Canada

Alex Bogach

Alexander Bogach

J.D., Queen's University Faculty of Law

Canada | Harvard Law School, LL.M.

Alex is a lawyer with a primary focus on public and administrative law. His studies will revolve around the relationship between the executive and the judiciary, the tension (or lack thereof) between the democratic principle and the rule of law, and the pursuit of efficient, effective and fair regulatory policy and practice. Canada has a very unique administrative law trajectory and he hopes that this can be enriched through a comparative analysis with the American approach.

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Josh Feldman

B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Mathematics, Dalhousie University
Canada |  John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Master of Science in Data Science

Josh wants to use machine learning to inform policy aimed at reducing health inequalities. As a data scientist in both clinical and public health settings, he has worked on projects including analyzing electronic medical records to measure the socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening and processing news articles to identify epidemics around the world. He is very excited to attend Harvard’s Master of Data Science program, where he intends to further study the connections between data analysis and the social determinants of health, while wrestling with the ethical and legal challenges of using algorithms to create public policy.

Aaron Gluck-Thayer

Aaron Gluck-Thaler

M.Sc in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Oxford
M.Sc in Social Science of the Internet, University of Oxford
B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, McGill University

Canada | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in History of Science

Aaron Gluck-Thaler is a PhD Candidate in the Department of the History of Science and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He studies the historical, cultural, and political dimensions of national security practices, with a focus on techniques used for surveillance and cybersecurity. Aaron’s doctoral research examines how pattern recognition technologies illuminate enduring questions of how power, scientific knowledge, and the self are cultivated. Aaron holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, a MSc in the Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute, and a MSc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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Jonathan Guillotte-Blouin

B.Sc. (Honours) in Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Canada |  John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied ScienceM.E. in Computational Science and Engineering 

Jonathan is captivated by technology and software, and has translated this passion notably through internships at Mozilla (Firefox) and at Google. He is joining a program at the intersection of applied mathematics and computer science, with some flexibility to follow specific paths of interests. He is particularly intrigued by subjects including distributed systems and robotics, and would like to participate in the "Self-Organizing Systems Research Group" (SSR), which aims at harnessing collective intelligence from a swarm of simple robots, based on behavioral patterns found throughout biological systems.

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

Canada | Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science

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. 

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Siobhan Lazenby

B.A.&Sc. in International Development and Environmental Health, McGill University

Canada | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH

Throughout her nascent career, Chevy has worked with private, public, academic and non-profit institutions in eleven countries across sub-Saharan Africa to implement innovations in: reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; nutrition; malaria surveillance; and, gender-based violence. These projects have tugged Chevy towards the nexus of global health equity, data science and social entrepreneurship. She will be exploring the space where these fields meet throughout her MPH and hopes to leverage her learnings to effect change on a larger scale, both internationally and within low-resource settings in Canada. Chevy believes that interdisciplinary teams will shape tomorrow’s health landscape and, eventually, she would love to be a leader in that process.

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Benoit Maranda

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Carleton University

Canada | Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture I AP

 

Benoit intends to focus his efforts while at the GSD on alternative and emerging models of architecture & place-making in urban environments. His particular interest in architecture lies in finding solutions to the affordability crisis that plagues the majority of cities in the west; where skyrocketing real-estate prices create ultra-affluent microcosms, and relegate the middle classes to suburbs devoid of any urban identity or connectivity to transit. Benoit believes that new architectural forms and models can re-introduce affordability to dense city centres.

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Hasan Sheik

B.Sc. (Hon.) in Developmental Biology, University of Toronto in Developmental Biology
Medical Degree, Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine
Postgraduate Medical Degree in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, St Michael’s Hospital

Postgraduate Medical Degree in a Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) at the University of Ottawa

Canada | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Administration

Hasan is an emergency and addictions physician in Canada, and has previously worked on issues of health equity including access to dental care, refugee health, the opiate crisis, and the impact of precarious work on health. He is pursuing a Master of Public Administration in order to build on his clinical experience and better understand how public policy affects the health of vulnerable populations. He hopes to focus on policy solutions to address the social determinants of health.... Read more about Hasan Sheik

Lina Verchery

Lina Verchery

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

Canada | 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)

Lina studies contemporary Chinese Buddhist monastic life in China and the worldwide Chinese diaspora, with a focus on issues of moral agency, everyday life, and Buddhist conceptions of the possibilities and limitations of the "human". She is also a documentary filmmaker, and has made several documentaries about religion as well as experimental and ethnographic works.

Brandon Woo

Brandon Woo

B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology, University of British Columbia

Canada | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Psychology

 

Through Brandon’s research, he aims to learn more about social issues in current events. Specifically, Brandon studies how people cooperate, come to care for others, and form moral evaluations. Brandon’s ultimate goal is to become a professor. In graduate school, he hopes to grow as a scientist so that he’ll be better able to contribute to the study of sociomoral cognition.

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