Karina Denysyuk was born in  Western Ukraine, at that time it was a part of the Soviet Union. She grew up in Chernivtsi  City, a  town located not far from the Romanian border.  In 1997 Karina obtained a Civil Engineering Degree from the Chernintsy Polytechnic College. In 2002 Karina Denysyuk moved to Portugal and lived […]


Cierra Bettens is a writer, editor, researcher and student residing in Winnipeg/Treaty 1. She is entering her final year of studies pursuing a BAH in Political Science at the University of Winnipeg. Currently, Cierra works as a project coordinator for Project IDEa and an arts and culture editor at The Uniter. Her research interests include […]


Evan is a fourth-year political science student at the University of Winnipeg, particularly fascinated with foreign policy. Evan joined the project due to his interest in the Russian-Ukraine War and his concerns about the effects of Russian disinformation on communities around the west. He will be helping this project in a volunteer role and looks […]


Dr. Kawser Ahmed (Executive Director) is an adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg (political science). He completed his SSHRC post-doctroal fellowship at the same university in 2020. He was an exchange officer with the Turkish Armed Forces, an observer to the United Nations Missions in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and an alumnus at the Near […]


Mark Alexiuk studied electrical and computer engineering at the University of Manitoba. His graduate work applied machine learning to problems in convective storm cell classification (MSc 1999) and exploratory data analysis of  functional magnetic resonance imaging studies (fMRI) (PhD 2007). He is the author of a number of technical conference and journal papers and is named as […]


KWADWO KYEI-POAKWAH is an experienced professional with high academic training in research and teaching at Institutions of Higher Education. He has practical experience in public governance, policy research and formulation, youth organization, peace building, conflict and conflict resolution. He has skills as a data scientist and a practitioner working with various stakeholders, including CSOs, NGOs, […]


Hello! My name is Shantonu Dhrubo and I am a full time student at the University of Manitoba studying Supply Chain Management. I also am a part time reservist for the Canadian Armed Forces as a Signal Operator. My intent as Project Coordinator – 2 is to help assist Project IDEa by the best of […]