Fulbright Scholar (2004-2005)
St. John's, NL
Pathways to Success: Supporting Former Refugee Youth in Pursuing Meaningful Futures Pilot Project
Remzi Cej, International Visitors Leadership Program Ross Reid, International Visitors Leadership Program
The project is assisting recently-settled former refugee youth at a local highschool by providing coaching and guidance to apply for scholarships and awards, part-time employment, and post-secondary education and training. The youth are being matched with individual mentors and will receive personalized guidance and advice. The project aims to directly expedite recent refugee youths’ cultural, social, and economic integration into the St. John’s community.
Fulbright Scholar (2012-2013)
Young Inventors Initiative
Paul Lovejoy, Fulbright Fellowship - Research Geoffrey Alan Rhodes - Fulbright Student (2005-2006)
The Young Inventors Initiative (YII) aims to support youth from the Black Creek area around York University in Toronto by exposing them to the design and development of technology through innovative experiential learning. The project emerges from a needs assessment undertaken by the Tubman Institute that revealed a high interest in computing careers amoung youth in this area. Yet young racialized newcomers face many entry barriers including lack of digital literacy and self confidence.
International Visitors Leadership Program (2006)
North Preston Watershed Engagement and Action Project
Paul Black, International Visitors Leadership Program (2005) Robert Batherson, International Visitors Leadership Program (2001)
The youth of North Preston, an African Nova Scotian community, were engaged and educated about the importance of watershed health, how human activities have negatively impacted watersheds, and the actions that can restore them. The youth were trained in hands-on watershed monitoring and restoration techniques that they could apply in the field. The youth assessed water quality and perform restoration activities, including removing litter and natural debris impeding flow and fish passage, planting trees to prevent erosion, and providing canopy cover to provide shade and shelter for fish.
Parliamentary Internship Program (2004-2005)
Apartment 613: 613U Digital Media Toolkit and Training
Katrina Marsh - Parliamentary Internship Program (2004-2005) Karen Diepeveen Summerfield, Parliamentary Internship Program (2004-2005)
Apt613 is a not-for-profit whose blog is the go-to resource for cultural happenings in Ottawa, ON. It’s comprised of content written by over 75 volunteer contributors. To meet its mandate of facilitating community engagement, Apt613 developed ‘613U’, a series of online media resources for local cultural groups, businesses and citizen-journalists with the goal of improving their capacity to report on events. The project supports dissemination of the 613U Project across Ottawa’s arts and culture scene.
Fulbright Student (2001-2002)
Canada at 150: Lessons on Race, Racialization, and Racism
Sanjay Beesoon, Fulbright Scholar Yang Wang, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science (2014-2015)
Canada at 150: Lessons on Race, Racialization, and racism from the perspective of Canada's Immigrants and Aboriginal Peoples is a community project focused on creating a space for cultural, ethnic, and religious groups to speak about the impacts of race, racialization and racism in Alberta. The project aims to support links across educational divisions (e.g. highschool and university), and facilitate dialogues, workshops and activities among Somali, Arab, and aboriginal youth in Edmonton. In partnership with front-line workers,community organizations, and local school boards, participants will aim to break down barriers of (cultural) misunderstanding and inspire hop and leadership to combat racism in Canadian society and reclaim the promise of an inclusive society.
Stefanie Von Hlatky
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy (2015-2016)
Beyond Model UN: Increasing Understanding of International Relations
Josh Tupler - Fulbright Student (2016-2017) David Last, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Peace and War Studies (2015-2016)
The project brings political scientists and college students to youth interested in international affairs. The initiative involved a series of academic panels and mentorship workshops for 120 high school students that will facilitate discussion of international affairs and opportunities for international exchange. Our goal is to help develop cadres of youth leaders excited about solving international challenges and help provide them the analytic skills and increased awareness of opportunities to pursue their passion.