Leah Schmidt, M.A. Political Science/Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (2013)
I just accepted a position with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines as an Aboriginal Liaison with the roles and responsibilities of rebuilding the relationship between the Ontario government and northern First Nations communities. I was able to get this job because I applied the skills and technical knowledge I learned during my Master's, as well as additional experience I have gained over the years working with Aboriginal communities. I focused my MRP on the Missing and Murdered Women's Inquiry and Aboriginal rights in Canada, and this topic continues to be a passion of mine, and has actually driven my career path and career aspirations. During my Master's, I developed a passion for Aboriginal rights and I plan on utilizing this passion within my new role and hope to transform (while this may be a little lofty) the way we do business with First Nations communities in the government.
Theses and Major Research Papers Completed by Students in the
Collaborative Graduate Program in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction