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Gavin Fridell (he/him) is Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
Kevin Philipupillai (he/him) is a journalism student at Carleton University. He was previously a radio producer with AMI, a non-profit broadcaster serving Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
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