Taking up our space: My experience as an ICN Youth Delegate at the West Coast Security Conference

January 24, 2022

The ICN Youth Delegation is an initiative by the Inter-Council Network, a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. Marina Candeia, a Global Management Officer at SFU International and a Master of Arts student in International Studies, was selected as one of the 2021-22 ICN Youth Delegates and attended the West Coast Security Conference in November 2021, which took place virtually over the course of five days. Based on her experience at the conference as an ICN Youth Delegate, Candeia wrote a reflection piece on a few of the challenges of navigating academia, professional development and career growth.