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Dahdaleh Institute Presents: PhD Symposium

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Dahdaleh Institute will be hosting a PhD Symposium, showcasing the current work of PhD students associated with the Institute. The program will capture the research journey of each student and encapsulate the progress made so far. For this years symposium, we will be hosting three Phd Students, check out their bio and research focus below:

Biography of Presenters

Raphael Aguiar: With over a decade of experience in the field, Raphael Aguiar worked in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. Raphael worked in International Development for the NGO Handicap International, for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordination Office. With a MSc with honors in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Raphael entered the Doctoral Program in Health Policy and Equity at York University in 2019. His interests revolve around the global health impact of patterns of consumption, networking and communication. His researched is focused on global governance of antimicrobial resistance

Eunice Choi: Eunice is entering her first year of study in the Ph.D. program at York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC). Over the next couple of years at York University, Eunice will focus on developing community participatory methods for Agent-based and System Dynamics Modelling. She will also define principles of adaptive environmental management and draw on systemic intervention practices that emphasize participatory methods, and that respond to the challenges of marginalization processes.

Linn Biorklund Belliveau: Linn is a researcher at Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and a PhD student in Critical Human Geography. She is also an affiliate at York University Centres for Refugee Studies (CRS) and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). Her areas of knowledge include forced migration, criminalisation, extractivsm and access to care, with a range of related publications. Linn has extensive experience with NGO's including with Médecins Sans Frontières and the United Nations. Her current research at the Dahdaleh Institute focuses on the nexus of forced displacement, environmental change and health.

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Please note that this is an internal event. If you are interested in attending the event, please reach out to Nayeem Munier at