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Mosaic is pleased to announce that Emma Compeau, an undergraduate student in Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies student will be joining our team during the fall of 2015. Emma is joining the Institute as part of PCJ499, a course that gives Univeristy of Toronto students the opportunity to work with civil society organizations while also earning academic credit.

Emma will work on a number of programming and communications projects during her time at Mosaic. Here is what Emma had to say:

“I am really excited to be working with the Mosaic Institute for the PCJ499 internship! I am starting my fourth year at the University of Toronto where I am majoring in Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies and minoring in both Religion and Political Science. My academic areas of interest include the intersection of conflict management and religion, and the ways in which people around the world congregate around religion to both promote peace but also justify violence.

Outside of the classroom, I am a staff reporter at The Varsity, the University of Toronto’s student newspaper, where I have been part of the news team for three years. I am interested in media and am excited to use my reporting skills and develop my design skills at Mosaic, and will be working hard to bring diaspora and marginalized voices to attention.

I am passionate about the work that Mosaic does and beleive that the great wealth and diversity of people, experiences, and knowledge that Canadians have make us a unique place capable of setting a high global standard for peace promotion. I am looking forward to furthering my professional development with Mosaic through this internship opportunity, and am excited to be part of fostering important discussions both at home and abroad.”

Welcome, Emma!