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The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is pleased to partner with Women in Defence & Security (WiDs) to offer a professional development fellowship. This opportunity aims to advance the careers of women in defence and security by offering one or more women mentorship, work and research/analysis opportunities with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, access to our publications and resources. This collaboration will select female graduate or post-graduate students, using the WiDS Annual Memorial Scholarship Process. Thanks go to General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada for their support of the fellowship as its patron sponsor.


Apply to the 2023 CGAI-WiDS Fellowship!

For another year, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is pleased to partner with Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) to offer a fellowship to a woman-identifying graduate or post-graduate student.

Its aim is to help advance the career of woman-identifying individuals in defence and security by offering mentorship, research and publication opportunities at CGAI, and access to our resources. 

The benefits of the Fellowship include:

  • Publication opportunities with CGAI (the exact nature and amount subject to Fellow’s interest) and promotion of that work;
  • Mentoring and coaching with CGAI;
  • Professional development opportunities with the wider CGAI network subject to availability and the Fellow’s career interest;
  • Complimentary attendance at CGAI events;
  • Complimentary attendance at WiDS events; and
  • One complimentary access pass to the tradeshow floor at CANSEC.

Applications for the 2023 Fellowship are now open, and more details about eligibility and the application process can be found here.

In partnership with: 

WiDSlogo.jpg Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) was established to promote and support the advancement of women in careers related to Canadian defence and security industries.

And with the generous sponsorship of: General_Dynamics.jpg


CURRENT RECIPIENT

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Katherine E. Todd

Katherine E. Todd is a second year Master of Public Policy student and research assistant at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, focusing her studies on Arctic defence and infrastructure development while respecting Indigenous rights. Katherine is also a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves, a Graduate Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence Security Network, a Fellow at the Policy Insights Forum, and a regular contributor to the CGAI's Defence Deconstructed podcast.

In 2023, she was awarded a SSHRC scholarship to fund her research as well as the CGAI-WIDS Fellowship, presented at the North American and Arctic Defence Security Network's Emerging Leaders Week panel on maritime security in the Arctic, was a Senior Editor at the NATO Association of Canada, and completed a summer internship as a Policy Analyst at Canada's Department of National Defence.

In 2022, Katherine hosted a podcast called Voice Above where she’s interviewed expert guests about current affairs including the Governor General of Canada, was a delegate at the Oxford Diplomacy and Geopolitics Forum, and a Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Association of Canada. In May 2022, she graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts with honours, specializing in political science and minoring in public law, and was awarded the University of Toronto's prestigious John H. Moss Scholarship that recognizes one undergraduate student per year across all three University of Toronto campuses for their academic achievement and community leadership. 

Katherine's research interests include Arctic, maritime, and national security and defence, Indigenous and constitutional rights, northern development, sustainability, group identity politics, migration studies, emerging technologies, and intergovernmental relations in Canada. 

You can connect with Katherine at [email protected] or https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-e-todd/.


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