Margaret Campbell is in her second year at the School of Public Policy and Governance and is spending her fall semester studying at the Paris School of International Affairs. Her policy interests include education, gender and family policy, and criminal justice reform. Having just finished a summer co-op placement in education labour relations within the Ontario Public Service, Margaret is interested in gaining a better understanding of the policies in France that promote a healthy work-life-family balance. She is also looking forward to eating macarons while wandering her new neighbourhood of Montmartre.
Anjela Deyanska is a second year MPP student at the School of Public Policy and Governance, and is thrilled to be doing a semester abroad at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. While she hoped the first year at the SPPG would concentrate her policy interests, truth is she’s still working on that. Some of the areas Anjela is most drawn to include migration policy, education policy, civic engagement, and gender equity. Her notes are always covered in doodles, so be advised if you ever decide to borrow them. She’s excited to soak up as much of Berlin’s coolness as possible and come up with some great blog content while she’s at it.
James Drummond is a second year Master of Public Policy student at the School of Public Policy and Governance, and is studying at Sciences Po in Paris for the fall semester. His policy interests lie in international political economy, institutions, immigration, and social policy. James spent the last summer as a co-op student with the Ontario Public Service at the Ministry of Labour, where he worked on health and safety policy issues. He is interested in the global economy and how that affects the ability for states to make social, fiscal, and domestic policy. James is most excited to eat and photograph his way through Paris.
Sydney Raeburn-Bell is a second year Master of Public Policy student at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, and is studying abroad at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Her policy interests lie in social policy, immigration, health, and gender equity. Sydney recently worked for the Ontario Public Service at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and hopes to explore comparisons between the operation and financing of German and Canadian recycling programs. She is also interested in exploring comparisons between the best cheap flights so she can travel around Europe.
Jennifer Takacs is a Master’s student at the School of Public Policy and Governance, and is studying at Paris’s Sciences Po School of International Affairs for the fall semester. Her policy interests lie in education, social policy, and municipal governance. Having recently completed a summer co-op placement with the Ontario Public Service at the Ministry of Education, Aboriginal Education Office, Jennifer is passionate about alleviating inequities in the provincial education system and analyzing how the development of alternative learning environments and resources can empower and maximize learning capacity. She is also excited about eating French macarons and watching a FC Barcelona game in Spain.
Sarah Wilson is in her second year at the School of Public Policy and Governance and is studying at Paris’s Sciences Po School of International Affairs for the fall semester. Sarah’s policy interests lie in social policy, affordable housing, and systems collaboration. Having just finished her summer co-op placement with the Ontario Public Service at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, she is interested in comparing how innovation in social policy and service delivery is enabled and challenged in different local and national political contexts. She is also excited about the patisseries and the long walks through Paris.