Student ProfilesMASTEROF PUBLIC2018/2019POLICYCanada’s Leading Policy School

Master of Public PolicyClass of 2019The goal of the Master of Public Policyprogram is to train policy professionalswho will find leadership positions acrossgovernment, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Alyssa AndersonHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BSc (with Distinction), Plant Biology, University of Calgary Certificate in Environmental Management, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Administrative Assistant, Pinnacle Tree Care, 2010-2012 and 2016-2018 Policy Research Volunteer, Alberta Wilderness Association, 2017-PresentDirection of Capstone:Policy options to accelerate Canada’s shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy.Temitope AsaHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BBA, Specialization in Human Resource Management, Minor inInformation Systems, Trent UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Financial Services Representative, TD., Nov 2014 – July 2017Direction of CapstoneA critical analysis of the impact of strategic management practice onpublic sector spending.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles1

Tanzeel BhaidaniHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BSc, Kinesiology (Honours), University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: President; Prairies Ismaili Students’ Association, University of Calgary,2017-2018 Student Researcher; Alberta Health Services Seniors Health SCNStudentship, 2017 Tutor; JEI Learning Centre Inc., Calgary Tutoring Centre, and privatetutor, 2014-CurrentDirection of Capstone:The introduction of health policies encouraging healthy aging in seniors,using exercise technology. An analysis of the misuse and exploitation ofcertain health policies in Alberta.Stacey BlackHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BN (with Distinction), University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Registered Nurse, Alberta Health Services, Labour and Delivery,Rockyview General Hospital, November 2014 - Present Areas and location of Nursing: Queensland Health – Emergency;Affinity Nursing Agency (AUS) - Emergency; Alberta Health Services –Trauma/Surgical; Alberta Health Services – Influenza Research Assistant – Foothills Medical CentreDirection of CapstoneHow could artificial intelligence influence healthcare delivery and how canpublic policy be prepared?2The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Anna BogatyrevHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, International Relations, Minor in French Language and Culture,University of Calgary BA, Spanish, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Student Advisor and Student Support Coordinator, Schulich Schoolof Engineering, University of Calgary, 2016 – Present Immigration Legal/Administrative Assistant, Athabasca Immigration,2013 – PresentDirection of Capstone:Investigate the feasibility of including social (human) service recipientsand front-line staff in the policy-making process to ensure adequacy ofservices and ease of access, focusing on low income families, peoplewith disabilities and newcomers to Alberta.Mitchell BoyneHometown:Sherwood Park, ABEducational Background: BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of AlbertaWork/Volunteer Experience: Reservoir Engineer-in-Training, ConocoPhillips Canada, 2015-2017Direction of CapstoneExamining the competitiveness of Alberta’s energy sector in a globalmarket.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles3

Jared BrownHometown:Oro Station, ONEducational Background: BA, International Relations, Minor in Management and Society,University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: University of Calgary Varsity Track and Field Team, 2014-2018 Dino Youth track coach, 2016-2018Direction of Capstone:An examination of possible countermeasures to protect Canada againstmethods of hybrid warfare, including foreign electoral intervention, fakenews, and terrorism.Phil BrownseyHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Policy Studies, Mount Royal UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Brookfield Residential, Intern, Sustainability, March 2018 – August 2018 Janet Brown Opinion Research, Summer Student, May 2017 - August 2017 MRU Economics, Research Assistant, January 2017 – April 2017 Calgary Counselling Centre, Policy Intern, May 2016 – December 2016Direction of CapstoneSocial systems and supply chains. Blockchain in healthcare, oil and gas,utilities in Canada and the risk/rewards of different approaches.4The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Frano CavarHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: B.PAPM (Honors), with specialization in Strategic Public Opinionand Policy Analysis, Carleton UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Communications and Policy Liaison to Councillor Jeff Davison,Ward 6 – the City of Calgary Junior Policy Advisor, Indigenous and Northern A airs Canada , 2017 Chief Electoral Office, Carleton University, 2017Direction of CapstoneBest policies and practices for Cities that pursue Municipal Charters.Janay ChamberlainHometown:Calgary, AlbertaEducational Background: BSc, Health Sciences and Health Psychology, Massachusetts Collegeof Pharmacy and Health SciencesWork/Volunteer Experience: Research Assistant, Department of Bioethics, MassachusettsCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Implications of autismdiagnosis for individuals in the legal system Student Volunteer, The Dana Farber Cancer Centre, Brigham andWomen’s Hospital, New England Baptist HospitalDirection of CapstoneEvaluating and improving the accessibility of mental health resourcesfor Albertans.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles5

Mirella ChiappeHometown:New York City, NYEducational Background: BA, Geography, McGill University MPlan, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Academic Advisor and Support Coordinator, Schulich School ofEngineering, 2014-2018 GRC Rep, Graduate Student Association, University of Calgary, 20162017 Vice President, Environmental Design Students’ Association, Universityof Calgary, 2017-2018Direction of CapstoneNatural resource management (specifically water) and international trade.Jacky ChowHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: MSc, Physical Therapy, University of Alberta BSc, Software Engineering, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Physical Therapist, Foothills Medical Center, 2008-current Assistant Manager of Allied Health, Foothills Medical Center, 2011 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Universityof Alberta, 2011-currentDirection of CapstoneFinancial sustainability of the Canadian healthcare system.6The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Michelyn DionHometown:Kingston, ONEducational Background: BSocSc (Honours), International Development and Globalization,Minor in History, University of OttawaWork/Volunteer Experience: Strategic Engagement Specialist, Alberta Association of ImmigrantServing Agencies, 2016-2017 Sustainability Coordinator and returning Consultant, ShawConference Centre, 2015-2017 Community Partnership Coordinator, Cerebral Palsy Association inAlberta, 2014-2015Direction of CapstoneExploring possibilities for extended government involvement incorporate social responsibility.James DunphyHometown:Granby, QuébecEducational Background: BBA, University of New Brunswick MBA, University of Calgary LLB, University of Calgary LLM, Osgoode Hall, York University CPA, (Previously CGA) (Fellow and Life Member)Work/Volunteer Experience: CRA Auditor, Audit Supervisor and Audit Manager St. John’s NL,Saint John NB and Calgary AB, 1977-1989 Corporate and Tax Lawyer, 1992-Current. Currently Tax Counsel atWarren Benson Amantea LLPDirection of Capstone:Health care investment in the pharma sector by the Canada PensionPlan Investment Board, as a way to mitigate health care costs in a singlepayer system.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles7

Brandie FeeneyHometown:Hamilton, ONEducational Background: BSc, Nursing, Western UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Western University, 2017-2018 Indigenous Engagement Committee, Western University 2017-2018 Pediatric Global Health Nursing Care, Rwanda, 2017Direction of Capstone:Measuring the factors that influence Canada’s healthcare wait times and howdiffering foreign methods minimize these influences to improve populationhealth outcomes.Blake GallacherHometown:Oakville, OntarioEducational Background: BA (Honours), Political Science, University of GuelphWork/Volunteer Experience: Banking Advisor, Royal Bank of Canada, 2015-2018 Mutual Fund Representative, Royal Mutual Fund Inc, 2015-2018 Classroom Volunteer, JA Canada, 2017Direction of CapstoneUnderstanding Financial literacy in Canada and the impact of financialliteracy education.8The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Victor GallardoHometown:Calgary, AB and Mexico City, MexicoEducational Background: MA, Economics, University of Alberta BComm, ITAM, MexicoWork/Volunteer Experience: FTR & Energy Congestion Trader – MISO SPP PJM, TransAlta, May 2016 – Current Financial Analyst – Liquid Pipelines, TransCanada Pipelines, Dec 2012 – Dec 2015 Power Market Analyst – Northeast U.S. Power Markets, CapitalPower, July 2010 – Nov 2012 Real-Time Energy Trader – Northeast U.S. Power Markets, TwinCities Power, April 2009 – May 2010Direction of Capstone:The regulated rate option and the efficiency of electricity consumptionin Alberta.Nicholas GodwinHometown:Toronto, ONEducational Background: BSc (Honours), Earth System Science, Queen’s UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Environmental Advisor, TransCanada, 2014 – Current Environmental Technician, LandSolutions LP, 2011 – 2014 Emergency Responder (Volunteer), Canadian Red Cross, 2017 – Current President (Volunteer), Queen’s University Alumni Calgary Branch,2016 – 2018Direction of Capstone:An examination of the need for a national energy strategy that ensuresthe export competitiveness of Canada’s energy industry.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles9

Ryan GreenHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BSc, Specialization in Environmental Earth Sciences (with Distinction)Work/Volunteer Experience: Environmental Scientist at Ecoventure Inc., 2014-2017 Intermediate Project Manager at Terralogix Solutions Inc., 2017-2018Direction of CapstoneEffects of the “Redwater Decision” on how the AER manages liabilitywithin the oil and gas industry.Eshleen Kaur GrewalHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BSc, Exercise and Health Physiology, Minor in Health and Society,University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Volunteer, Peter Lougheed Centre, Alberta Health Services,2007-Present Patient and Family Advisor, Patient and Family Engagement, AlbertaHealth Services, 2016-PresentDirection of Capstone:Examining how the health and social policies that inform harm reductionstrategies impact vulnerable populations.10The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Margo HamiltonHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Sociology, Mount Royal UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Swim Instructor/ Lifeguard/ Junior Lifeguard Club Head Coach/Glenmore Reservoir Rescue Boat Operator, City of CalgaryRecreation, Calgary, AB, September 2012- Present. Volunteer, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Calgary, AB,September 2014- Present. Volunteer, Volunteer Eco Students Abroad, Naduri Village, Fiji, JulyDirection of CapstoneAn evaluation of the social programs implemented by the City ofCalgary targeting the issue of homelessness within the city over thepast decade.Shamus HardieHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA (Honours), Applied Energy Economics, Minor in History (Militaryand Strategic Studies), University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Economist – Energy Forecasting, Alberta Energy Regulator, 2014 –Present Analyst – Market Intelligence & Regulatory Affairs, EnergyResources Conservation Board, 2013 – 2014 PASS Leader – Use of Statistics in Economics, University of Calgary,2012 – 2014Direction of Capstone:Investigation of the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 sulfurstandards on Alberta’s future upstream development, responses in the NorthAmerican refining sector, and pricing implications to provincial budgets.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles11

Sarah HertzHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: MPHIL Renaissance Literature, University of Cambridge BA English Honours, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, and Boat Patrol Operator, City of Calgary,2009-2013 and 2015-2018 Marketing Administrator, University of Calgary Press, 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Calgary, 2011-2013 Environmental Advocate, Cape Farewell Youth Expedition, BritishCouncil Canada, 2008Direction of Capstone:The relationship between privacy and private property: are our images,reputations, or personal information a form of currency for exchange?Taylor HidesHometown:Chestermere, ABEducational Background: BA (with Distinction), Economics and International Relations, Universityof Calgary International exchange, Political Science, Sciences Po LilleWork/Volunteer Experience: Junior Land Analyst, Cardinal Energy Ltd., February 2014 – PresentDirection of CapstoneThe ramifications to the Canadian economy due to the lack of export capacity ofCanadian oil and gas to world markets, other than to theUnited States.12The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Tegan HillHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Economics, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Intermediate Underwriter, Commercial Lines, Intact Insurance,Calgary AB, 2017-2018 Development Program, Commercial Lines Underwriter, IntactInsurance, Calgary AB, 2015-2017 Student Representative, University of Calgary, Calgary AB, 20122014Direction of Capstone:An analysis of the long-term effects of provincial deficit spending onthe Albertan economy in relation to limiting stability and capacity foreffective economic recovery.Lee HofmeisterHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: Majors in International Development and Political Science,Dalhousie UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Invited attendee of Atlantic Institute of Market Studies Debates,Feb - current 2018 Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Enviro-team member,May – August 2016 & 2017 Student Works Painting, Painter, May – August 2015 Heritage Reforest Inc., Tree Planter, May – August 2014 Al Jude for Scientific Care Foundation, Amman, Jordan (Volunteer),June – August 2013 Aware Centre, Kuwait City, Kuwait (Volunteer), Sept 2012 – May 2013Direction of CapstoneCanadian Foreign Policy and Conflict resolution in the Middle East.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles13

April KargardHometown:Bassano, ABEducational Background: BBA, Supply Chain Management, SAITWork/Volunteer Experience: Consultant - Strategy & Operations, Deloitte, 2018 Student Support Centre Coordinator, SAITSA, 2017 Airfield Operations Specialist, Calgary Airport Authority, 2016/2017 President, Fuse Collective, 2017Direction of Capstone:An analysis of the long-term social, environmental, and economic benefitsand consequences of resource development in both rural and Indigenouscommunities.Rabia LadhaHometown:Edmonton, ABEducational Background: BSc, Chemical Engineering, University of AlbertaWork/Volunteer Experience: Strategy & Operations Chair and Partnerships Chair, The City ofEdmonton’s NextGen, 2015 – 2018 Local Partnerships Lead, xChange 2017 Conference, Engineers WithoutBorders Canada, 2016 - 2017 Distribution Design Engineering Co-op, ATCO Gas, 2015 President and Vice President External, Chemical Engineering Students’Society, 2014 - 2016 Project Engineering Student, Enbridge Pipelines, 2014 Air Specialist, Environment & Sustainable Resource Development,Government of Alberta, 2013Direction of CapstoneImpact on energy policy development and climate action in Alberta inresponse to the global Paris Agreement made at COP21 with the newpolitical dynamics in the USA and other Canadian provinces.14The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Thomas LangeHometown:Regina, SKEducational Background: BSc, Microbiology and Political Science, University of BritishColumbia Okanagan EMR, Emergency Medical Responder, Justice Institute of BritishColumbiaWork/Volunteer Experience: Administrator – Safety Audits & Certifications, Energy Safety Canada, 2018 Teaching Assistant – Cellular Biology, University of British ColumbiaOkanagan, 2018 Health Research Assistant, UBCO Health & Wellness, 2017-2018 Volunteer – Health Promotion & Community Research, CanadianCancer Society, 2015-2018Direction of CapstoneAn analysis of incentive-based models for workplace injury reductionand disease prevention through OH&S compliance.Michael LaszloHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Policy studies, Minor in Economics, Mount Royal UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Canada Border Services Agency – Senior officer of trade compliance,January 2017 – presentDirection of CapstoneAn examination of alternative energy sources in the Canadian context.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles15

John LathropHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Political Science, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Crude Oil Scheduler, Enbridge Pipelines. 2013-Present Volunteer, Calgary Public Library Homebound Readers ProgramDirection of CapstoneResearch focus on the ongoing pipeline debate in Canada.Ai-Men LauHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BSW (with Distinction), University of Calgary BA, Psychology, Minor in Sociology, University of AlbertaWork/Volunteer Experience: Employment Coordinator, Meticulon Consulting Incorporated, May2018 - Current National Data Manager, Meticulon Consulting Incorporated, April2018 – Current Research Assistant, University of Calgary, October 2017 – January 2018 Court Support Volunteer/Child Advocate, Zebra Centre, January 2016 –June 2017 Group Leader, Between Friends’ Camp Bonaventure, June 2013 –August 2013Direction of CapstoneA policy review of the Excessive Demand Provisions in Canada’s Refugee andImmigration Protection Act and the impact for people with disabilities withinCanada and globally.16The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Jennifer LingHometown:Charlottetown, PEEducational Background: BScN (with Distinction), Dalhousie UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: RN, Alberta Health Services, Sheldon Chumir Urgent Care, 2017Present RN, North Zone Locum Program, Alberta Health Services,2017-Present RN, Saskatoon Health Region, St. Paul’s Emergency, 2013-2017 RN, Muskoka Algonquin Health Care, Huntsville, Ontario, 2012 RN, Alberta Health Services, Grande Cache Community HealthComplex, 2011-2012Direction of Capstone:An evaluation of the current nursing shortage in Alberta and Canada,the policies and practices that contribute and effective strategies toreverse the trend.Christian LoudenHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Philosophy, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: University of Calgary Students’ Union: Academic Commissioner,2009-2010 and Research Assistant, 2010-2011 University of Calgary: Administrative Assistant, 2011-2012; Co-operativeEducation and Academic Program Assistant, 2012-2013; and ProgramAdvisor, Academic Review Specialist, 2013-2018Direction of CapstonePoverty, mental health, and the criminal justice system, particularly the extentto which poverty and mental illness are de facto criminalized behaviour.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles17

Marissa MakinHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Communications and Culture, University of Calgary International exchange, Political Science, Sciences Po LilleWork/Volunteer Experience: Business Coordinator, Womenswear and Menswear, Holt RenfrewCalgary (2016 - Present) Set Coordinator, SSENSE, Montreal 2015 Marketing and creative intern, SSENSE, Montreal 2012 Assistant to the editor-in-chief internship, Novembre Magazine, Paris 2014 Creative assistant, Frilly Lilly Beauty Boutiques, Calgary, 2012-2014Direction of Capstone:International trade and the negotiation of trade deals.Dercia MaterulaHometown:Maputo, MozambiqueEducational Background: BA, Communication Sciences, Polytechnic University of MozambiqueWork/Volunteer Experience: Co-founder and Executive director, Associação H2N, March 2018 Health, gender and media specialist, IREX, June 2016 to February 2018 Gender/Gender Based Violence and Media Program Coordinator, IREX,February 2015 to May 2016 Journalism education program assistant and external relations officer,IREX, July 2014 to January 2015Direction of Capstone:An assessment of the effectiveness and sustainability of Canada’s foreign aidpolicy in Mozambique, Malawi and Swaziland.18The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Jordan NeffHometown:Langley, BCEducational Background: BA (Honours), Economics, University of Calgary BHSc, Health Science, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Compliance Analyst – Alberta Electric System Operator, 2014 – PresentDirection of Capstone:Study how the implementation of new transmission connection tie linesbetween Alberta and its neighbouring jurisdictions would impact theeconomic and social objectives of the Alberta government.Isatou NjaiHometown:Banjul, The GambiaEducational Background: BA, Honors, Information Studies with English Language, Universityof GhanaWork/Volunteer Experience: Communications and Partnerships Officer, World Food Programme,Gambia, 2017-Present Communications Assistant, World Food Programme, 2012-2016, Gambia Senior Communications Coordinator, Africell Gambia limited,2011–2012, Gambia Administrative Assistant – Health advocacy, BAFROW Medical Centre,Banjul, 2005-2007Direction of Capstone:Can fiscal space for social protection reduce poverty and inequality by2030 in The Gambia.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles19

Halie OsmarHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Policy Studies, Mount Royal UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. — Canadian Regulatory Compliance TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. — Canadian Regulatory Compliance Ministry of Justice — Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Victoria, BC Ministry of Finance — Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Victoria, BC Big Brothers and Big Sisters Youth Coordinator VolunteerDirection of CapstoneHow poverty is linked to other social problems such as violence towardswomen and racism.Rejimol PerikaHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BHSc (Honours), Biomedical Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine,University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Undergraduate Researcher, Developmental Neurosciences, Universityof Calgary, 2017-2018 Funding Request Committee Board Member, Cerebral Palsy Associationof Alberta, 2016-Present Emergency Information Volunteer, Rockyview General Hospital, 20142018Direction of Capstone:Evaluating the current Canadian policy framework regarding involvementof vulnerable persons in physician-assisted dying.20The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Isabelle PuppaHometown:Tampa, FL, U.S.Educational Background: BSBA (Honours), Finance, University of FloridaWork/Volunteer Experience: Marketing Specialist, TEAM Enterprises, 2018 Program Analyst, University of Florida Career and LeadershipPrograms, 2015–2016 Research Scholar, University Scholars Program, Levin College ofLaw, 2016 Assistant Student Body Treasurer, University of Florida, 2015–2016Direction of CapstoneComparative analysis of GDP spending in the United States versusCanada and the resulting economic impact of private sector versuspublic sector job creation.Jagdev ShahiHometown:Calgary, AB and Ladysmith, BCEducational Background: BSc, Environmental Planning, University of Northern BritishColumbia BSc, Natural Resources Management, University of Northern BritishColumbia Diploma, Forest Resources Technology, Vancouver Island UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Senior Project Manager, Strategy & Regulatory Division, AlbertaEnergy Regulator, 2015 - present Senior Land Use Planner, Operations Division, Alberta EnergyRegulator, 2013 - 2015 Associate Environmental Planner, Government Sector, DillonConsulting Limited, 2008 - 2013 Land Use/Policy Planner, Strategic Planning & Policy Division,Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, 2004 - 2008Direction of CapstoneA comparative analysis of national and transnational environmental policy andstrategies for effective implementation.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles21

Hadi SlymanHometown:Adelaide, AustraliaEducational Background: BSc (Honours), Geology, University of AdelaideWork/Volunteer Experience: Geomodeler, Murphy Oil Corp., 2013-2016 Senior Geologist, Penn West Exploration, 2011-2013 Geologist, Fekete Associates, 2008-2011 Geoscientist, Schlumberger, 2003-2007Direction of Capstone:International Relations.Patrick SmithHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BCOMM, Finance, Dalhousie UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Senior Analyst, North American Crude Oil Markets, IHS Markit, 2016 – 2018 Analyst, Market Fundamentals and Hedging, Cenovus, 2017Direction of CapstoneAn evaluation of the impact Canadian climate change policy has on thefinancial health of Canadian oil sands companies.22The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Pavanpreet Singh SodhanHometown:Surrey, BCEducational Background: BA, History, Simon Fraser UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Canvasser and Strategist, Ravi Kahlon, Delta North MLA, 2016- 2018 Canvasser, Harjit Sajjan, Liberal Candidate for Vancouver South MP, 2015 Data Analyst, External Relations Department, Metro Vancouver, 2014-2015Direction of Capstone:An analysis of how multiculturalism in Canada affects Energy and SocialPolicy and the interconnections between the two.Brianna SolbergHometown:Winnipeg, MBEducational Background: BA (Honours), Development Studies, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Program Coordinator, Autism and Asperger’s Friendship Society(AAFS), Calgary AB. Volunteer Tutor, Calgary Reads, Wee Read Program, Calgary AB Stepping Out Program, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Practicum Student Intern, Cerebral Palsy (CP) Kids Adapted BikeProgram, Calgary, ABDirection of CapstoneHow can the National Disability Act of Canada be improved to ensurethe full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of CanadianSociety?The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles23

Brooklyn SuttonHometown:Strathmore, ABEducational Background: BA (Honours), Economics with First Class Honours, University of AlbertaWork/Volunteer Experience: Research Officer, Government of Alberta, Ministry of EconomicDevelopment and Trade, Access to Capital Branch, Summer 2018 Introductory Undergraduate Economics Tutor, Department ofEconomics, University of Alberta, 2017-2018 Director of Operations, University of Alberta Economics Students’Association, 2017-2018 Continuing Professional Education Committee for Alberta Women’sGymnastics Judges, 2017-presentDirection of Capstone:Barriers to female participation in sport and its relationship to the gendergap in STEM occupations in Canada.Marcus ThrendyleHometown:Cambridge, ONEducational Background: BSc, Biology, Queen’s University JD Candidate 2020, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: Research Assistant, Queen’s University Biological Station, 2013 – 2015 Education and Outreach Coordinator, Experimental Lakes Area, 2016 Student Caseworker, Student Legal Assistance, 2018Direction of Capstone:Development of renewable energy resources as a source of job creationand economic development for rural and remote communities.24The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles

Tony TranHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA, Economics, University of Calgary BA, Sociology, University of Calgary, concentration in Gender, Familyand WorkWork/Volunteer Experience: Volunteer, Calgary Dream Centre, 2017-2018 Volunteer, Calgary Drop-In Centre, 2015-Present Volunteer, Kids Cancer Care, 2016-Present Volunteer, Step Forward, 2014-2018Direction of CapstoneExamination of provincial adoption and execution of social programswith regards to successes found amongst neighbouring provinces andterritories in policy drafting and creation.Devin TuttleHometown:Edmonton, ABEducational Background: BA (Honours), Political Science, MacEwan UniversityWork/Volunteer Experience: Club Liaison, MacEwan Model United Nations Club, 2016-2018Direction of Capstone:A quantitative analysis of occupational susceptibility to ArtificialIntelligence and long term policies to mitigate economic disruption.The School of Public PolicyMaster of Public Policy 2018/2019 - Student Profiles25

J.C. VitoHometown:Calgary, ABEducational Background: BA (Honours), Economics, University of Calgary MA, Economics, University of CalgaryWork/Volunteer Experience: TransCanada, February 2006 – February 2018: Manager – Research& Analysis, Energy East Project; Financial Analyst – Rates & Services,Canadian Ma

of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2016 - Present Immigration Legal/Administrative Assistant, Athabasca Immigration, 2013 - Present Direction of Capstone: Investigate the feasibility of including social (human) service recipients and front-line staff in the policy-making process to ensure adequacy of