AIMS on Campus is pleased to introduce its cohort of AIMS on Campus Fellows for 2017-18. Throughout the year, they will be writing for the “Free Exchange” blog and assisting with various activities as part of the program.
Ainslie Pierrynowski is an undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa, pursuing an Honours Bachelor’s in Political Science. She has worked as a House of Commons Page and as a Parliamentary Guide in addition to being the chosen delegate for Cape Breton-Canso at Daughters of the Vote. Having grown up in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, Ainslie is especially passionate about child poverty, health services, and supporting immigrants and refugees in Atlantic Canada.
James O’Keefe Daw is is a 4th year Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) and Economics student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. James’ current work term is with Nova Scotia Business Inc. where he works on economic development research to help Nova Scotian companies export to new markets. James is heavily involved on campus being a senior volunteer with the World Cup winning Enactus Memorial (student-run social enterprise organization), co-presidency at Edge Capital and ESL volunteering. James contends that being involved with Enactus and witnessing how it is possible to make a difference with people’s lives through economic empowerment was eye-opening and what drives his desire to assist in the prosperity of Atlantic Canada.
Henry Gray is a native of Dieppe, New Brunswick and is now pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy and Theology at Dominican University in College in Ottawa. Being in such close proximity to Parliament Hill has allowed Henry to work for members of Parliament in addition to interning with non-partisan political advocacy organizations, all of which have stoked his passion for public affairs. He is interested in immigration policy, education policy, Indigenous policy, and demography.
Patrick O’Brien is in his fourth year at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he is pursuing a double major in Economics and Finance. An avid member of the SMU Economics Society, Patrick has hosted AIMS presentations in the past. He has currently taken on the dual role as a Research Associate and Fund Manager for the IMPACT Investment Fund on Campus, requiring in-depth research of my selected company, macroeconomic variables effecting the company’s industry, developing a global economic forecast, with a focus on Europe and the impact of Brexit. His research interests include labor market conditions, small business growth, general economics conditions, and migrant growth to Atlantic Canada and our differentiation from other provinces.
We would also like to acknowledge Gabriel Duguay, a student at Halifax Grammar School who has been a welcome addition to our program. Gabriel is a bright and ambitious young man who will make great contributions.
For more information on the AIMS on Campus program, please stay tuned to this blog.