Sylvie Babadjide’s research interests relate to international development policy, water resource management, philanthropy and gender. Her areas of expertise are international development and natural resource management. Her recent work involves studying the lack of access to water in developing countries and the use of data in nonprofit organizations.

Sylvie holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. She has presented her work at conferences of the Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action. In 2019, Sylvie developed and taught an SPPA graduate seminar on Issues in International Development.

Anteneh Belayneh’s research interests relate to water resource allocation and management. His areas of expertise are Bioresource management and hydrology. His recent work involves studying the economic impact of mining on indigenous communities in the Canadian subarctic and drought forecasting in sub-Saharan Africa.

Anteneh holds a Master’s degree in Bioresource Engineering and a B.Sc (Honours) in Hydrology from Montreal’s McGill University. He has presented his work at conferences of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, the North American Society of Bioresource Engineering and Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic. In 2012, Anteneh interned with the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity, working on economic planning in developing countries.

Photo of Greg MatteGreg Matte completed his PhD in 2020 following a decade of part-time studies at Carleton. His thesis examines how the relationships between apprenticeships, the labour market and the post-secondary education system are coordinated, governed, influenced and shaped in BC, as well as how these same relationships have evolved, including the impact of such changes on apprenticeship programs as a skills ecosystem. The period of 1993 to 2004 was specifically chosen as it was a period of bold political reforms pertaining to trades training within the province by two ideologically opposed political parties. The qualitative research design applies a case study methodology, comparing the differences between these two governments, as well as process tracing, within the theoretical framework of historical institutionalism.