Class IV (2006-2007)

3. Mayumi Futamura

Sponsor Club: Calgary Centennial, District 5360, Canada

Prior to commencing her studies at UQ, Mayumi has worked as a freelance journalist and graphic/Web designer, as well as a researcher for the Centre for Faith and the Media in Calgary, Canada, monitoring day-to-day religion news coverage in the Canadian media. During her two years at UQ, she is going to explore the key factors for successful human empowerment projects in order to develop the concept of peace journalism. As a Rotary World Peace Scholar, Mayumi sees that her work is to facilitate dialogue and foster mutual understandings. Her career goal is to become an educator and to engage in dialogue with future journalists about the potential of a single individual.