2019 Summer Students

 

We received support from Canada Summer Jobs to hire 1 student for the summer. 

 

Kyle Muñoz

Research Assistant

Kyle is interested in poverty alleviation, renewable energy, sustainable design and climate action. Kyle grew up in Oakville, Ontario. Kyle has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Western University’s Ivey School of Business. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Affairs at Carleton University with a focus on development and environmental issues. In his role as a Research Assistant for NetPositive, Kyle researches the intersection of Indigenous worldviews, climate change, and extractive industries, while also supporting the organization’s fundraising strategy.

 

2018 Summer Students

 

We received support from Canada Summer Jobs to hire 1 student for the summer. 

 

Sajanika Sivanu 

REsearch and Communications Assistant

Sajanika is interested in impact benefits agreements and the extent in which they produce sustainable positive outcomes for communities in natural resource and infrastructure projects. She has previous experience conducting research for benefit agreements for a large transit infrastructure project in the Greater Toronto Area. Sajanika has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies with a specialization in environment and migration and is currently finishing an Honours Bachelor of Public Administration with a specialization in public policy.  In her role as a Research and Communications Assistant for NetPositive, Sajanika supports NetPositive's collaborative projects with communities in Canada. 

 

2017 Summer Students

 

We received support from Canada Summer Jobs to hire 4 students for the summer. They’re an awesome group of people and provided NetPositive with great ideas and support.

 

Alisha Gordon 

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Assistant for Alberta

 

Alisha is interested in building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Canada, specifically in the extractive sector. Alisha is from Northern Alberta and is a post-secondary student currently studying International Indigenous Studies at the University of Calgary. Alisha previously co-founded Bridging the Gap, an organization whose purpose is to “bridge the gap” between Immigrant and Indigenous communities through youth engagement, art and advocacy. She is currently the Chief of the Indigenous Students’ Council (formerly the First Nations Students’ Association) a group focused on providing peer, cultural and educational support to Indigenous students at the University of Calgary. In her role as a Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Assistant for NetPositive, Alisha reaches out to and builds relationships with various groups and individuals in Alberta.

 

 

Tony Zhou

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Assistant, Toronto

 

Tony is interested in identifying and bridging gaps in perspectives between different parties interested in common issues. He helps organizations leverage underlying incentives to enable integrative collaboration. Tony grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and has studied and worked in many countries including the United Kingdom and China. Tony has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and is currently working to obtain his Juris Doctor and Master in Business Administration degrees at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management. In his role as a Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Assistant for NetPositive, Tony builds relationships with various groups and individuals globally and supports the organization’s communications strategy.

 

Devon Bowyer

Research Assistant, Toronto

 

Devon is a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto, studying Health Policy and International Development. Devon was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Devon is a member of the Varsity Blues Men’s soccer team, and is passionate about sport, health, and equity. After he graduates, Devon is looking to pursue a Master of Public Health, or a Master of Exercise Science, at the University of Toronto.  As a Research Assistant for NetPositive, Devon’s role is to conduct research on public and private sector initiatives and performance related to natural resource development and local communities in resource rich areas. He is also conducting literature searches from a diverse range of perspectives on how communities can see sustained positive outcomes from natural resource development.

 

RJ Reid

Engagement and Research Assistant, Toronto

 

RJ is interested in how different groups quantify success and the impact that has on collaborative processes. He has worked previously in the monitoring, evaluation, and implementation of social investment programs funded by the extractive sector, specializing in child nutrition. Born in Kingston, RJ has a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of British Columbia and is currently working on a law degree and Master of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. In his role as a Stakeholder Engagement and Research Assistant, RJ supports NetPositive’s collaborations with companies and communities, specifically the organization’s research methodology.

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