Boisjolie graduated from the MAIS program in 2016 with a concentration
in International Development. He considers the program to have been an
experience that allowed him to strengthen his research and analytical
skills, develop new interests, and make strong connections with advisors
his time at SFU, Tanner virtually interned with the United States
Agency for International Development’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia,
where he provided
research assistance to the agency’s South-South and Triangular
Cooperation program. With the support of a Graduate International
Research Travel Award, Tanner was able to complete a thesis on the
institutional arrangements supporting Indonesian and South African
South-South Cooperation programs.
graduation, Tanner worked at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver’s
management section, where he was responsible for project management and
passing the 2018 United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP)
exam in Social Affairs, Tanner was offered a position as an Associate
Affairs Officer at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western
Asia (ESCWA) in Beirut, Lebanon. Tanner currently serves in ESCWA’s
coordinating cluster on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development
Goals, which provides analytical support to the implementation
and follow-up and review of the agenda in the Arab region.
Tanner also holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego.