Camillia Penney

Graduate Student

Camellia is a graduate student at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University. Her areas of interest are both urban and cultural geographies, specifically in terms of global migration and immigration issues within our cities and rural regions. She has been involved with research pertaining to the barriers that newcomers are facing in Atlantic Canada, including race and racialization; cultural landscapes; identity and a sense of belonging; labour markets; as well as retention and integration. Her hard work and dedication proved to be successful as she found herself on the Memorial University Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s List for the 2018-2019 academic year. Camellia hopes to pursue further studies in migration and immigration issues, particularly in terms of the Canadian North, when she completes her undergraduate degree.


Outside of her academic endeavours, Camellia also works with the Memorial University local chapter of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) on her campus. Camellia and her teammates are working hard to bring the Student Refugee Program (SRP) to Memorial University in St. John’s for the Fall 2020 semester, joining over 90 campuses across Canada that already have the program in place.


Supervised by: Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman