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Meet the panel

Rayenne Bouzitoun

Rayene holds a JD from the University of Montreal, along with a Licentiate in Law (LLL) and an Honours BSocSc in International Development and Globalisation from the University of Ottawa where she was a 2018 McCall McBain Loran Scholar. Rayene had the privilege to serve as an inaugural member of the Canadian Prime Minister's Youth Council. Additionally, she collaborated with youth in Northern Ethiopia to enhance the well-being and rights of women and children through the 'Born on Time' program, and recently worked as a program officer for the North African Policy Initiative in Tunisia, focusing on empowering and advocating for North African youth. Rayene is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where she delves deeper into her passion for policy development and analysis.

Kyra Carmichael

Kyra Carmichael is currently an economics PhD student at Northwestern University (Illinois), focusing on macroeconomics. After graduating from the University of Ottawa with an Honours BSocSci in Economics (with Minor in Mathematics) in 2021, she was a research assistant at the Bank of Canada for two years, where she worked on topics in financial stability. While a student at uOttawa, she was a research assistant at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, supporting work on First Nations policy issues. Her career path was influenced by her experience as a member of uOttawa's Bank of Canada Governor’s Challenge team, an experiential learning experience for economics students. During her undergraduate degree, she also participated in several of the research opportunities available to FSS students, including the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and directed research courses, which were excellent preparation to pursue graduate studies.

Prabhroop Chawla 

Prabhroop Chawla is from Vancouver, BC and graduated from uOttawa in 2020, where she completed her Honours BSocSci Bachelors in International Development & Globalization. During her time in Ottawa, she was the first South Asian Page at the Senate Page Program, and continued to work at the Senate in several capacities including as Legislative Analyst and Senators’ Office Staff. She also spent time as Junior Political and Public Affairs Officer in Vientiane at the Office of the Embassy of Canada in Laos. Prabhroop graduated from Masters’ Degrees at both Carleton University and most recently Harvard University and has a background focusing on foreign policy, diplomacy, and ethics. 

Timothy Gulliver

Tim is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with an Honours BSocSci in Political Science. He recently began his legal studies at McGill's Faculty of Law on a full scholarship as a 2023 McCall MacBain Scholar. At his time at uOttawa, Tim was involved in numerous campus organizations and served as student union president during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is passionate about working with others to find progressive solutions to contemporary challenges, such as the climate crisis and threats to democracy.

Clare Walker

Clare is a Master’s student in Anthropology at Concordia University.She finished her degree in Anthropology at uOttawa in 2023. Her SSHRC-funded research examines the archival and discursive traces of imperialism and Orientalism in contemporary understandings of wellness and beauty. In addition to her thesis, Clare works as a research assistant on two projects, studying fitness regimes in Mozambique and the temporality of loneliness among older adults in Montreal.

The event will be bilingual.

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Date and time
Feb 29, 2024
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Format and location
French, English
Undergraduate students
Organized by
Student experience, Faculty of Social Sciences