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Canada Tibet Committee Welcomes Student Research Team

June 06, 2016

Montreal, June 6, 2016 – The Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) is pleased to welcome three university-level researchers who will contribute their time and expertise in support of the Tibet cause.

The researchers are Max Honigmann (Concordia University), Manon Tsering (McGill University), and Ty Cary, (McGill University).  Short bios are provided below.

Working in close collaboration, the researchers will develop recommendations for the Government of Canada related to specific elements of Tibetan autonomy that find common cause in the Canadian experience.  These elements include environmental protection, cultural rights, religious freedom, and economic rights.

“I am thrilled to welcome such wonderfully enthusiastic supporters of the Tibetan cause” said Carole Samdup, Executive Director of the Canada Tibet Committee. “Their contribution will enable the CTC to be more effective in its outreach work for Tibet.”

As part of their work experience, the research team will participate in an exchange program with the 2016 Parliamentary Friends of Tibet interns.


Max Honigmann:  Max is a MA student in Concordia University’s Master’s of Public Policy and Public Administration program. His academic interests lie in issues of civil liberties, corruption, transparency, and human rights.

Ty Cary:  Ty is an undergraduate student at McGill University where he studies anthropology with a specific focus on ecological anthropology.  His research interests lie in the consideration of how Tibetan traditions are affected by external policies.

Manon Tsering:  Manon is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Religious Studies at McGill University.  Manon takes an interest in feminist studies, identity politics, animal rights and the impact of global dynamics on the environment. 

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