Originally from Winnipeg, MB, Jeremy Ryant looks forward to graduating from Dalhousie University this May with an Honours BA in Political Science and a Minor in International Development Studies. A Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholar and recipient of the Commonwealth Prize for Political Philosophy, Jeremy has devoted his undergraduate studies to analyzing the relationship between Canadian parliamentary institutions, public policy formulation, and social justice. Additionally, last summer Jeremy explored his long standing passion for human rights advocacy as a Food Security Policy Intern at Food Rights Alliance – a nationally acclaimed NGO based in Kampala, Uganda. Jeremy has also worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie. An avid writer, Jeremy has published several articles in undergraduate Political Science journals throughout Canada and looks forward to self-publishing his second book later this year.

Beyond the classroom, Jeremy is a member of the Dalhousie Varsity Swim Team, where he is a devoted athlete and community leader. Over the past four years, Jeremy has been named a First-Team Atlantic University Sport All-Star (AUS), is a nine-time AUS medalist, and was the Captain of Nova Scotia’s 2013 Canada Games Swim Team. Furthermore, Jeremy is a three-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian and the 2016 CIS Community Service Award recipient. He is the President of his University’s Varsity Council, has organized of several community outreach initiatives, and is an active member of the Dalhousie Debating Society. Jeremy is also a swimming coach and is an athlete representative at Swim Nova Scotia.

In the future, Jeremy looks forward to pursuing a Master’s in Canadian Government and Politics followed by a Law Degree at Dalhousie. He is both honoured and elated to be one of this year’s Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Interns.