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Hardave Birk BA'14 (Political Science)


Hardave Birk BA'14, from the Department of Political Science is a Government Relations Advisor with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Birk works on behalf of Canada’s municipalities to represent and advance the interests of cities and communities to the Government of Canada. His job involves developing government relations strategies, meeting with federal elected officials and their staff, and monitoring and assessing the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal political environments. Prior to working at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Birk spent three years working on Parliament Hill and completed his Masters of Political Management at Carleton University. While at UCalgary, Birk was heavily involved in campus athletics and held the positions of President and Vice-President External at the University of Calgary Students' Union.