Teaching Assistants

Micaela Crighton

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Micaela Crighton is entering her final year as a Human Rights student at the University of Winnipeg. She graduated this past June from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Film.

Micaela spent the winter living in Bethlehem interning with Holy Land Trust for her practicum. She assisted in developing an international advocacy strategy for villages facing home demolitions, helped with the women’s empowerment project, and aided in community program development. She worked in the South Hebron Hills at the Sumud Freedom Camp and in villages under the threat of demolition.

Micaela has participated in field studies both to the U.N., with a focus on UNSCR 1325, as well as to Israel and the West Bank. She has attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the past three years as a delegate of both the World Federalist Movement and the Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba (IIWR-MB). She facilitated the panel presentation hosted by IIWR-MB on Risks for Canadian Indigenous Women Transitioning to an Urban Environment in March 2017 at CSW61. She has rapporteured, photographed, and provided video services for the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, International Women’s Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific, IIWR- MB, and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations.

In her spare time, Micaela is one half of the improv duo Snicker-Snack and a member of the University of Winnipeg Improv Group. She is the Co-Chair of Advocacy for IIWR-MB and Chair of the Global College Student Advisory Council. She is a passionate swim, canoe, kayak, and lifesaving instructor and has been working as a lifeguard for eight years. Micaela is a competitive paddler and is currently in the final month of training before heading off to Gainesville, Georgia to represent Team Canada at the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championship in September.

Anne Campbell

HR2600-AnneAnne Campbell is a 2nd year Political Science student at Western University. She is the Summer Administrative Support Assistant in Senator McPhedran’s office. She graduated as Head Girl (school president) from Balmoral Hall with the Governor General’s award in 2017. She worked as a Winnipeg Foundation Intern for HR2600 in 2016. Furthermore, she has volunteered at the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute and Investor’s Group in Corporate Responsibility. Anne spent her first year of university representing her residence on the Social Science Students’ Council, as well as first-year students for the Political Science Association. Anne is currently representing Social Science students as a councillor on Western’s Students’ Council, acting as a mentor for first-year students and is a member of the advocacy team for Western’s mental health student organization, Active Minds.

Teruni Walaliyadde

IMG_4099Teruni’s passion lies in working with women, children, and newcomers/refugees. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in June 2017 with a B.A. in Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Studies. Throughout her four years at UWinnipeg, Teruni was a student of Senator McPhedran, while also being her Teaching Assistant for two of her courses. As a student, Teruni volunteered for the Senator at various UN events, both at the University and UN Headquarters, New York. She has been to Thailand, Colombia, and the United Nations in New York as part of the Human Rights program.

Since graduating, Teruni worked at the Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) as their Community Liaison and is presently looking forward to working with children in a Montessori environment.

Did you know that Teruni loves to dance and was the Lead Intern for HR-2600: Emerging Issues in Human Rights in 2016? Check out the Human Rights UniverCITY site for 2016.


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