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The programme is deeply saddened by the death of Mrs. Marthe Blouin, intern of the 1976-77 cohort. She worked notably for Radio-Canada and the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean. Our sincerest condolences to her family.
Paul Thomas (PIP 2005-06) became the 12th director of the Parliamentary Internship Programme. Congratulations, Dr. Thomas!
The 2019-20 interns’ reflections on their eventful year can be found in the 2019-20 bulletin.
In March 2020, Garth Williams (PIP 1992-93), Anne Dance (PIP 2008-09), Sarah Crosby (PIP 2018-19) and Delphine Ducasse (PIP 2018-19) represented alumni on the selection committee for the 2020-21 Parliamentary Interns.
MP Arif Virani (PIP 1994-95) is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. He was re-elected to his second term as MP for Parkdale—High Park.
MP Bradley Vis (PIP 2010-11) was elected MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon. He is the Housing critic for the Official Opposition.
Dominique O’Rourke (PIP 1995-96) was elected City Councillor in Guelph (Ward 6).
Nancy Peckford (PIP 1999–2000) was elected North Grenville’s first-ever female mayor.
Tim Howlett (PIP 2008-09) is the Executive Director (Issues Management) in the office of the Premier of British Columbia.
On the Hill
Astrid Krizus (PIP 2016-17) is the Lead Speechwriter to the Prime Minister of Canada.
Christina Lazarova (PIP 2007-08) is the constituency office director for the Hon. Steven Guilbeault (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) in Montréal.
Enya Bouchard (PIP 2019-20) joins two other alumni with the Senate of Canada Communications team.
Griffyn Chezenko (PIP 2019-20) has continued to work in the office of MP Brad Vis (PIP 2010-11) following his internship.
Hadeel Aziz (PIP 2019-20) is working as a legislative assistant in the office of MP Ruby Sahota.
Madison Pearson (PIP 2019-20) is working as a parliamentary assistant for MP Len Webber.
Sarah Crosby (PIP 2018-19) is a senior assistant (Members’ HR Services) with Human Resources Services at the House of Commons.
Yves Dushimimana (PIP 2015-16) is working for Senator Rosemary Moodie (Independent, Ontario).
Four former interns now work at the Library of Parliament as analysts: Gabrielle de Billy Brown (PIP 2015-16), Madalina Chesoi (PIP 2015-16), Ryan van den Berg (PIP 2016-17) and Ross Linden-Fraser (PIP 2017-18).
Alice Trudelle (PIP 2015-16) is the Executive Director of the Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop.
Al-Amyn Sumar (PIP 2008-19) is a counsel at The New York Times in DC. Read more: https://www.nytco.com/press/new-counsel-in-legal/.
Anoush Fraser Terjanian (PIP 1994-95) is the Assistant Vice-Dean, Partnerships and Research Network Development at the University of Ottawa.
Ariel Delouya (PIP 1984-85) is Canada’s Consul General in Minneapolis (United States of America) since August 2019.
Brent Jolly (PIP 2009-10) is the President of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
Caroline Woodward (PIP 2019-20) is the Research Coordinator at the Global Strategy Lab.
Claudine Brulé (PIP 2006-07) is a communications and public affairs attaché at the Québec Office in Toronto.
Christine Guyot (PIP 2013-14) is the Manager of Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Canada.
Denis Robert (PIP 1985-86) was appointed Canada’s Ambassador to Denmark in September 2020.
Feodor Snavosky (PIP 2015-16) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta.
Garth Williams (10th PIP Director; PIP 1992-93) is the Acting Executive Director at the Canada Research Coordinating Committee.
Graeme Clark (PIP 1986-87) is Canada’s Ambassador to Mexico.
Gregoire Baribeau (PIP 2014-15) is now a senior economic advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada. He is Canada’s lead negotiator on international carbon markets under the Paris Agreement.
Guillermo Renna (PIP 2018-19) is a policy analyst at Natural Resources Canada.
Iman Mohamed (PIP 2012-13) is the Director of Health Policy at Biotec Canada.
Jacqueline Best (PIP 1994-95) received the University of Ottawa’s 2020 Excellence in Research award.
James Lawson (PIP 1988–1989) will be starting as the academic director of B.C. Legislative Internship Program in January 2021.
Jamie Trepanier (PIP 2006-07) is the Curator of Post-Confederation Canada at the Canadian Museum of History.
Jane Hilderman (PIP 2010-11) is the Executive Director of ClimateWest, a new nonprofit serving the Prairies to advance climate adaptation.
Jordan Storozuk (PIP 2015-16) is the Secretariat for the D9 (Digital 9).
Michèle Meilleur Sarazin (PIP 2014-15) is Head of Political at the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Olivier Jacques (PIP 2013-14) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Studies of Queen’s University.
Patrick Butler (PIP 2017-18) works as a journalist for Radio-Canada in St. John’s.
Ronald Hoffman (PIP 2017-18) is a policy analyst at the Commissioner of Official Languages.
Rose St-Pierre (PIP 2017-18) works for Radio-Canada Moncton as a journalist.
Simon Letendre (PIP 2010-11) is the Director of Media Relations for Canada and the United States at Rio Tinto.
Delphine Ducasse (PIP 2018-19) is pursuing graduate studies in trade law at the Université de Sherbrooke.
Myles Goodman Vincent (PIP 2019-20) began law school at the University of Toronto and joins Avnee Paranjape (PIP 2017-18), a Junior Fellow at Massey College.
Robyn Otto (PIP 2019-20) and Shona Moreau (PIP 2019-20) join six recent former interns at McGill Law.
News, Publications, and Presentations
Alice Trudelle (PIP 2015-16) and her colleagues at the Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop have developed numerous outreach activities and workshops. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/atelier.inno/.
Brian Lee Crowley (PIP 1976-77) published Gardeners and Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line in Canadian Politics.
Chi Nguyen (PIP 2003-04) was interviewed in “How to start making change: An introduction to lobbying for the causes you care about.”
Fregine Sheehy (PIP 2018-19) won the 2020 Alf Hales Prize. Read her paper entitled “Where are all the racialized staffers?”. Congratulations also to Nick Doiron and Guillermo Renna for their shortlisted papers.
Fregine Sheehy (PIP 2018-19) also co-hosted the second season of “Appointed” with Senator Kim Pate (independent, Ontario). This podcast brings “issues affecting folks on the margins, to the centre.” Read more here: https://appointedpod.simplecast.fm.
Gavin Charles (PIP 2012–2013) and Guillermo Renna (PIP 2018-19) presented research based on their PIP papers at the Canadian Study of Parliament Group’s October 2020 Conference.
Leah Stokes (PIP 2009-10) published a chapter in All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. Read her interview about it.
Nicholas Doiron (PIP 2018-19) co-authored a recent opinion piece with Jeremy Wiener in the National Post, entitled Opinion: A former Canadian student has been languishing in a Chinese prison for 18 years.
Rhea Laube (PIP 2008-09) produced the University of Ottawa’s new podcast, uOttaKnow: https://www.uottawa.ca/alumni/uottaknow-podcast.
Rose St-Pierre (PIP 2017-18) and Patrick Butler (PIP 2017-18) crossed paths in their respective roles as journalists in Moncton and St John’s in a Radio-Canada interview. Their conversation starts at 7:34: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/matins-sans-frontieres/episodes/441966/audio-fil-du-mercredi-28-aout-2019.