CARFMS Essay Contest Winners


Undergraduate Student Winners

Winner: “Newcomer Resettlement Insights of a Frontline Worker and Student of Social Work”, Ranjith Kulatilake, York University

Runners up (in no particular order):

  • “Who is protecting LGBTI persons of concern? Examining the factors that explain the low level of implementation of the UNHCR’s AGD policy in the MENA region”, Alec Verch, Carleton University
  • “Palestinian Refugees in Egypt: the forgotten  Refugees”, Rana Kamel-Aly, McGill University

Graduate/Law Student Winners

Winner: “Unpacking knowledge-practices in social movements: The Canadian Rohingya social movement,” Yuriko Cowper-Smith, University of Guelph

Runners up (in no particular order): 

  • “Fleeing Domestic Violence, Fleeing Transphobia: Examining Intimate Partner Violence Asylum Claims Involving Transgender Claimants,” Shannon Russell
  • “Deciding Who to Sponsor in Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program,” Ian van Haren, McGill University
  • “Naples: Sanctuary City?,” Travis Moore, York University