The Infrastructure Protection and International Security Student Association are representatives from the program’s student body who are responsible for social activities, program outreach, welcoming new students and for program-related events. If you are a prospective student who has questions about the student experience, the IPIS SA is available to contact via e-mail ( and a public group is available on Facebook! Current students are welcome to reach out to the SA at any time. Meet the 2018-2019 Executive below!

Alexandra Green: President 

Alexandra Green is a second year IPIS student. Alexandra received her BAH in political studies from Queen’s University. During her time at Queen’s University she was awarded an undergraduate fellowship, the John Rae award, the Women in Defence and Security Scholarship, the Chancellor’s Scholarship, and was placed on the Dean’s List with Distinction. She has been engaged in research projects on: border security, terrorist resourcing, countering violent extremism, policing, signals intelligence, and critical infrastructure. She has been published in the Journal of Money Laundering Control and in the SERENE-RISC digest. Alexandra was recently awarded a SSHRC and plans to pursue research on target selection. In her spare time Alexandra enjoys kickboxing, jiu jitsu, and sewing.

Henry Boisvert: Director of Events and Social

Henry is originally from Saskatchewan, but has lived in most of Canada’s provinces as well as abroad in Mozambique, Ecuador and Colombia. He worked in industrial construction in Alberta’s oil industry before deciding to take a different path. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in International Development with a specialization in Latin American studies at Trent University before attending Carleton University. He loves to travel, drink cheap beer, eat good food, scuba dive and ride his new motorcycle.

Sharon Schuppe: Director of Campus, Alumni, and Professional Outreach

Sharon is a second year IPIS student in the policy stream. She completed her undergrad at Carleton in Public Affairs and Policy Management, specializing in International Studies, with a minor in Mathematics. Alongside her studies, Sharon competes on the Ravens Varsity Fencing Team in both foil and epee. She is currently completing a co-op term at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and is excited for the upcoming year. When not at school, working, or fencing, Sharon enjoys reading, knitting, climbing, and hiking.

Salah Fakhoury: Director, Engineering Stream Representative

Salah Fakhoury completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering in Alexandria, Egypt, and currently, he is in IPIS (engineering stream). Before coming to Canada, he was an inspector in Oman, Muscat for few months. His interest in the cyber security, fire safety and security in infrastructure brought him to Ottawa to peruse his studies. Salah enjoys fishing and new technologies.

Tyler Berry: Vice President

Tyler Berry, comes from Kitchener, Ontario, and is entering his second year of the IPIS Program in the Policy stream, and is Vice President of the IPIS Student Association and Executive Team. Before arriving at Carleton, he attended the University of Guelph where he completed a Bachelors Degree with Honours in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. He presently works for the federal public service. An avid follower of national security issues and challenges, Tyler’s academic interests are related to energy related critical infrastructure protection and the Canadian security & intelligence community. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys biking, reading and wood working.

Nilu Bahman: Director of Communications

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Criminology and a minor in Public Policy and Administration Studies at York University. I recently completed my second semester at Carleton University in the Masters of Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS). I was previously the Director of Communication for PPASA at York University. Previous to that I was the Vice President for MOOT Law and Society at York University. I am looking forward to being part of the IPIS Student Association. I hope to enhance the experience of my peers in the IPIS program through my role as the Director of Communications.

Matthew Lee: Treasurer

Matthew is a second year M.IPIS candidate in the policy stream. Though in the policy steam, he complete a C.ASc in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto before arriving at Carleotn. Matt is currenly employed at First Air conducting operations engineering the ine Canadian Arctic Environment. His interests in the program are geared towards the security and development of the North as it becomes more connected with the rest of the country. Matt is an avid aviator and is often in the air, building up his flying hours.