Philip Roy is a graduate of both the BA and MA programs at SFU’s School of International Studies, focusing jointly on international governance and security. He is a recipient of the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Consular Corps of British Columbia Graduate Entrance Scholarship, and the Government of Canada’s Western Regional Director General’s Award for outstanding public service. Philip has worked in various capacities in Canadian federal government departments, specifically Global Affairs Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. He is now a program manager at a private research institute focusing on complex systems, where his work primarily addresses the challenge of quantifying warfare and the underlying mathematics that serve as both the framework and predictive model for violent events. In collaboration with organizations all over the world, the institute’s modest goal is the betterment of humanity. He is honoured to be a part of that effort.
According to Philip, ‘The MAIS program honed the skills needed to be successful in my chosen field, while imparting the collective wisdom of its diverse, experienced faculty. After graduating from the program in 2015, the continuing support of the school and my cohort proved the lasting value of the degree’.