2017-18 Queen Elizabeth Scholars

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Ayesha in Sri Lanka

Hello, my name is Ayesha Azad and I am currently a student going into 3rd year as part of the Specialist in International Development Program.

Borrsha in Uganda

Hello everyone! My name is Borrsha and my co-op placement is in Lira, Uganda for the span of 10 months as an intern with an organization called Children of Hope Uganda (COHU).

Emma in Sri Lanka

Hi everyone! My name is Emma Kerr, and I will be traveling to Sri Lanka with Students Without Borders for an 11 month work term. While I'm there, I will be working at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) in Ratmalana.

Fredriz in Ghana

Hi, my name is Fredriz Cantilado! I am a third-year student at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, currently pursuing a double major in International Development Studies and Health Policy with a minor in Health Humanities.

Gigi in Malawi

Hi everyone! My name is Gigi Chang and I just completed my third year of studies in Public Policy and Anthropology.

Insiya in Tanzania

Hello, my name is Insiya; this summer, I will be embarking on a 3-month QES internship (and Co-op work-term) as a Communication and Marketing Officer with VETA (Vocational Educational and Training Authority).

Mariam in Sri Lanka

Hi everyone! I am a rising fourth year student majoring in International Development and Women and Gender Studies. I will be working in Kandy, Sri Lanka this summer as a Communication and Soft Skills Officer with Women Development Centre (WDC).

Nabil in Ghana

Hi everyone, my name is Nabil Irfan and I am a third year student double majoring in International Development Studies and Economics.

Reenas in Tanzania

Hey everyone! My name is Reenas Mohamed and I’m extremely excited about traveling to Arusha, Tanzania very soon to work with the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) for the next three months!

Saman in India

My name is Saman. My placement country is India. My organization is the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS). I was hired as an intern.

Taliya in Sri Lanka

As I write this, I can see the coastline of my home island, framed below by evergreen trees and, above, the Olympic mountains. The ocean has always been home to me, both literally and figuratively.

Tayba in Tanzania

My name is Tayba Hathiyani. I am a fourth year student doing International Development and Health Studies.

Yashvi in Malawi

My name is Yashvi Shah and I’m a third year student in Management Co-op. I’m extremely excited to be travelling to Malawi this summer to work with Uniterra’s local partner Ungweru.

Greg in Swaziland

My name is Gregory Allen and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work in Swaziland over a span of 10 months as a marketing officer and administrative assistant for three partnered organizations known as Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT), the Canadi