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NEW and EMERGING RESEARCHERS GROUP (NERG)

The Open AIR network is providing new and emerging researchers with international experiences, industry linkages, and promising careers. Our New & Emerging Researchers Group (NERG) receive training and mentoring to help develop the talent of these Fellows, creating immediate jobs and long-term career opportunities by building lasting international and interdisciplinary relationships.

The group is composed of undergraduate and graduate students, including juris doctor (JD), Masters, and doctoral students, as well as other research associates. NERG Fellows are located across the project’s different hubs, and are engaged with Open AIR’s research at various levels (conducting literature reviews; creating surveys and other tools; collecting, managing and analyzing data; co-writing peer reviewed articles and media materials; co-presenting findings; and managing the activities of a unit within a broader organizational structure). Reflecting the broader values and multidisciplinary composition of Open AIR, the members of the NERG come from several different areas of study, including: law, economics, development, and innovation studies.

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NERGs

active as of September 2018.

Elvis Avenyo

Elvis Korku Avenyo is currently a Global Excellence and Stature (GES) Fellow, and Open AIR’s Queen Elizabeth’s Scholar (QES), pursuing postdoctoral research at the SARChI Industrial Development Unit, University of Johannesburg.

Elvis Avenyo

NERGs OMBUDSMEN

NERG Fellows receive training and mentoring to help develop their talent, creating immediate jobs and long-term career opportunities by building lasting international and interdisciplinary relationships. Through their involvement in this international partnership, our Fellows acquire invaluable contacts and unique perspectives that would otherwise be unattainable. These experiences and connections will not only shape student’s professional careers, but also touch their personal lives, preparing them as leaders in both academic and non-academic fields.

NERG members are encouraged and supported to conduct their own original research, under the direction and mentorship of our Steering Commitee members and other collaborators, and where warranted will receive authorial or co-authorial credit to advance their careers. Additionally, Fellows are encouraged to study abroad either at one of our other hubs or with our researchers outside of hubs. These activities hep build academic skills like research methods, theory building, and scholarly publishing. They also build highly transferable professional skills, such as leadership and teamwork, project management, and community engagement.

CURRENT NERGs

Menna Badreldin

Menna Badreldin

Justine Boudreau

Justine Boudreau

Helen Chuma-Okoro

Helen Chuma-Okoro

Gaélle Groux

Gaélle Groux

Nagham El Houssamy

Nagham El Houssamy

Ayah el Said

Ayah el Said

Eashan Karnik

Eashan Karnik

Liam Minné

Liam Minné

Jacqueline Mwangi

Jacqueline Mwangi

Mbulelo Ncolosi

Mbulelo Ncolosi

Victor Nzomo

Victor Nzomo

Dalia Rafik

Dalia Rafik

Nancy Salem

Nancy Salem

Thapelo Segodi

Thapelo Segodi

Eslam Shaaban

Eslam Shaaban

Sigfried Tivana

Sigfried Tivana

Lebo Trudy Toona

Lebo Trudy Toona

Nicole Tumaine

Nicole Tumaine

Bram Van Wiele

Bram Van Wiele

Nadine Weheba

Nadine Weheba

Ece Milnaz

Ece Milnaz

Outlwile Maselwanyane

Outlwile Maselwanyane

Colby Georgsen

Colby Georgsen

Ursula Arce Salas

Ursula Arce Salas

Nickolas Robelek

Nickolas Robelek

Joshua Toews

Joshua Toews

Akkila Thirukesan

Akkila Thirukesan

Uchenna Ugwu

Uchenna Ugwu

Wanjiku Karanja

Wanjiku Karanja

Emmanuel Ogunjemilua

Emmanuel Ogunjemilua

ALUMNI NERGs

Mai Al-Khamisi

Mai Al-Khamisi

Jeremiah Baarbé

Jeremiah Baarbé

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa

Meghan Blom

Meghan Blom

JD/MA, University of Ottawa/Carleton University

Brandon Carter

Brandon Carter

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa

Heather Cameron

Heather Cameron

Dual Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa and University of Washington

Emily Cumbaa

Emily Cumbaa

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa

Katie Degendorfer

Katie Degendorfer

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa

Hartland Elcock

Hartland Elcock

JD/MA, University of Ottawa/Carleton University

Meika Ellis

Meika Ellis

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa

Former NERG Ombudsperson

Alyssa Gaffen

Alyssa Gaffen

Dual Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa and Michigan State University

Ezeala Chinonyerem Ijeoma

Ezeala Chinonyerem Ijeoma

Lawyer and Researcher, ________

Vipal Jain

Vipal Jain

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa

Farida Kamel

Farida Kamel

Finance (MSc), University of London

Hani Morsi

Hani Morsi

PhD Candidate, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Freedom-Kai Phillips

Freedom-Kai Phillips

Masters of Law (LLM), University of Ottawa

Adam Soliman

Adam Soliman

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa

Candide Uyanze

Candide Uyanze

Bachelor's in Communication (BA), University of Ottawa

Sarah Thuswaldner

Sarah Thuswaldner

Juris Doctor (JD), University of Ottawa