Milan Ilnyckyj is a six-foot tall ape descendant who has been given several flat dried amalgamations of ink-covered wood fragments. In September 2012, he began a PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Junior Fellowship at Massey College. He is also the president of Toronto 350.org.
Those trying to figure out how to say my name should see: my pronunciation guide.
Between September 2001 and April 2005, I was a student at the University of British Columbia. While there, I was a member of the UBC Photo Society, as well as the UBC Debate Society – where I served as Treasurer for three years. I was also a member of the International Relations Student Association (IRSA), with whom I took part in the North American Security Cooperation Assessment (NASCA) in August of 2005. As an undergraduate, I also represented UBC at the 56th Annual Student Conference on United States Affairs, at the West Point Military Academy. During my time at UBC, I also had the enormous privilege of serving as Lord Protector of the Esteemed Afternoon Tea Society.
In the spring of 2005, I graduated from UBC with a double major in International Relations and Political Science, as well as a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in International Relations at Wadham College, Oxford. I wrote my thesis on the role of science in global environmental policy-making, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Hurrell. I finished the program in the summer of 2007. While attending Oxford, I was the Vice President and Webmaster of the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group. I was an active member of the Oxford University Walking Club: hiking with them in Wales, England, and Scotland. More information about Oxford is on my wiki.
See also: Academic curriculum vitae
Outside school and work, I am very interested in photography, writing, reading, and the outdoors. In addition to being available online, my photography has been published in books, CD album covers, pamphlets, and newspapers. I have also had one exhibition in Ottawa.
This blog was originally created as a means of staying in touch with friends and family while studying in Oxford. It persists primarily as a forum to discuss environmental issues, domestic and international security, and general topics of interest.
Photo by Rebecca Bruton. This page was last updated on 20 November 2012.