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 was the founding president of Toronto350.org and elected as chair of its first board in January 2015. He also helped organize the fossil fuel divestment campaign at U ofT. He is writing his PhD dissertation “Opposing Keystone XL and Northern Gateway: Pipeline Resistance Campaigns as Contentious Social Movements” under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Olive, and with Dr. Kate Neville, Dr. Peter Russell, and Dr. Joseph Carens as committee members. The project is seeking to better understand the movements opposing the Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines through network analysis and applying existing theoretical frameworks on social movements and contentious politics.
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.
I am now a PhD student in political science at the University of Toronto, as well as a junior fellow at Massey College.
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, the July/August 2013 issue of Orion Magazine (p. 13), L’actualité magazine, CD album covers, pamphlets, and newspapers. I have also had one exhibition in Ottawa. I am available for hire for commercial photographic projects, including weddings and photography lessons. I also sell large, high-quality photographic prints. I have a portfolio online.
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.
Those wishing to get in touch with me are asked to use my contact page.
Photo by Rebecca Bruton. This page was last updated on 19 January 2015.