Jun 3, 2021 | News & Updates

Courtney McKay recently accepted the position of Nova Scotia Works Research Intern at the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI).

In addition to working on impactful research projects at the CEI, she is working on a personal research project that is investigating the relationship between mining projects and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Born in Pictou Country but relocating to Edmonton, Courtney has now returned to Antigonish to attend St. Francis Xavier University (STFX). Courtney will be entering her fourth year at STFX in the fall, taking a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Leadership with a minor in Political Science.

Courtney is excited and passionate about the research she will have the opportunity to work on over the summer months. With an interest in both employment and policy, as well as a desire to make a positive impact for others, she believes the CEI internship is the perfect placement for her.  

Having the opportunity to link arms with such an impactful organization is everything I could have hoped for in an internship. The CEI not only provides me with an incredible opportunity to grow and develop my own skills but will aid me in being able to make impactful differences for others. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity and cannot wait to start working on different projects throughout the summer.

Courtney McKay

Nova Scotia Works Research Intern, Centre for Employment Innovation