Now in its eleventh year, the MPNL/DPNL program attracts remarkably experienced students to the philanthropic sector. We invite you to read their profiles below or download the 2023 Student bios, MPNL program. The PANL Perspectives “Alumni Networks” page also includes in-depth interviews with past students and sector leaders.

Resources are available for current MPNL and DPNL students, as are Forms and Policies. Reach out to the Graduate Administrator if you have questions. In addition, Carleton graduate students have access to professional development resources. These include skills workshops, one-on-one career and writing consultations, career-oriented events, and  structured programs. To learn more, visit Graduate Professional Development.

2023 Student Cohort

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Graduates speak about the MPNL/DPNL program

2022 Students

Hear from Robinson Orume, an MPNL graduate

In 2022, Robinson Orume, a graduate, spoke about benefits of the MPNL program. He holds a master’s degree in protected areas management from James Cook University, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from his home country of Cameroon. He has 17 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors of environmental management. He started the MPNL program in 2022.

Hear from Paige Black, a 2022 graduate

Paige Black (she/her) talks about the program’s diversity and how it’s supportive of students with accessibility needs. She has worked for 10 years in the nonprofit sector, and in 2018, she graduated with an International Development degree from Dalhousie University. She’s lived with post-concussion syndrome since 2013 and wants to use her experiences to help others, especially students like herself who once thought pursuing a master’s degree wouldn’t be possible. She began the MPNL program in 2022.

Previous MPNL & DPNL alumni

Read stories, research and interviews from alumni about leadership work in Canada and around the world. Also, below are pdfs of bios and photos of past MPNL and DPNL students.

2022, Student bios, tenth class of the MPNL program

2021, Student profiles of the ninth class of the MPNL program

2020: Student profiles from the eighth cohort of the MPNL program

2019: Student profiles from the seventh MPNL cohort

2018: Students in the sixth MPNL cohort

2017: Students in the fifth cohort

2016: Student in fourth cohort

2015, Students in third cohort

2014: Students in second cohort

2013: Inaugural class