BA Honours, Political Science
Recipient of the O’Brien Medal
Dushime is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, is on the Dean’s list and is recipient of the Jean Picard and Concordia Golden Key scholarships. On campus, he has held positions of VP academics of the Political Science Student Association, chief of external affairs at the Concordia Model United Nations and sports team captain at the Jeux de la Science Politique 2019.
Off campus, Dushime has engaged with the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) since 2016. Currently serving as co-chairperson of the CCR’s Youth Network, he also serves as one of the 18 youth advisors to the Minister and Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
3 keys to a good education
- Discipline, consistency and gratitude: these are key to efficient study habits and a healthy mind.
- Setting goals is not the end of academic achievements, but the beginning of a journey full of hard work and trial and error.
- You cannot do it alone! As the proverb goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Along these same lines, seek mentorship, advice, build meaningful friendships, join a club and volunteer in your community.
2 lessons learned at Concordia
- Diversity is an indispensable quality that fosters advancements, strengthens society and enriches the world. Concordia evinces such a quality.
- One or two “bad” grades on your transcript is not the end of the world.
1 piece of advice for future grads
- There is no good in comparing yourself to others; your success is yours to craft out.
Next great goal
- I plan to pursue the BCL/JD law degree at the McGill University Faculty of Law.