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Congratulations PhD student sasha kovalchuk for receiving the Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship!

Political Science PhD student, sasha kovalchuk, who works on Canadian Sanctuary City movement and citizenship has been awarded the Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship in Political Science for 2017-18.

Feb 12, 2018

Political Science PhD student, sasha kovalchuk, conducts research on the Canadian Sanctuary City movement and how activists, undocumented migrants, and municipal actors are altering international subject-formation processes and redefining notions of citizenship and the city. sasha's experience includes being an activist on refugee and migrant issues, civil liberties, and student rights. He has also worked in the federal government such as in the Departments of National Defence and Foreign Affairs. His upbringing as a refugee from the Soviet Union and being trained in the arts inform his interests on the intersections between aesthetic representation and citizenship politics.

The Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship in Political Science was established in 2004 to commemorate the life of The Right Honorable Ellen Louks Fairclough, P.C., C.C., F.CA., L.L.D., F.R.C.G.S., D.H., U.E., Canada's first female federal cabinet minister and lifelong advocate for women's rights. To be awarded to a student enrolled in a graduate program in Political Science who holds an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Preference will be given to a student with an interest in Canadian public policy.

Congratulations sasha kovalchuk! All the best in your studies!