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Alexa Yakubovich

Prairies, 2015

Alexa Yakubovich
  • Current Place of Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • University: University of Manitoba, University of Oxford

  • Current/Recent Course: BA Psychology (Hons), MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention

Alexa was named University of Manitoba Gold Medallist in 2013. Having achieved this top standing in her BA in Psychology, she went on to complete the MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from Oxford, with Distinction, this September. For years a volunteer in various social justice and public health causes, she is currently a research assistant in the University of Manitoba Social Justice Laboratory, working on strategies to spur public support for improved water and sanitation services for First Nations on behalf of a consortium of groups, including the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Amnesty International Canada. She hopes to pursue doctoral work in Social Intervention at Oxford, leading ultimately to a research and teaching career focused on the social determinants of child health and well-being.