2019 interns:

Wondwosen Agune is a Masters student in the Department of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University. He has more than seven years experience on refugee response and local community disaster and emergency management with local and international Non-Government Humanitarian Organizations in Ethiopia. His research interests include the development of Model and Simulation for Horn of Africa Refugees and IDP Camps Destinations in Ethiopia.

Luxsiga Ambigaibagan is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She is currently in the process of completing her Masters in Social Work. Luxsiga has worked with survivors fleeing human rights abuses and state sanctioned persecution for over eight years. She is passionate about social justice, social movements, diaspora mobilization and takes a special interest in immigration and refugee policies. Her research focuses on Tamil diasporic identity, transnational politics, activism and nationalism.

Katee Brough is a Masters Student in the Disaster and Emergency Management program. Her research interests include refugee resettlement, mental health and wellness and women’s studies.

Dawit Demoz is an undergraduate student in the Psychology program at York University. He is a former refugee from Eritrea and he continues to advocate for African refugees. He has been a guest speaker on the conditions for African refugees in Israel, including at the 2018 CRS Summer Course.

Travis Moore is a graduate student of York Development Studies, Travis’ research interests include migration and the political negotiation of place in Italian cities.