the careers of newly elected MPs in the UK and Canada are shaped by the orientation they receive when they first enter the House of Commons. Through this project, Louise hopes to add to the conversation about how we can improve parliamentary democracy in Canada and the UK.
Andrew Costa is a PhD Candidate the the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. My research interests include Indigenous Rights, Treaty Rights and their impacts on how Crown “sovereignty” is legally contested. I also study how urban bylaws both contribute to and limit gentrification at the neighborhood level in major North American cities like Toronto.
Kendal David is a social worker and MSW student at Carleton University with practice experience in disability services, community development and organizing, and critical social research. Her research interests include the operation of power in health and helping professions, ableism and sanism in social work education, and income security policy. Kendal has experience in program development, implementation and evaluation, as well as policy analysis and strategic planning. She is passionate about community building, political activism, and the arts. Kendal graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary in 2019.
Hannah Delaney is a first year graduate student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs specializing in Intelligence and International Affairs. In 2019, she graduated from Carleton University, receiving a Bachelors of Global and International Studies with a specialization in Global Politics. Currently, Hannah works for Public Safety Canada at the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence as a Junior Research Analyst. In her position, she tackles research and policy issues within the Canadian context pertaining to violent extremist and terrorist use of the internet. In the coming year, Hannah will be working to complete a thesis exploring the trajectory of online communication between violent extremists and terrorists.
Delphine DiTecco is a Master’s student in Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton. Her current research analyzes sex robots, radical feminism, and sex work stigma. She is a an advocate for the importance of sexual wellbeing and hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology to help individuals develop healthy and empowered sexual lives as a clinician and researcher.
Carly Dybka is a PhD Student in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.
Jamie Desautels is in the Masters of Public Policy and Administration program and has a background in Nutrition and Food Security. Jamie joined the Towards a Sustainable Fishery for Nunavummiut project in fall 2018 and is in the process of completing a major research project on access to country food in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.
Salma Essam El Refaei is a PhD student at the Political Science department at Carleton University. She has a BA in Political Science and History from the American University in Cairo and an MA in Political Science from University of British Columbia. She works on critical feminist methodologies and epistemic and methodological violences implicit in refugee research in international relations.
Hassan Faryaar is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Benjamin Faveri is a Master of Public Policy and Administration student and has received a Canada Graduate Scholarship through SSHRC and a Social Innovation Graduate Fellowship from Carleton University to support his research. He holds undergraduate degrees in Criminology and Psychology and Certificates in Global Entrepreneurship and Foreign Intelligence Assessment. He works as a research assistant on projects surrounding: Indigenous food security, health and fisheries management; jury decision-making; and data governance on police body-worn cameras.
Antoine Genest-Grégoire is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. His research is focused on how elements of family taxation might impede on gender equality. He seeks to measure if family-oriented elements of the tax system lead to lower retirement savings and workforce attachment for women as well as creating barriers to famly reformation. Antoine’s research is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture and by the Research Chair in Taxation and Public Finance at Université de Sherbrooke.
Mark Haichin is a PhD candidate in the International Conflict Management and Resolution stream at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He specializes in nuclear weapon issues and state regime type, with his research focusing on how a nuclear weapon state’s regime type influences its ability to deter armed conflict.
Robert Hammitt is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. His research focuses on how Arctic and northern communities can manage development in the face of climate change and exercise their agency to make decisions involving the environment and the economy.
Taryn Hepburn is a PhD student in Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her research focuses on the regulation of young people, including practices and criminal law. Taryn’s most recent projects have examined interactions of youth and criminal law, both adult and youth law. She is currently working on research on youth carceral practices and the policing of youth in rural areas of Canada using the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Robyn Hoogendan is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Nusrat Jahan is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Margaret Janse van Rensburg is a second year Master of Social Work student completing a thesis called “Autistics’ perspectives of Autism Funding in Ontario”. Margaret is committed to autistic self-determination in her research. She is also involved in the Ottawa Adult Autism Initiative and a facilitator for EAAA, a sexual violence prevention education program for women on campus. For fun, Margaret recreationally does olympic-style weightlifting and finds community at her yoga studio.
Zaheed Kara is a Masters student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Amanda Klassen is a PhD student in Political Science. Her research seeks to provide a feminist critique of constructivist norm implementation, focusing on policies intended for the protection of refugee women and girls. Her dissertation specifically examines gender mainstreaming in refugee contexts in Bangladesh and Thailand.
Deborah Komarnisky is a student in the collaborative PhD program at Carleton University through the Department of Law and Legal Studies and Institute of Political Economy. Her research considers consumer, privacy and surveillance and how regulation can act as a means to balance power between consumers and corporations engaged in far reaching data gathering using consumer loyalty reward cards.
Michelle Laing is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Olivia Lassaline is a Masters student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Jessica Leis is a Masters student in the Sustainable Energy Policy program at Carleton University. She is currently working with Professor Alexandra Mallett on a research project exploring links between innovation, energy transitions, and evolving governance structures at the community level in Northwest Territories, Canada. She is also writing a major research paper on the topic of community energy in the Canadian North. Jessica holds a B.A. in political science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Jungroan Lin is a PhD Student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Megan Linton is a Masters of Public Policy and Administration student with a background in Disability and Sexuality studies. Her current research focuses on sexual citizenship and the experiences of disabled and aging populations in medical institutions. Currently, she is working on identifying growing data gaps involving institutionalized populations.
Vincent Lo Monaco is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Samuel MacIssac is a PhD student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Angela Mason is currently doing her advanced MSW at Carleton University. Angela has a three-year diploma in Behavioural Science Technology from St. Lawrence College. Additionally, she recently attained a BSW from Carleton University. The Healthy End of Life Project is a current research passion Angela is excited to share.
Leigha McCarroll is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Desirrea Meney is a Masters student in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
Derek Mikola is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Kevin O’Meara is a Masters student in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
Veronica Øverlid is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law. Prior to the PhD, she worked with civil society organizations, the UN and in teaching.
J. Marshall Palmer is a PhD student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Tessa Penich is a Master of Arts student in Legal Studies at Carleton University.She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Lethbridge. Her research examines Canadian sexual assault law and the legal and social construction of consent.
Andrew Pett is a fifth-year Undergraduate student in Law and Political Science at Carleton. His studies largely focus on criminal justice reform in relation to stigma and state surveillance of drug policy and sex work.
Emerald Pringle is an Master of Social Work student at Carleton University. While her research background has mainly focused on children, youth, and families, Emerald has worked with people of all ages – from children to older adults – and is excited about the potential for HELP to support the whole community with end-of-life issues.
Shafiullah Qureshi is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Florian Richard is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Ariel Root is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Alexander Rudolph is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. His research looks at how and why states develop offensive capacities in cyberspace. His research interests are in strategic studies, the strategic thought of cyberspace, and Canada’s offensive cyber capabilities.
Kylie Schibli has a MSc in Neuroscience and is currently completing an MSW at Carleton University. Her research has focused on how community programs can support children’s development and is inspired to be part of HELP which emphasizes building community capacity around illness, death, dying, grief and bereavement.
Noah Schwartz (BA; MSc) is a PhD candidate currently studying Political Science with a specialization in Public Policy. His research looks at how collective actors mobilize memory for political purposes, with a specific focus on firearms policy. His research interests include the politics of memory, firearms policy and American Politics.
Gabe Senecal is a Master of Public Policy and Administration student at Carleton University. He holds an undergraduate degree in Regional and Urban Planning from the University of Saskatchewan, and his research has focused on municipal governance and policy.
Robin Shaban is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Molly Stollmeyer is a Masters student in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University.
Daphne Wang is a Masters student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Marc Wickham is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Hanna Williams is a Masters student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Her research looks at the impact of Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda on Canadian free trade agreements. She specializes in international economic policy and currently works as a research assistant on projects surrounding high-skilled labour mobility and its impact on the actions of multinationals.
Jingjing Xu is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Carleton University.
Verna Yam is a Masters student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Hasanuzzaman Zaman is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
“Analysis of Four Solutions to Electronic Waste – A Governmental, Consumer, and Corporate Approach”
Leo Khoushinsky is a Masters student in the Sustainable Energy Policy program at Carleton University. He is currently working with Professor Graeme Auld on a research project exploring life-cycle analysis and circular economy in the mining sector. He is also writing a research paper on governmental, consumer, and corporate strategies for electronic waste mitigation.
“Computational Propaganda: An analysis on the use of bots in the 2019 Canadian Federal Election”
Deborah Sogelola is a Master’s Students in the School of Journalism and Communication. Her research interest is in the area of political communications; specifically, she seeks to explore issues of gender, ethnicity and media representation in electoral processes and campaigns. She has previously explored these topics by being a part of various nonpartisan political organizations such as of I-vote/Je vote and democracy education network.
“Abandoned Mines in Ontario and Reducing Environmental Impacts – What’s the Role of Legislation?”
Balie Walker is a Master’s student in the Sustainable Energy Policy program in the School of Public Policy and Administration. She has been working with Professor Graeme Auld, Lisa Mills, and Alexandra Mallett on a research project investigating Governance of Natural Resources: Contesting Regulatory Compliance. She is also writing a research paper on Ontario’s abandoned mines to understand the role that legislation plays in reducing environmental impacts.
“Navigating Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrant’s Integration Experiences in Canada’s Social-Political Context”
Venus Mosadeq is 2nd year Masters in Political Science student with specific interests in Immigrant and Refugee issues, Immigrant integration processes and outcomes and Canadian Nationalism. She holds a Honours Bachelors degree in International Development Studies from York University, and while she is finishing her Masters degree, she is working as a student at Employment and Social Development Canada. Originally from a small suburb outside of Toronto, Venus has come to Ottawa to pursue her career and education in politics.
“Gentrification: The Experiences of Business Owners in West Centretown/Dalhousie”.
Sadia Abdullahi is a proud Black, Somali, Muslim, Canadian woman bringing years of experience as a child protection worker and community activist into her Master of Social Work degree. As part of Ottawa’s Youth Outreach initiative, Sadia worked closely with children, youth, and their families to develop programs supporting youth, especially Black girls, in developing their talents, building confidence, and pursuing their dreams. Sadia was also involved in the MERIT program which brought together community partners in the South-End of Ottawa from the Boys and Girls Club, Ottawa Police Services, Children’s Aid Society, CHEO, the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres and more, to provide in-depth supports to families in crisis and provide the entire spectrum of services needed, tailor made for each unique family. The next chapters of Sadia’s career includes completing her Master of Social Work degree in 2020 and creating programs for Black youth in high schools and community health centres to help address structural issues of anti-black racism, colonialism, sexism, poverty, and other forms of oppression.
Liz Woodside is in the last year of the MSW program at Carleton University. Liz grew up in Orillia, Ontario, on Anishinaabeg traditional territory. She completed her undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Guelph, where she focused her studies on the human impacts of natural resource development. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, a research assistant, and a tree-planter over the past several years between degrees. Her interest in trauma-informed education brought her to the School of Social Work, and her interests continue to expand into mental health and clinical practice. This year, she has been privileged to work with three dynamic research teams on, respectively, Indigenization in the academy, gentrification and the experiences of business owners, and the use of experiential learning in public policy classrooms.
Veronica Valladares is currently completing her final year of the Master of Social Work Program at Carleton University. Building off her bachelor’s degree in child studies and previous experience working in youth mental health, Veronica also works as a Clinical Counsellor supporting immigrant, refugee and newcomer youths at the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization. While she has primarily had a focus on mental health and clinical social work, participating in her group’s community based research project entitled Gentrification: The Experiences of Businesses in West Centretown/Dalhousie has allowed her to draw from her own personal experience with gentrification and examine this topic more closely through lenses of intersectionality and anti-oppressive practice.
Brittany Graham (she/her) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies and Economics from Queens University, and is currently completing her Master of Social Work through Carleton University. The majority of her professional experience has been within the community development sector, both in Canada and abroad. She is passionate about an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach to social justice. She is specifically interested in working with immigrants, refugees, and newcomers to Canada, as well as with women who have experienced gender-based violence.
Namrata Tilokani (she/her) is in her final year of the Master of Social Work program at Carleton University, with a passion for anti-oppressive practise, and for finding ways to incorporate radical theory in the classroom. With a background in International Development with a focus in Rural Agriculture from the University of Guelph, Namrata’s research interests span sub-tropical and tropical farming systems, food sovereignty, and long-term community development projects that are community first. Blending together a keen interest in food security and sovereignty with her work in community development, exploring issues of power, migration, and the impact of community is something that deeply resonates with Namrata. As a woman of colour who has witnessed and felt the impacts of gentrification in her own neighbourhood, she is intrigued on how communities change when they interact with processes of gentrification, and specifically, the impact of this process on culture.
“Towards Healthy Neighbourhoods – Assessing Walkability in Ottawa using CNN models”
Loubna Stitou is a PhD student in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa. Her research aims to develop a new tool using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) to improve walkability in Ottawa. She is very passionate in finding creative ways to develop new technologies using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
“Is Ottawa on the Right Track? Analyzing Stage 2 of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit System Through a Climate Lens”
Grace Hamilton-Burge is a Master of Engineering student in Sustainable Energy and Policy at Carleton University. Grace is originally from Nova Scotia where she completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Science at Acadia University. She is passionate about how the intersection between technology, policy, and the economy can better support people and the planet.
Jessica Leis is a Master’s student in the Sustainable Energy Policy program at Carleton University. She is currently working with Professor Alexandra Mallett on a research project exploring links between innovation, energy transitions, and evolving governance structures at the community level in Northwest Territories, Canada. She is also writing a major research paper on the topic of community energy in the Canadian North. Jessica holds a B.A. in political science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Yusuf Ali is a student in the Master of Sustainable Energy Policy program at Carleton University. He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, and his research interests include public transportation policy, renewable energy policy, and the sustainable management of natural resources.
Funto Oshunmakinde is a Master of Engineering Student in Sustainable Energy Engineering and Policy at Carleton University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Covenant University in Nigeria. She is enthusiastic about energy efficient technology and financing of renewable energy projects.