Meet the Team!

CO-CHAIRS:

 MICHAELA RUTHERFORD-BLOUIN, QICSim 2017: A Global Crisis:

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Michaela Rutheford-Blouin is a 3rd year Political Science major and Global Development Studies minor at Queens University. Michaela has a strong passion for Canadian politics. Since her first year, she has been a member of the Queen’s Model UN team and has also assisted the Queen’s Model UN Invitational conference as both a committee director and previously as delegate coordinator. When she is not doing mun she can be found in the position of Policy Director for the Queen’s Liberals.

 JOEY BLUMENSTEIN, QICSim 2017: A Global Crisis:

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Joey is a third year mathematics and engineering  major with a passion for history. When she is not proving that zero is equal to zero, Joey can be found building model airplanes, or reading murder mysteries. Joey could not be more excited to be leading a day of interactive, historical debate!

RESEARCH DIRECTOR:

EJAZ THAWER, QICSim 2017: A Global Crisis:

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Ejaz is a third year Political Science Major and Global Development minor at Queen’s University. His passion for international relations is what initially drew him to QIAA, but it was the creative aspect of alternate world building that has him excited to be involved in the QICSim conference for the second time this year. When he’s not binge-watching Netflix to procrastinate on essays, Ejaz can be found scraping coins together for CoGro cake, or pestering philosophy professors for the meaning of life.

RESEARCHERS:

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE/FOOD SECURITY: KELSEY FRASER, QICSim 2017: A Global Crisis:

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My name is Kelsey, i’m a fourth year Political Studies major with a focus on ethnic conflict. I like netflix, gin, and cogro bagels. This is my second year doing qicsim as a researcher and am excited to share what we’ve been working on with all of you.

MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND PUBLIC SAFETY: MATTHEW FARTHINGQICSim 2017: A Global Crisis:

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Matthew is a fifth year history major, French minor student. Currently, he is doing an internship at the Queen’s archives. He is interested in researching various current affairs and historical topics. Particularly, his interest in military history, 19th-20th century international affairs and public policy made QICSIM an ideal fit for him.

MINISTRY OF TRADE: KONNER FKFQICSim 2017: A Global Crisis: 

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MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNITIES: MICHAEL MOLYNEAUXQICSim 2017: A Global Crisis: 

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Michael is in his fourth year at Queen’s and formerly served as the secretary general for Queen’s Model United Nations Invitational 2015. He is currently pursuing a major in Applied Economics with a minor in Computing Science. This will be Michael’s fourth year of the QIAA core executive; initially serving as the executive intern in his first year and as co-director of speaker series in his second year. Outside of Model UN, which takes up most of his time, he can be found spending time in CoGro usually reading the latest from Wired Magazine. Michael hopes to pursue a career in a small consulting practice with the goal of starting his own company.

MINSTRY OF HEALTH: RUTH KAZEKQICSim 2017: A Global Crisis: 

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Ruth is a 2nd year English major, doing the Certificate of Business. She has a passion for history and international affairs, which is what drew her to QIAA. When not trying to make accounts balance, Ruth can be found taking photos and watching Netflix.

MINISTRY OF SECRET INTELLIGENCE: JONATHAN SALNAQICSim 2017: A Global Crisis: 

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Jonathan Salna is a 3rd year political studies major with a strong interest in international relations and security. Jonathan has been a passionate member of the Queen’s International Affairs Association since his first year and has been doing Model UN since high school. He greatly looks forward to an engaging and creative QICSim this year and is looking forward to what the delegates will do. When not writing essays or doing work for conferences, Jonathan can be found researching niche historical topics and watching far too much Netflix.

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT: VERONICA TUASONQICSim 2017: A Global Crisis: 

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Veronica Tuason is an English and Political Science Major with emphasis on international relations. As an avid traveller, her interest peaked especially when she started a roster of friends around the world and international happenings became a little more personal and hit a little closer to home. With access to the “inside scoop” and opinions from her international network, she was inspired to join QIAA’s very own QICSIM in hopes to not only learn more herself, but also to raise more awareness on events that aren’t always in the limelight. Aside from her studies and political ventures, Veronica Tuason is a model with focus on fashion, editorials, and runway. She also has an untameable sweet tooth and enjoys a glass (or two…or three) of champagne if not wine.