Cassandra Morin, student in Public and International Affairs, was named CO-OP student of the year at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS). This annual award recognizes one outstanding CO-OP student per faculty. Nominees must have shown excellence in on-the-job and academic achievements, and in extra-curricular activities at school, at work, or in the community. Winners received a $500 award.
During her two CO-OP work terms as a student in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Ms. Morin worked at the Chancellery of Honours and Global Affairs Canada. Cassandra is a very determined individual who has volunteered with several international programs, including the Outreach Program in Mbale, Uganda and the Moremi Initiative in Accra, Ghana. In Uganda, Cassandra worked at SAMA, the Student Association for Medical Aid, where she provided medical assistance to more than 1,600 patients. In Ghana, Cassandra worked as a project intern on the Moremi Initiative, which seeks to develop women leadership in Africa.
The Faculty of Social Sciences joins the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in congratulating Ms. Morin.