Careers

Many of our graduates have found academic positions all over the world – as assistant professors, fellows, research coordinators, lecturers and directors at various universities.

These include:

  • Associate professor and director - International Development Program, University of Waterloo
  • Chair, Global Studies program, Vancouver Island University
  • Research Coordinator, Cross-Border Institute, University of Windsor
  • Director, Centre for Foreign Relations, Tanzania
  • Director, Institute for International Relations, University of the West Indies
  • Professor, Environmental Enterprise Development, University of Waterloo
  • SSHRC and Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at CIGI and UBC
  • Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • Assistant Professor, Leiden University (Amsterdam)

Others find careers as policy makers, managers, project coordinators, political advisors, research officers, senior analysts, writers, reporters, consultants, staff officers and ambassadors – to name a few. Please see the Career Guide (PDF 11MB).

Employers include embassies, universities and research institutes, Veteran’s Affairs Canada, banks, National Defence Canada, United Nations, Global TV, the Canadian Government at local, provincial and federal levels, private firms, Amnesty International, Canada Border Services Agency, Public Relations and Communications, International Affairs, etc.

Below is a sample of what some of our graduates have gone on to do:

  • Secretary, Bank of Uganda
  • Director, Centre for Foreign Relations, Tanzania
  • Political Advisor, International Relations and Commonwealth Director at Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Associate, Defence and Public Safety Procurement, Blue Force Global
  • Assistant to the Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
  • Political Advisor, International Relations and Commonwealth Director at Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Projects Coordinator, Fourth Wave
  • Research Officer, BC Provincial Government
  • Manager, Development Finance, City of London, Canada
  • Director, Public What you Pay, Canada
  • Advancement Assistant, Okanagan College
  • Knowledge Management Analyst, United Nations
  • Reporter, Alberta Provincial Affairs, Global TV
  • Writer, Political Issues
  • Consultant at the Media Badger Social Media Consultants Company
  • Projects Coordinator at the International Organization of Ukrainians "Fourth Wave”
  • Regional Advisor for the Great Lakes of Africa (Burundi, D.R. Congo and Rwanda) for Amnesty International
  • Ambassador of Tanzania to Saudi Arabia
  • Senior Business Analyst at Critical Care Services Ontario Toronto, Canada Area Public Policy
  • Senior Research Affiliate with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and Visiting Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
  • Defence Policy Analyst, Government of Canada
  • Deputy Chair of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board
  • Policy Advisor, Directorate of Afghanistan Policy, National Defence
  • Staff Officer, ISR Unit at NATO Brussels Area, Belgium Defense & Space
  • Policy Officer, Directorate of Public Policy, Department of National Defence
  • Second Secretary at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Brazil Government Administration
  • Director, Trade Policy, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Director of Public Relations and Communications Firm
  • Security Advisor at United Nations, Dominican Republic International Affairs