Mira Raatikainen


Program of Study: Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences (Honours)

Mira is in her fourth year of study in a Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences with an honours in Political Science, a major in Communication Studies, and a certificate in Public Policy. Mira merits a vote of confidence within regards to her involvement in the political community regionally to Memorial University, provincially to Newfoundland and Labrador, and national to Canada, as a student whose country of origin is Finland.

At Memorial it is clear that Mira does not abstain from contributions on campus. In a project of showcasing final-year student ventures at MUN, Mira has recently been cast as a member for TheNext Class. She has also shown patronage to the Political Science Department by holding varying research positions with two professors in the faculty. Further from employment on campus, she has also occupied several volunteer positions such as Campus Coordinator for Students For Liberty, Undergraduate Political Science Representative, and member of the Organizing Committee for Changing Political Landscapes Conference. Contrary to a laissez-faire attitude, Mira demonstrates academic success by having maintained a 4.0 GPA for the last three academic years.

Mira has also kept a solid paper trail of her work during her undergraduate career. She has presented at and/or attended conferences in Moncton, New Brunswick; Vancouver, British Columbia; and locally in St. John’s. Some of the papers she has presented are entitled “Political parties, electoral systems, and the prospect of federalism in Myanmar” and “The case of Trinity Western University and its proposed law school”. Setting her work in stone, Mira has additionally published a paper “Ride-sharing can contribute to public safety” featured in The Province. Her political oratory skills additionally have merited a 3rd place at the O’Dea Earle Cup Moot Court Tournament this year. It is no debate that Mira has left a mark in the political community.

Throughout her the completion of her Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mira has received several honorable awards and scholarships, including:

  • Heaslip Scholarship (2016-Present)
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s List (2015-2017)
  • Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Book Prize (2016, 2017)
  • International Undergraduate Academic Award (2015, 2017)
  • Dr. Clarence W. Powell Memorial Scholarship (2017)
  • Law Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Research Award (2017)
  • 3rd place at O’Dea Earle Cup Moot Court Tournament 2017
  • Honorable Gordon A. Winter O.C. Scholarship (2016)


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