Brodie Ross is in the right place at the right time.

Ross, 24, will be among the first students to enter a new masters of international public policy program in September at Wilfrid Laurier University.

He will receive a one-year Balsillie Fellowship, which gives him $15,000 to help fund his education, and he will work at the Centre for International Governance Innovation 10 hours a week.

He will attend the new Balsillie School of International Affairs when it opens in September 2008.

It's a long road ahead, but Ross is on track to achieve his dream of becoming a Canadian diplomat.

"There's just so...

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