The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Tell us a bit about your career since leaving ODID
After leaving ODID, I joined Deloitte Canada's Future of Canada Centre, the firm's internal think tank and public policy hub. In this role, I advised senior executives on key policy and geopolitical issues and created thought leadership that focused on helping propel Canada into a new age of growth and competitiveness.
And your current position?
I am currently working as a Policy Analyst with the Government of Canada as part of the Advanced Policy Analyst Program (APAP), a recruitment program for young professionals. Through this program, I am completing placements across the three central agencies of the federal government (Privy Council Office, Treasury Board Secretariat, Department of Finance) and Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Why did you choose your course?
I chose GGD because I wanted to study global governance and diplomacy from a holistic perspective, rather than focusing on one specific issue. I was also drawn to ODID's excellent academic reputation and the fact that it's a small, tight-knit community.
What did you particularly value about the course?
The people involved in GGD were the most invaluable part of my course. I am so fortunate to have met and studied alongside the smart and passionate people who pursued the MSc in GGD. I learned so much through our conversations and feel very lucky to have met some of my closest friends through the course.
And what did you particularly value about ODID?
I very much valued the community that ODID fostered. Whenever I went into QEH I knew I would run into a friendly face, whether it was a peer or a member of the faculty, and have an interesting conversation and learn something new. The events organized by ODID, both academic and social, were a great way to learn and meet new people, which was particularly welcome given that I was an international student.
I chose GGD because I wanted to study global governance and diplomacy from a holistic perspective, rather than focusing on one specific issue.