Olivia Lahaie

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Bachelor of Science, Biology & Medical Science • University of Western 


Olivia was born and raised in Toronto, moving to London, Ontario in 2012 to pursue her undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. After a small change of plan, she discovered her interest in Environmental Biology and, switched to a Double Major in both Medical Sciences and Biology, taking classes on Anatomy as well as Conservation Biology. 

Before discovering science, Olivia's first love was the theatre and drama from a young age. After attending the Etobicoke School of the Arts for Drama, she stayed active in the Western's small theatre community. During the summers during her undergraduate, Olivia worked at International Summer Camp Montana, a sports camp in Switzerland for children from all over the world. Through this experience, she developed her love of the international community and communication. Olivia also spends her summers camping, hiking, and sailing, her winters skiing, and travelling whenever she has the time and money.

During her first year in the MScSM program, Olivia developed an interest in policy development that complimented her passion for politics and civic engagement. Olivia completed her work placement with a lobbyist at Food & Consumer Product of Canada, an industry association representing manufacturers of goods found in grocery stores across Canada. This experience has shaped her academic and career plans or the future, and she is now taking a variety of classes at the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Department of Political Science to compliment her education in Sustainability. Olivia has long-term political aspirations but hopes to get started in government relations and policy development on sustainability issues.

Olivia's MScSM Internship: Food & Consumer Products of Canada


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