Ratheesan Uthayakumar has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Ryerson University. His academic research focused on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and their pioneering of the Black Tiger suicide wing in launching terrorist attacks against political opponents and high population areas. He is completing an internship with Horizon Intelligence (HozInt), a Belgium-based organization that provides timely information to mitigate safety/security risks through media and human intelligence. In his capacity as a Security Risk Analyst, he produces threat alerts and assess threat criteria’s’ by focusing on security issues (i.e. crime, kidnapping, terrorism/insurgency, war) in the Americas and Asia Pacific. As a Court Clerk and Registrar at the Ontario Court of Justice, he has managed court proceedings involving terrorism, money laundering, drug trafficking and homicides. He wants to pursue a career in the counter-terrorism.