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Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Women in Defence and Security Announce Recipient of 5th Annual CGAI-WiDS Fellowship

Trent University PhD student Nicole Covey receives 2022 CGAI-WiDS professional development Fellowship

OTTAWA, ON – March 3, 2022– The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), along with Women in Defence and Security (WiDS), is proud to announce Nicole Covey as the recipient of the 2022 CGAI-WiDS professional development Fellowship.

Nicole is the proud recipient of the 2022 WiDS-CGAI Fellowship. She is a PhD student at Trent University in the Canadian Studies Program under the supervision of Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Nicole is a Graduate Fellow at NAADSN (the North America and Arctic Defence and Security Network) since 2019 where she works on projects related to the Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement, NATO, broadband connectivity, and continental defence. Nicole has her BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and her MA in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba. Her research interests focus on Arctic Geopolitics, Defense and Security Studies, and Canadian Foreign Policy. For her PhD, she will look at the question of how Canada has leveraged its alliances and relationships to maintain Arctic security historically and should it do so in the future.

During her time thus far at Trent, Nicole has been awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship (2020-4), the Dean’s PhD Scholarship (2020-4), the Quaker Oats Scholarship (2020), the Mary Northway Award in Canadian Studies (2021-24), and the Shelagh Grant Endowment for Northern and Arctic Research (2020-24). During her MA, she held the Duff Roblin Fellowship (2018-20) as well as the Muriel and Murray Smith Fellowship (2018).

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute would like to thank General Dynamics Canada for their support of the fellowship as its patron sponsor.

The objective of the CGAI-WiDS Fellowship is to help develop the next generation of female Canadian defence and security leaders by providing them opportunities to build their network and advance their careers. The CGAI-WiDS Fellowship aims to advance the careers of women in defence and security by offering mentorship, work and research/analysis opportunities with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, as well as access to our publications and resources. This collaboration annually selects female graduate or post-graduate students using the WiDS Annual Memorial Scholarship Process.




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