2019-2020 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation - Award Winning Papers

The Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation (GRA) programme was initiated in 2003 by Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, President of The Simons Foundation Canada, in partnership with the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada.  The primary objective of the Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament (NACD) issues.

We are pleased to congratulate the following 2019-2020 Graduate Research Award recipients who each received a cash award of CAD$5,000.00 from The Simons Foundation Canada and travel support to participate in a special seminar for the award winners hosted by Global Affairs Canada at GAC headquarters in Ottawa. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the GRA Award Winners Seminar has been postponed and the winning papers have been published at the link below.

2019-2020 Graduate Research Awards 
for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 
- Award Winning Papers

Kayla Dinsmore
Master’s of Arts, Centre for European and Eurasian Studies
University of Toronto
"Preventing an Arms Race: Canada and the Preservation of Space"

Alexander J. MacDonald
Master of Strategic Studies, Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies 
University of Calgary
"Canada’s Contribution to Transparency in the New Frontier"

John Marshall Palmer
Doctor of Philosophy, International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs 
Carleton University
"Managing the Risk of Intangible Technology Transfer"

Laura Pottier
Master’s of Arts, International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Carleton University
“Engagement, Promotion and Foresight: A Strategic Plan to Address the Changing Nuclear Landscape"