Career: Government & Policy

Joshua Bates

Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Directorate, Department of Justice at Government of Nova Scotia

Joshua Bates has learned the ropes at all three levels of government; first with Toronto city council after he completed his master’s degree, then in Ottawa where he worked with MPs and later an advocacy group for Canadian municipalities, and finally in...

Sarah Burns

Rhodes Scholar; Economist with Bank of Canada

Sarah Burns just doesn’t give up. As a lean and lanky twelve year old she failed the test to become a competitive figure skater eleven times before she finally nailed it. When she was looking for a job after graduating from...

Adam Scotti

Justin Trudeau’s Photographer

Adam Scotti can get as close to history in the making as his wide angle lens will let him. And the pictures he takes tell the story of a new Canadian Prime Minister. Adam is Justin Trudeau’s official photographer. His...

John MacLean

Lawyer, Nunavut Department of Justice

John MacLean is doing work he never knew he wanted to do, in a place he never knew he wanted to be. He loves both. John is a lawyer with the Legal and Constitutional Law Division of the Nunavut Department of Justice in Iqaluit,...

Anna Gainey

President of the Liberal Party of Canada and Co-Founder, Executive Director of the Gainey Foundation

Anna Gainey will tell you this: “I don’t think I ever woke up one day and thought - I want to be in politics.” But as President of the Liberal Party of Canada she is in the upper echelon of...

Lia Milito

Fellowship Program Manager, Code for Canada

"It was terrifying for a while,” says Lia Milito. Lia had just joined a small team to create the start-up non-profit Code for Canada. The idea was good; the potential for helping Canadians was great. But could they make it work? “There...

Arwen Kidd

Communicating with Communities specialist, UN Refugee Agency

When a humanitarian disaster happens, the people affected need more than just the physical necessities. They need information. Where can they find accommodation? How do they register with the police? When is it safe to return home? That’s where Arwen Kidd comes...

Marie-France Leblanc

CEO at Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Marie-France LeBlanc was still new to the world of public relations in 1995. She had worked as a journalist with the CBC right after graduating from King’s, but an opportunity to work with the media on behalf of the Prime Minister’s...

Robert Muggah

Co-Founder, Igarapé Institute

Robert Muggah moves about the red stage, engaging the audience, left, right and centre. He speaks with passion and determination.  Robert is giving a TED talk in Rio de Janiero on how to protect certain cities from failing. “We need to start...

Michael Da Silva

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law/Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

Ask Michael Da Silva what he does, and he will say, “I’m a teacher and a writer.” Ask him about what and you get a snapshot of a man who has embraced academia. “I am a lawyer by training,...

Emma Mew

Clinical Research Project Manager, The Hospital for Sick Children

“I wear two hats,” Emma Mew says.  She’s talking about her job as Clinical Research Project Manager at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. “When I wear my epidemiologist hat,” Emma continues, “I work with...

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