Hunter is a third-year International Relations and Economics student interested in studying international institutions and other structured forms of cross-border cooperation. The relationship between these organizations and R2P is a topic of great interest to him, having become a research interest of his while in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program International Relations Stream. Serving CCR2P as a research analyst last year, Hunter is thrilled to join the Board of Directors and looks forward to continuing the university chapters project that he worked on as an intern this past summer. He also works with the North American Model United Nations as Director of General Assemblies.
Sergio is the current webmaster for the CCR2P website, having previously served as a youth outreach officer. He has had an interest in international relations for years and was glad to take part in CCR2P, especially since its goals of preventing atrocities and protecting populations from state failure resonated with his own background. He is currently enrolled as a student at the University of Toronto, hoping to become a specialist in International Relations, and volunteers for the Federal Government. Sergio will be uploading bios and photographs of CCR2P's members, including the ones you are seeing and reading right now.
Alex Gadoury is a third year student at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He is currently pursuing a major in Ethics, Society and Law- with two minors in Sociology and Political Science respectively. Alex’s involvement with CCR2P stems from a passion for international law, and the Ethical responsibilities surrounding nationhood. He finds R2P particularly relevant in recent years, where despite notable improvements there exist deep ideological rifts between UN member nations and the international community at large. In his role as associate director of recruitment, Alex looks forward promoting the CCR2P amongst peers- and further broadening the scope of an organization (and principle) that he finds deeply necessary for the world today.
Yazmeen Kanji is a second year student at the University of Toronto pursuing a double major in Equity Studies and Cinema Studies as well as a minor in African Studies. Yazmeen is currently the Vice President of the WE: Free The Children Chapter at the St George campus. She is a former Munk One student at the Munk School of Global Affairs and a previous Social Media intern for the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Yazmeen was a part of the winning team for the 2016 Munk One Case Competition by the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her team proposed a solution to prevent sex trafficking in Toronto and Yazmeen actively continues to conduct research on the matter. Yazmeen is also a professional videographer and an award winning youth filmmaker. She is currently creating socially conscious films in an effort to create awareness and to instigate foreseeable change.
Tate is in her fourth year at the University of Toronto pursuing a double major in Economics and International Relations with a minor in Political Science. After growing up living in 7 countries, on 4 continents, Tate is especially keen to explore international development. The intersections of the R2P principle and development are especially interesting, as development and personal safety go hand in hand. While taking the TRN250 course Tate was able to explore one of the shocking events that prompted the of principle R2P, the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide, engaging in a study about a country where she spent 4 years. Tate is involved in Model United Nations and is keen to engage in lively discussions regarding international events and politics. She hopes to gain more experience with the principle of R2P and involve a new generation in positive, impactful international relations through her position with the CCR2P.
Jana Kurrek is a first year student at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Her research is centralized around intersectionality-based policy analysis, focusing specifically on indigenous issues. She initiated an annual medical outreach program for young First Nations students and is currently involved in research for the Women’s College Hospital. Jana helped start Allies Canada Inc., an organization that addresses health inequities on a structural level. She hopes to pursue work in History and Politics.
Originally from Chicago, Will is currently pursuing a double major in Statistics and Peace, Conflict, and Justice studies at U of T. He is a student of the Munk One program, and hopes to explore innovative and quantitative methods in his social sciences research. Previously, he has been employed as a software engineer and web designer. Will is excited to better understand how statistical analysis intersects with CCR2P's advocacy of the Responsibility to Protect's principles. He is eager to contribute his technical skills to the team and learn from his colleagues
Joudy is a third year student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Ethics, Society and Law. Interested in the relationship between these two disciplines, she sees R2P as a vital principle for peaceful international relationships. After a summer internship with CCR2P, Joudy hopes to expand the center's engagement with the Middle East through the Arabic division of R2P Live as an Associate Director.
Jane is a third year student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Spanish, and a minor in Classics. She served as a senior design editor for the Attaché Journal of International Affairs and is actively involved with the G7 Research Group. Fluent in Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese, Jane currently works as an assistant editor/translator for Global Taiwan Journal, hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs, and has previously interned for R2PLive’s Spanish Division. Outside of academia, Jane works for Academic and Campus Events in the University of Toronto.