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Team Member

Carly MacArthur

Graduate Fellow

Carly MacArthur is a MA Global Governance student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. She also holds a BAH in International Development with an area of emphasis in Political Economics and Administrative Change from the University of Guelph.

As a component of her MA, Carly has completed a Graduate Fellowship with Global Affairs Canada (GAC). As part of a team she was tasked with offering policy recommendations on how in a changing and increasingly populist political climate among many of our traditional partner countries, Canada can adjust its multilateral positioning. Through this work, Carly’s team identified Canada’s Arctic agenda as a timely opportunity to pursue meaningful multilateral opportunities on issues pertaining to security, Indigenous communities and climate change.  

Beyond her research for the GAC Graduate Fellowship, Carly has identified a research focus at the intersection of human rights and corporate social responsibility. In 2015, the United Nations called Canada to account for its failure to monitor the human-rights conduct of extractive corporations operating abroad and for its lack of access to justice for victims. For her Master’s Research Paper, Carly is examining the policy gaps that have led to this accusation and evaluating Canada’s response.

Carly’s past work experiences include positions with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Peel District School Board, Creative Campbellville and World University Service of Canada’s Student Refugee Program at the University of Guelph.