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Hi! I’m Clare Buckley.

Welcome to my digital resume and portfolio.

Who am I?

Passionate. Honest. Team-player. These words are what drives me to be the person I am. I have a heart for people, communities, and all living beings. I love to learn, and I strive to live connected with my community. I enjoy working with others, and I am always ready to help.

Education and research

Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Alberta. My research interests include Canadian and provincial politics, public administration, and elections. My current research focuses on the continuity and shifts in policy outlined in parties’ platforms. I have a Honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in political science. I chose to study political science because it opened up my world and challenged my predispositions and ideas. My studies encouraged reflection on the world around me, and to examine my place in it.


I was born and raised north of Toronto, Ontario. I moved to Waterloo for my undergrad, which was far enough from home to move out, but close enough to still be by family. This changed in the summer of 2018, when my partner and I decided to take a giant leap and move to Edmonton, a place we had never been before. I moved to Edmonton for my masters, but also to experience living in a different part of Canada. Not only do I enjoy being closer to the mountains, living in a different province has taught me new perspectives and ideas.

I enjoy cooking and am always looking for new recipes. My new favourite cookbook is ‘Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs’. I also play hockey (ice, field, air), and am learning how to golf. I spend my other free time coaching girls’ hockey, online shopping, and playing board games.

My personality trait is ISTP-T. More about this personality can be found here.

My top 5 themes in the Clifton Strengths Assessment are Harmony, Restorative, Relator, Discipline, and Arranger.