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Katrina Ostapchuk

Katrina has a Master of Science in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has conducted research in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on the impact of displacement on gender relations in refugee populations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, where she studied Peace, Conflict, and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Katrina’s passion for human rights led her to write her master’s thesis on the securitization of the Uyghur population in Xinjiang, China. She is thrilled to be working with GlobalChild to realize the global fulfillment of children’s rights.


Rowan Hickie

Rowan has recently completed her LLM in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway. In addition to her LLM, Rowan also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2020.

During her LLM, Rowan explored her passion for children’s rights in her master’s thesis, examining the international human rights of transgender children accessing gender-affirming healthcare in the United Kingdom. Rowan is excited to work with the GlobalChild team.


Stanford Yang

Stanford is completing a Bachelor of Arts with honours in psychology and a minor in criminal justice at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. He is also a part of many ongoing research projects within the Department of Psychology as a member of the Music and Multisensory Processing lab, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, and Speedlab.

His experience working with the vulnerable population as a Human Service Counsellor affiliated with the John Howards Society has inspired his passion for clinical psychology. Stanford is currently working on his honours thesis on the relationship between religiosity and resiliency. He is excited to be part of the GlobalChild team.


Ashley Legacy

Ashley Legacy is an undergraduate student in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education concurrent program at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus. Entering her final year in the degree program, she hopes to pursue further studies in her field while promoting international advocacy for education rights. She recently joined the GlobalChild team as a volunteer.


Andrew Miller

A proven leader in IT/WFA (Work from Anywhere) with over 25+ years of experience in developing not only solutions but security, policies and culture required for organizations to work remotely. He has founded several successful startups including the first Internet Provider in Atlantic Canada and worked for both large national and regional companies.

Through his career, he has had senior roles in Engineering, Business Development, Operations, and Marketing and in worked both Canada and the US. He has always collaborated with best of breed companies around the world to develop solutions used by millions of end users or helped to develop a path to migrate them successfully to new solutions.



Current students

Faith Igogo

Faith is currently a second-year master’s student of Applied Health Service research at University of New Brunswick. She holds a Bachelor’s in General Medicine from the Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University Ukraine 2017 and completed her clinical residency program in Pediatrics in the same University 2019.

Faith’s passion for child health has led her to actively participating in child health, rights and wellbeing seminars and conferences, both within Ukraine and internationally, as a speaker where she given several awards. Her passion and work experience in pediatrics led to her current research, under the supervision of Dr. Vaghri, in the efficiency and accessibility of prenatal education in Nigeria and New Brunswick.


Prabhadini Godage

Prabhadini is a first-year master’s student in the interdisciplinary studies program at the University of New Brunswick. She completed her higher studies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Commencing her career as a Demonstrator in the Medical Education Centre at the Faculty of Medicine of the university where she completed her degree, she went on to complete her internship at the paediatric surgery unit at Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children and Castel Street Hospital for women in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Thereafter, she worked at the Primary Care Unit in the countryside, close to her hometown, which allowed her to contribute back to her society.

Prabhadini has always been passionate about health care research and the digital health solution arena. To make her dreams a career, she joined the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, to follow an MSc in Biomedical Informatics. Moreover, recently she completed her Doctor of Medicine training in Health Informatics at the same institute. Now she is excited to be promoting maternal and children’s health and development through digital health intervention research.


Shiva Joudaki

Shiva is currently a first-year master’s student in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. She holds an undergraduate degree in Drama and is a fiction and non-fiction writer, having written for the Iranian Radio and several magazines.

She has been a concerned activist in the field of child rights ever since conducting research on the experiences of children forced into child labour in Iran. She has recently proposed a new study, under the supervision of Dr. Vaghri, to study the threats that exist against the rights of children in the virtual environment. She hopes that by this research, new measures would be established to protect children in the digital world.



Past students

Samuel Freeze

Sam has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. He also pursued a minor in Criminal Justice and was part of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies lab at UNB Saint John. He has gone on to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia.


Lauren Cosgrove

Lauren was a student in the Honours of Psychology program at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in psychology and a focus in sociology from UNB in 2020.