Meet student leader Jylelle Carpenter-Boesch

Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards. Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, we are pleased profile Jylelle Carpenter-Boesch, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization in English Studies with a major in Gender Equality and Social Justice (GESJ) this spring.Carpenter-Boesch’s area of research is socio-legal studies pertaining to the issues of sexual violence, and relations between Indigenous and settler Canadians. Her research papers on these important social justice issues have garnered her top grades in the GESJ program. She presented her paper regarding the need for settler accountability for violence against Indigenous women and girls, to the 2017 Undergraduate Student Research Conference. Carpenter-Boesch has deepened her understanding of the social and legal dimensions to sexual violence against Indigenous women, through her employment as research assistant on Dr. Rosemary Nagy’s Social Sciences and Humanties Research Council of Canada-funded human-trafficking project. Carpenter-Boesch will pursue a career in law, and has been accepted to several law schools, including Osgoode Law (York University).
Carpenter-Boesch’s academic accomplishments include numerous awards: NU President’s Scholarship (2015, 2017); NU Chancellor’s Award 2014; CIS Academic All-Canadian (2015, 2016). A true “public-spirited” leader, Jylelle balances her commitment to academics, with her commitment to community involvement. She was a member of the NU varsity women’s hockey team for two years; played a key role in the GESJ Student Collective mental health awareness campaign for male students; and, volunteered for NU’s Shakespeare After School community program. During the summer, she leads athletic summer camps for disadvantaged children in her home town.
The university community is proud to recognize Jylelle Carpenter-Boesch with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Academic Category.

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