University of Calgary

Melanie Walker

  • Marker (ended on Jan 1, 2018)

Melanie Walker - short bio

Melanie Walker: I am currently a Marker at the University of Calgary (online), and a Refugee Status Determination (RSD)-Eligibility Officer at UNHCR (UN's Refugee Agency) in New Delhi, India. The latter position was gained through the UN Association of Canada (UNAC) UN Profoessional Placement Program, under which I am a Junior Professional Consultant. 


I received my BA at the University of Calgary with a major in Development Studies and a Concentration in South Asia. I received my concentration at the University of Delhi, India in 2008 and had the pleasure of returning to India in 2010 to conduct research on resettlement and displacement. I finished my BA in 2009 and was hired  at the U of C, Centre for Service Learning and Community Engagement, as the Project Assistant for the Dalai Lama NOW Conference. Upon the end of my contract I was hired as the Community Development Coordinator at the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre, a non-profit organization. In 2013 I graduated from the University of Calgary with a MA, Culture and Society. My thesis focused on policy control, social justice and pre-dispalcement within the context of indigenous cultures living in rural India. My data was gathered from 4 months of ethnographic research living in rural India.  Prior to attending university, I had a 8-year career in business and volunteer management. 

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Curriculum Vitae


  • BA Minor: South Asian Studies (Fall Term 2008, University of Delhi, India) - Major: Development Studies
    University of Calgary, 2009
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