Let us know what you have been up to since leaving Carleton! Any news at all! Graduate and Undergraduate news welcome!

Evelyn Boy-Mena, M.A. Alumna 2015

Evelyn is on contract as a consultant with the World Health Organization Evidence and Programme Guidance Unit and is currently in Geneva!

Patricia Baxter, M.A. Alumna 2015

Patricia recently had an article published: Autism & Empowerment: What Gaming Means To Me and will soon start a new job at the Peterborough Social Planning Council.

Ann Morneau, M.A. Alumna 2015

Ann is currently the Assistant to the Joint Chair, in the Pauline Jewett Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University.
Ann won the first place prize for the 2015 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) where she summarized the findings of her thesis entitled “Knitting Takes Balls”. You can watch her 3MT video here. Ann worked for Cuso International, a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality and is presently working at Carleton University in the capacity of Assistant to the Joint Chair of Women’s Studies!

Sarah Hedges-Chou, M.A. Alumna 2015

Sarah was recently featured in the Institute’s Winter 2015 newsletter, she spoke about moving to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and applying her academic background in women’s and gender studies to her new role as a Program and Communications Officer for the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

Narges (Fariba) Sahebi, M.A. Alumna 2015

Fariba is currently in the role of Job Developer, Power of Trades at the YMCA-YWCA.
Fariba volunteered for Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The installation has exhibited in cities throughout Canada and the US. Fariba worked as a volunteer when the installation came to Ottawa and was exhibited at the Carleton University Art Gallery in 2015. Fariba was featured in the PJIWGS Winter 2015 newsletter here.

Zoë Gross, M.A. Alumna 2013

Zoë is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. She is currently working on her dissertation which is tentatively titled, “Performing Canadian ‘Goodness’ in East Africa: Racial and Sexual Morality in International Development”. She is featured on the U of T WGSI website here.

Zahira Sarwar, M.A. Alumna 2014

Zahira has co-edited a book titled Diversity and Recognition: New Perspectives in Diasporic Experience. In 2014 she was interviewed by Jim on CKCU (12.08 in) on the topics of Muslim women’s rights, “honour killings”, and ongoing violent re-colonizations by Western feminists. Listen to her interview here.

Kathleen Kuracina, M.A. Alumna 2013

Kathleen worked as a Junior Professional Consultant (JPC) for the United Nations through the International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP). As a JPC she worked in Valledupar, Colombia, see her blog about her time in Columbia here. She now lives in Victoria, BC and continues to support the UN as a volunteer researcher for IDDIP alumni. She was featured in the UNAC’s June newsletter, which highlights her contributions to the UN.

Cynthia Hannigan, B.A. Combined Honours Political Science/WOMN, Alumna 2013
Cynthia moved to Belleville in the summer of 2013 to work with the victim/witness assistance program!

Taylor Grant, B.A. Combined Honours Human Rights/WOMN, Minor in Sexuality Studies, Alumna 2013

Taylor received a new position at the North Bay Regional Health Centre as a Volunteer Engagement Assistant!  She oversees 300 volunteers that work in over 50 program areas and provides front-line support to her colleagues and volunteers.