Graduate Student Profiles

ANGELA ASUNCION
University of Guelph
Angela is a first-year MSc Rural Planning and Development in International Development student at the University of Guelph. Her research interests are focused on environmental governance and conservation at both local and international levels. Furthermore, her research directly aligns with strengthening socio-ecological systems and policies in underrepresented communities.
BRADY REID
University of Guelph

Brady is a first year PhD in Rural Studies student at the University of Guelph. His research interests intersect between environmental stewardship, community development, and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in decision-making processes. As a settler scholar with mixed English/Mi’kmaw ancestry, Brady explores the roles and responsibilities of researchers engaging in community-based participatory research including self-reflection and critical thinking throughout the research process.
ERIKA RANKE-FARRO
Université de Montréal

Erika is a BA in International Studies student at the Université de Montréal specializing in international cooperation and development. Her research interests are North-South relations, foreign aid policies, and the role of international organizations in development and inequalities. Erika is currently working on a documentary about the impact of mining companies in local communities.
JULIE GUERNIER
Université de Montréal

Julie is a third-year BA in International Studies student at the Université de Montréal. Her research interests are focused on the politics of sustainability promoted by different Canadian mining companies in both local and international mining sites. As an intern in the GMLC project, Julie aims to expand her knowledge about Canadian mining activities and the challenges that come with these, particularly for local communities.
KELLYANE LEVAC
Université de Montréal

Kellyane is an MSc in Political Science at the Université de Montréal. Her research interests are on the role of women in Southeast Asian societies. She pursued a BA in International Development Studies at McGill University and carried out research in Indonesia about women in the workforce in Malang, East Java. Kellyane aims to investigate the impacts of mining companies on local communities through a gender perspective.
JOHN EDISON UBALDO
University of the Philippines

Edison is an MA Anthropology student at the College of Social Sciences and Philosophies, University of the Philippines – Diliman. As an undergraduate student, he was involved with various disaster management researches facilitated by CSOs in multiple areas within Luzon and Visayas. He has since pursued a career in research focusing on community development and local knowledge.