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Megan Dias joined Public Policy Forum as a Research Associate. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.
Megan has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. She is interested in political behavior and democratic institutions, broadly, and has researched issues around democratic inclusion, engagement and representation, specifically. Her masters research examined how studying abroad can affect students’ political attitudes, specifically related to nationalism and cosmopolitanism. Megan has written about democratic reform for several Canadian newspapers and has given public lectures on electoral reform in BC.
She has worked with community organizations that provide civic education to newcomers, and has run a “Get Out the Vote” initiative targeted at first-time and infrequent voters. She has also been involved in UBC’s Summer Institute for Future Legislators, a program that worked with individuals who are interested in running for political office.
Megan joined PPF in November 2017.