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Andrew Rintoul ('16)
International relations student Andrew Rintoul is spending the summer on campus doing research for his honours project.

He is also working as the MASU Sackville Bike Co-op Coordinator and is a member of the Summer Shine Squad for Shinerama, which raises money for cystic fibrosis research.

Rintoul is looking at the recent Ebola epidemic and whether it will fundamentally change the way the international community responds to epidemics in the future.  The research is supported by a Mount Allison University Independent Student Research Grant.

 “I am studying the issues surrounding epidemics, including the roles and responsibilities of developed states in dealing with them, and the feasibility of building more effective health-care systems in vulnerable states,” he says.

Rintoul appreciates receiving a grant to do research.  

“The University is full of incredible opportunities that continue to surprise me.”

Originally from Toronto, Rintoul originally applied to universities closer to home.

"It was actually my Mom who showed me the Mount Allison website and I really liked what I saw. I never actually visited campus before pulling the trigger and coming here. I went for it and I love it.”

Rintoul has immersed himself in many of the things the University has to offer. He is involved in ultimate Frisbee; the SMILE program, which matches young people with mental or physical disabilities with a student; and he is a member of the Mount A Improv Team. He also spent his third-year on a Mount Allison exchange in Strasbourg, France.