Marina Candeia is pursuing a master’s degree in International Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is originally from Brazil and has lived in Canada since 2015. Her research addresses civil society participation in international law and focuses on the role of citizen-led organizations in promoting the right to security of Indigenous peoples. Marina’s academic and professional background is interdisciplinary. She holds a Bachelor of Human Justice from the University of Regina and has extensive knowledge in the fields of human rights, human security, gender inequality, issues of migration, human trafficking, and violence against women. Marina is passionate about global social justice and believes that international cooperation between peoples and countries can help build sustainable peace.Marina has several years of professional and volunteer experience in non-profit organizations and higher education. In her spare time, Marina enjoys travelling, exploring nature, trying out new hobbies, and training her dog.
About the ‘CASIS West Coast Security Conference’
The West Coast Security Conference features Canadian and international professionals from a range of backgrounds in the field of security and provides a platform for discussions around pressing challenges and current trends in the field. This year’s theme, Critical Security, addresses issues of sovereignty, violence prevention, international cooperation, and emerging approaches to security policies. Marina expect that this conference will enable her to engage with experienced researchers to learn and collaborate on strategies for greater global justice. After attending the conference, she plans on writing a reflection piece based on her experience.