Past Leaders

Past Hosts

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Amanda Macdonald graduated with a BA in History and a minor in English. Her academic focus is on international relations and World War II. In addition to co-hosting the IID Series, Amanda is also member of the Ryerson U of Mosaic team. Outside of school, her interests include travel and photography. In the future Amanda hopes continue her education by pursuing a Master’s degree to explore the effects of violence and genocide on society.

Mark Unwin graduated from Ryerson in 2016 with a BA in history and a staggering coffee addiction. Mark considers the two years that he co-hosted the IID with Muna Osman (who also served as his part-time bodyguard and event security) as the highlight of his undergraduate experience. While at Ryerson, he was the recipient of the Gold Medal in History, the Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award, the Maurice Pope Scholarship in British History, the Doug Webb history award, and the department’s best essay prize. Along with co-hosting the IID series, he was also student representative on the Academic Integrity Council and Coordinator of Education for the Ryerson History Society. Mark has presented his research at the 2014 Great Lakes History Conference in Michigan and at ARTeries, Ryerson’s undergraduate arts conference. He is currently completing his MA at McMaster University, where his research focuses on U.S.-Argentine relations during the ‘Dirty War’ (1974-1983) and the organization of intelligence networks and communication apparatus in the Southern Cone. An ardent traveler and football fan, he has attended the World Cup in Germany, South Africa, and Brazil.

Muna Osman


Laura Dyer


Jake Brunt

Touria Izri

Kate Grisdale

Stephanie Perrin