East Campus 5 (EC5)
305 Phillip Street
Tel: 519 888-4567 x 31012
Current position: Senior Policy Advisor, Indigenous Advanced Education & Skills Control
Co-op experience: Junior Policy Analyst, ON Ministry of Education
Academic background: Law and Justice, Algoma University
I chose MPS because the opportunity to work and gain experience from Co-op was one that I just could not pass up. It took four years for me to come to realize that having great academics are not enough. Hands-on work experience brings value and dimension to my portfolio, and will help kick-start my career.
I became very familiar with Canadian government, and politics during my undergrad. I enjoy the dynamics of politics and knowing decisions made by government has a direct influence on the lives of Canadians. For me the public service represents an opportunity to help build a better Ontario, and a better Canada. I am very patriotic!
I would love to work as a senior policy advisor for a political party of my choosing. To have the opportunity to help formulate and debate a party’s platform, and seeing said platform translate into white papers and policy proposals is what I would call a successful career.
Being an MPSer is challenging because you are constantly learning something new in such a short span of time but there is always help whenever you need it from either Sheila, faculty, or fellow MPSers.
The lunchroom is always a great place to catch up with other MPSers about the woes of the semester. It also has keurig machine, and pool table that morphs into a foosball table! The lunchroom is also where all great weekend plans are brought into existence. So yeah, the lunchroom is definitely my favorite spot.
My statistical analysis skills far surpass what I assumed they were prior to starting MPS. Thank you Prof. Sen.
What you get from your time at MPS is dependent on how much effort you decide to put in.
These are not my words, nonetheless great words to live by. "There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." -Aristotle
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.