Laura Bennett

Research Associate

Laura Bennett is a Research Associate at the Council of Canadian Academies.

Laura holds a BA (Distinction) in Political Science from the University of Calgary and an MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University with a focus on gender and politics, as well as political communication. She also studied at Örebro University in Sweden.

Before joining the Council, Laura worked as a Communications Advisor at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Previously, she was a member of the Parliamentary Internship Programme. As part of the Programme, she worked in a non-partisan capacity for two members of Parliament, from both government and opposition, and participated in a number of study visits to several legislatures in Canada and abroad.

Laura’s research interests include women candidates and legislators, media and politics, voting behaviour, and food security.

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