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Vivian Tam

Vivian is a third year student studying in the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University. After eye-opening service learning trips to the Dominican Republic and Peru, she is currently doing research with an NGO, the 53rd Week, to determine whether voluntourism is a best-practice concept. Since learning is her first love, she is as […]
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Karina Fortier

Karina has been translating for The Undercurrent since May 2013.  She completed her BA from McGill University in 2013, majoring in Political Science with minors in International Developoment Studies and Middle Eastern Languages. She is now taking a nine-month trip to South America and the Middle East, throughout which she is up-keeping a journalistic blog: www.collectingallcultures.blogspot.com Karina travaille en [&
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Ganeya Gajaram

  Ganeya is a 4th year student at the University of Toronto pursuing an Honours Bachelors of Science in International Development with a special interest in Gender, Health, Governance, and Environmental Sciences. She is currently working as a Researcher for VSO Indonesia. She is a passionate individual who is quite outspoken about the causes she […]
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Faye Williams

Faye is currently working on strategic partnerships for Grand Challenges Canada, while completing her final year of an undergraduate degree in International Development and Globalization at the University of Ottawa. Her previous experience includes a co-op placement with the Canadian International Development Agency, and an internship with Seva Mandir in Udaipur, India. She also teaches […]
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Chelsea Gray

Chelsea is a 4th year student at the University of Waterloo, working towards a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in the Honours International Development program, with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies and a diploma in Environmental Assessment. She is currently in Nepal for 8 months to work with Fair Trade Group Nepal as an […]
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Leah Bjornson

  Leah has been editing for the Undercurrent since early 2013, when she also became involved with The Peak: Simon Fraser University’s Student Newspaper. Currently, she writes and edits for The Peak as the Associate News Editor. Leah is studying International Studies and Political Science at SFU, and has supplemented her degree with extensive French […]
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Joshua Patlik

Josh graduated from the University of Toronto Scarborough’s B.A. (Honours) program in International Development Studies and major program in Political Science. He is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a former Associate Editor and Managing Editor with The Undercurrent. Field experience includes stints in Vietnam and Kenya.
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Gaëlle Perrin

Gaëlle is a fourth year student at McGill University, studying International Development with a double minor in Economics and Environment. Originally from France, she loves traveling, learning about other cultures and ways of perceiving our environment. She is also passionate about sharing her own culture and language, and partly achieves that by teaching French to […]
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Jocelyn Wolfe

  Jocelyn recently graduated from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) with a B.A. Honours, with a specialization in International Relations. Jocelyn thoroughly enjoyed her undergraduate degree at UWO and looks forward to continuing her education both inside and outside of the classroom. Jocelyn’s academic interests include everything from politics and religion to climate change […]
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Sophie Roher

Sophie Roher   Sophie Roher is a fourth year student in the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University. She completed the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax and pursued her love of French at universities in both Lyon, France and Trois Rivières, Quebec. Sophie is co-chair of World University […]
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