Lisa Alers-Hankey is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Her policy interests lie at the intersection of economic and environmental issues, particularly how adaptation and mitigation strategies can thwart climate change and improve the economy. Fulfilling this passion, she currently works as an Economist at Environment Climate Change Canada. Lisa holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Ethics, Society and Law from the University of Toronto.
Pierre Sarlieve is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. After having written a Bachelor’s Thesis on the history of French Laïcité and the 1905 Law of Separation of the Churches and the State, he turned to public policy to further understand the intersection of governance, politics and history. He hopes to use this knowledge to become an economist aware of the social forces guiding policy programs and take the past into account in his analyses, giving him a precious resource to develop relevant strategies and reform policies.