Nelson is in his third year of studies at Simon Fraser University, with a major in Economics and a minor in International Studies focused on international development. He co-founded Aspirations in Motion, a youth-led non-profit organization that aims to empower and engage youth in Lesotho through educational and mentorship initiatives.
Phoebe is a second year student majoring in Political Science and History at McGill University. She previously served as an intern at Liberal International in London, England, and currently teaches religious education and diversity at the Unitarian Church of Montreal.
is a final year student at the University of Toronto, where she studies International Relations and History, with an interest in ethnic conflicts and colonialism in the Global South. Academically, she has a regional interest in the post-colonial history of South Asia and the Middle East, and hopes to pursue her research in graduate school.
Raied is in his fourth year of the International Studies Honours program at Simon Fraser University, focusing on Comparative and Middle East Politics. Raied has received two SFU undergraduate research grants and conducted research on transitional justice and judicial behaviour in the Middle East.
Rebecca is entering her second year at York University, where she is completing a double major in Communications and Human Rights and Equity studies. Her research interests in sexual health, sexual identity and health equity in the African diaspora have been inspired by her experiences as the youth program ambassador for the AIDS committee of Windsor.
Sabeeha is in her second year at UTSC, double majoring in Molecular Biology and Health Studies. She is involved with ThorncliffeRT, a community group that, among other initiatives, organizes community workshops on global issues like imperialism and Islamophobia.
Sayjon is currently in his fourth year at York University pursuing an Honours Double Major in Criminology and Human Rights & Equity Studies. He is actively involved on the York University campus in various leadership positions, such as the Chair and President of the Student Council of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and the Co-Chair of the Student Senator Caucus.
Shazia is an International Studies and Economics student in her final year at Simon Fraser University. She is a regular contributor to her department’s student journal, ‘Confluence’, and writes on topics such as the War on Afghanistan and the social theories behind political revolution in Syria.
Spencer is pursuing a specialist degree in Peace, Conflict, and Justice at the University of Toronto, and a double minor in Political Science, and Diaspora and Transnational Studies. He has travelled to Israel and Palestine to conduct research for his undergraduate thesis and to work as an intern at ‘All for Peace Radio’, the only joint Israeli-Palestinian radio station.
Tajdeep is in his final year studying History at Ryerson University, with a focus on 19th and 20th century Indian history and modern international relations. He also possesses a BSc in Biology and Chemistry. He is involved with a Ryerson-based project, the Kashmir Photo Collective, and is a member of the International Issues Discussion Series.
Teresa is a recent Ted Talk/public speaker, activist, and fourth year student at UTSC majoring in Public Policy and Critical International Development Studies. She is the co-founder of an education development project called Education & Equity for Women in Nilphamari Bangladesh (EEWNB), a youth leader at Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services, and a board member of an organization called Basis India.
is a third year student majoring in Politics at Ryerson University. Her trip to Vietnam during high school exposed her to the brutalities of war, and made her an advocate for the use dialogue and discussion to achieve peace in the world.
is in her fourth and final year at McGill University, where she majors in Political Science with minors in Jewish Studies and Hispanic languages. On campus, she has been active in many Jewish student groups, which seek to create more productive and respectful dialogues on campus surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Dalubuhle is an aspiring lawyer originally from Zimbabwe, and is currently in his third year majoring in Human Rights and Equity Studies at York University. He is involved with various community organizations including Covenant House Youth Shelter and FCJ Refugee Centre.
Diane is a fourth year student at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where she is studying Health Studies. She is from the Oneida Nation of the Thames, a First Nations community in South-Western Ontario. Diane connects to her identity and makes a difference on campus by collaborating with traditional teacher, Cat Criger, and through her involvement with The Indigenous Students Association.
Eunbyul is completing a double major in Political Science and Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies at Concordia University, and is in her third year of studies. Passionate about international cooperation, she has interned with Development and Peace, and CEPROSI, a women’s rights organization in Bolivia.
George is entering his third year of studies at McGill University, majoring in Political Science with minors in Economics and Philosophy. He is interested in socio-political movements, cultural diversity, as well as social justice and individual rights.
is entering her second year at York University pursuing a degree in both Psychology and Concurrent Education. Her academic interests revolve around the literary arts, and in her spare time, she writes about various interest topics.
Jagmeet is currently in her third year at Ryerson University studying Politics and History. She volunteers with various organizations, enjoys debating within the university Model United Nations network, works with the Liberal Party of Canada, and stays updated on her various other interests.
Kashaf is a fourth year student pursuing a double major in Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies and Political Science at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her current major pursuit is working with the Pakistan Development Foundation to engage diasporas in current affairs and minority group issues in Pakistan.
Lorina is a second year student in Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests centre on human security, civil rights, militarization and incarceration, intersectional feminism, and historical and present social movements.
Natalia is a third year student at the University of Toronto majoring in International Relations and Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies. This summer, she completed an internship with Students for International Development in the Amazonas region of Peru, working on a water-hygiene workshop model for students in a water stressed region.