Author: communications

Current Communications Director: Victoria Fleming and Charmaine Lee

Victoria Fleming, Blog Writer As the South Sudanese War continues, a resolution through diplomatic peace talks mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) seems impossible. After fourteen months of destruction and terror, the deaths of tens of thousand South Sudanese civilians, and over two million displaced persons, the credibility of the peace talks between… Read More


Talha Sadiq, Blog Writer The Indigenous Uighur ethnic Muslim minority in China’s western Xinjiang region has been in constant dispute with the Central Chinese authorities since 1949. Authorities have curtailed the Uighurs’ religious, economic and cultural activities in line with Communist China’s opposition to religion. Lately, authorities have also increased action against Uighurs after street… Read More


Solaye Snider, Blog Writer The final report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), conceived to “investigate and document the history and intergenerational legacy of residential schools,” is due to be released in late June of this year.  It is expected that the release of the TRC’s report will again spark “a national debate” about whether… Read More


By Derek Congram, Lecturer on Peace, Conflict, and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs I grew up in the suburbs of Windsor, Ontario. There was a large Slavic (and specifically South, or Jugo, Slav) population in the area, many having immigrated to work at the Big Three auto factories. My friends and classmates… Read More


Evan Gray, Blog Writer In 2010, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) elected its first semi-civilian government since gaining independence from Britain in 1948. Since then, the country has experienced a period of rapid reform under President Thein Sein, leader of the military-dominated Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). Although recent reversals have caused many to… Read More