Tori Wong graduated from the MAIS program in June 2017. After completing her coursework and extended essays in August 2016, Tori relocated to Ottawa to take a co-op position with Global Affairs Canada, where she worked on files related to Canada’s international food security policy and multilateral partner organizations. She then took a co-op position with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), contributing to a policy initiative concerning natural resource development projects. Following this co-op term, Tori was ‘bridged’ from that co-op position to employment as a policy analyst in the same team.
Since then, Tori went on to work at Environment and Climate Change Canada on Canada’s review of its environmental assessment and regulatory processes, before returning to the newly formed Indigenous Services Canada to work on research supporting Indigenous businesses and international engagements.
For Tori, the MAIS program was a valuable experience because of the opportunities it afforded her to work with accomplished, multidisciplinary faculty and peers. As well, the option to complete co-op terms was a key factor that influenced Tori’s decision to enroll in the SIS for graduate school, as this was a springboard for work experience and career development.
Tori also holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and has been a visiting student at the University of Victoria and L’Université Sainte-Anne.