ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JON MURPHY GILL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Sciences Po | Le Havre, France | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" By being a Millennium Fellow on my campus, I will have the opportunity to learn from and develop my skill set of helping refugees with an international group of driven students. By helping refugees and learning about the relation between quality education and the specific situations of being a refugee, I aim to spread awareness and help those forced to flee to fulfill their right to education. Working among other Millennium Fellows, I know that we can bring this goal closer to a universal reality, which I am very excited to partake in. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Education and Refugees Workshop Series
This project consisted of a series of workshops conducted during the autumn of 2021, attended by university participants, online or in-person. The organizing team promoted sustainable and sustained support for refugees and migrants by raising awareness in these workshops on the issues that refugees and migrants face in receiving an education. We invited experts, professors, or other guest speakers to present to the workshop cohort on issues of refugee education and actions, especially in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Academic Impact Principles (particularly focusing on Goal 4 and Principle 3, respectively.)
About the Millennium Fellow
Jon Gill was born in the United States and raised in Canada with a global outlook. A current student of Political Humanities at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) and a dual degree student with Sciences Po Paris and the University of British Columbia, Jon has long strived to bring the world to his life and work, with a particular focus and passion for supporting refugees and advocating for education. His work has transpired in leading efforts to aid people affected by natural and conflict-based disasters and being a community resource for former refugees in Canada.