Canada

Laurence B-Violette

Laurence B-Violette

B.A. (Honours) in Linguistics, Concordia University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Linguistics

Canada

In her studies at Harvard, Laurence will focus on Historical Linguistics, that is the study of the linguistic components of archaic languages, such as their syntactic structure, their morphology and the interface phonology-syntax that patterns them. In her case, languages from the Indo-European family (e.g., Latin, Sanskrit, Ancient Greek, etc.) will be investigated and compared. After her studies, she hope to pursue such interests as a University teacher and researcher in Linguistics.

[Note: Photo credit to Concordia University]

Jamie Daw

Jamie Daw

M.Sc. in Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
B.H.Sc. in Health Science (Honours), McMaster University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Health Policy

Canada

Jamie's doctoral work will aim to produce rigorous empirical evidence on how health system organization and financing affects patient access, costs, and health outcomes. She is particularly interested in pharmaceutical policy and women's health issues. 

Benjamin M. Gillies

B.A. (Advanced with Honours) in Global Political Economy, University of Manitoba
Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy 

Canada

Having co-founded two companies, Benjamin is interested in the ways public policy can either encourage or inhibit private actors to generate positive externalities for the communities in which they operate. His research focuses on policy related to the urban form, specifically looking at transportation and the tools cities have to promote sustainable urban development. 

Malcolm Lavoie

Malcolm Lavoie

B.A.(Honours) in Economics, University of British Columbia
M.Sc.(Distinction) in Political Theory, London School of Economics
B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University

LL.M., Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science

Canada

Malcolm Lavoie is a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) candidate at Harvard Law School, where the focus of his research is on links between property law and the collective interests of minority cultural groups, including aboriginal societies. 

Mimi Yunqi Liu

Mimi Yunqi Liu

H.B.A. in Economics and Peace, Conflict and Justice, Trinity College, University of Toronto
M.B.A., Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Administration 

Canada 

At Harvard, Mimi will deepen her understanding of poverty, inequality, and exclusion at systems and policy levels. She will explore best practices for designing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling interventions that empower marginalized communities. She will also build her quantitative analysis, public and social sector leadership, and cross-sector collaboration skills. 

Lina Verchery

Lina Verchery

B.A. (Honours) in the Study of Religion, McGill University
M.Div. in Eastern Religions, Harvard Divinity School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. under the Committee for the Study of Religion (Religion and Film with a focus on Buddhist philosophy)

Canada

Lina’s interests lie in Buddhist philosophy, as well as in the practice of filmmaking in both ethnographic and artistic contexts. She hopes to have a career making films and teaching religion.

Paul Warchuk

Paul Warchuk

J.D., Queen's University
B.B.A. in Accountancy and Responsible Business, Schulich School of Business, York University

Harvard Law School

Canada

Paul is interested in public law and the relationship between the state and the individual. While at Harvard he hopes to explore administrative agency design and the judicial review of public decision-making.

Jonathan  Williams

Jonathan Williams

B.Soc. Sc. (Baccalauréat en sciences sociales, Développement international et mondialisation), University of Ottawa

 Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy

Canada

Jonathan will be complementing his MPP with a focus in Social Policy. He is broadly interested in policy interventions to reduce inequality of opportunity in the context of welfare states.