Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

AR student in Korea as participant in international youth event for water

April 30th, 2015

“It was a life-changing experience. I kind of had a general idea of what I wanted to do, now I have a much clearer idea of what I want to do,” says Mr. Miller, who will start his senior year at StFX in September, taking a Bachelor of Arts with honours in political science and a subsidiary in aquatic resources.

He was among 70 international youth, aged 18 to 25, who participanted in WYPW in Gyeongiu, South Korea. Immediately following, he was also a participant at the 7th World Water Forum April 12-17.
Mr. Miller was one of five individuals selected last May at the North American Youth for Water Gathering, held in Quebec City, to represent North America as delegates of the WYPW, held in the framework of the 7th World Water Forum. 
By participating in the World Water Forum, the young parliamentarians had opportunity to promote their involvement and ideas for water and sanitation, to meet and discuss ideas with international decision-makers and international stakeholders, and share their action strategies and commitments within this international event which welcomed over 35,000 people.
“The most prominent thing that came out of it were the connections I made with students in the water sector and with workers in the water sector who share an interest and passion for water and the environment. That was the most valuable,” Mr. Miller says on the experience. 
The experience also provided a few ideas of what he wants to do after graduation.
Mr. Miller says after meeting a professor from a school in the U.K., he is now considering doing a master’s in water law there. He also connected with several organizations that offer internships and opportunities for recent graduates. 
The information discussed at the meetings was also a fantastic learning opportunity, he says, as it expanded on what he’s learned in Canada into an international context.
“This opened my eyes to the kind of opportunities there are at the international level. It broadened my horizons quite a lot.” 
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