2017 YOUTH 20 SUMMIT
Morrell is currently in her final year of an Undergraduate Degree in International Relations and Political Science at the University of British Columbia where she has been an intensely involved member of the community.
As a third culture kid growing up in the United States, Canada, and Switzerland Morrell has endeavoured to incorporate a global perspective in all that she does. Over the course of her degree alone she has travelled to twenty countries, was internationally recognized for her research on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, interned for the U.S. State Department reporting on human trafficking trends and at Global Affairs Canada in European trade relations as well as North American advocacy, published four academic papers, was awarded for her leadership in the UBC community, and served as a Fellow at the Mosaic Institute to engage nearly 500 youths on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Morrell has represented Canadian youth perspectives at the UN Partnership Exchange on the SDGs, the UN’s International Youth Day, the Japan-Canada Academic Consortium, the UN High-Level Dialogue on Building Sustainable Peace for All, the ECOSOC Youth Forum, the UN Winter Youth Assembly, during Hebrew University’s Coexistence in the Middle East Program, and at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Youth Forum where she moderated a closing panel and contributed to the Youth Declaration Outcome Document.
Passionate about international cooperation, youth inclusion, working for vulnerable populations, and sustainable development for all, Morrell hopes to incorporate these tenets into discussions with her counterparts while in Berlin.
Morrell is thrilled to be representing Canada as part of the official delegation to the Y20 Summit and looks forward to hearing from Canadian youth throughout the consultation process.
Loïc Bisson is a foreign policy analyst, passionate academic and art enthusiast, involved in both academia and policy-making projects. His interest for critical thinking led him to pursue a MSc in International Relations Theory at the London School of Economics. In his research, he focuses both on Middle Eastern foreign policy and IR critical theory. Loïc is an Editorial Board member of the Millennium Journal, a peer-reviewed and highly ranked international journal, and has published various articles on international affairs. Loïc has also attended and organized multiple academic conferences in North America and Europe, as well as a research trip in Egypt. He also holds a BSc in International studies with a major in political science from the Université de Montréal, and has previously studied at Sciences Po Paris and the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires.
In 2015, Loïc worked for MP Paulina Ayala, before getting heavily involved in the Canadian federal election with the NDP. He carried his passion for politics and youth advocacy to the UN headquarters in New York at the NMUN 2016, where he promoted sustainable public health policies on the WHO committee, for which he earned the Outstanding Delegate award.
As a young community leader in Montreal, Loïc has been engaged in a number of non-profit organizations outside of international affairs. He has organized art exhibitions, tutored young students and supported the Montreal Chamber Music Society, bringing people of all background together with music. He helped organize multiple concerts in prestigious venues such as the Maison Symphonique in Montreal and the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and promoted the Canadian cultural landscape at the international. Loïc describes the latter as one of his biggest accomplishment.