2016 Student Essay Contest winner Teresa Fuller presents "Why Canada Needs Refugees"

June 1st, 2016

The Centre for Global Studies, in cooperation with the Victoria Branch of the Canadian International Council, were pleased to host our 2016 student essay contest winner, Teresa Fuller on June 1st in a presentation of her paper, "Why Canada Needs Refugees". Ms. Fuller's presentation offered unique perspectives on the benefits of welcoming refugees into Canada and how Canada’s unique attributes, enable it to play a significant role in the international community and contribute to national and global well-being.

Ms. Fuller's paper was the winning entry from essays submitted by undergraduate and graduate students at UVic and Royal Roads on a foreign policy issue of interest and relevance to Canada.  The award was presented by the past president of the Victoria Branch, Hugh Stevens and the current president, Robert Horn. As part of the contest, Ms. Fuller’s paper will also be offered the opportunity to be published on the Canadian International Council’s award winning website, OpenCanada.org.

Teresa Fuller is a third-year student in the Justice Studies Program at Royal Roads University. Previously, she was in the Global Stewardship program at Capilano University. She has an ongoing interest in social justice and mediation, and looks forward to a future in these fields, as well as traveling and working abroad.

Congratulations to Tess on an insightful essay and engaging presentation!

For more information about the Student Essay Contest, click here.