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Angela Léger

Angela Léger is a Regional Field Coordinator for the Joint Learning Program, which is mandated to improve labour relations in the workplace through building awareness of the respective roles of the union and the employer.

Anuj Singh Charan

Anuj is an Instructional Designer at the Faculty of Medicine (MUN) developing accredited continuing medical education/professional development programs. He has over 8 years of experience in delivering knowledge transfers and working with various subject matter experts.

Arielle Regan

Arielle Regan is a Business Consultant with IBM, having coordinated many initiatives for them. She is also a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and has coordinated youth leadership programs with Halifax Recreation.

Catherine Ronahan

Dr. Carolyn Brown

A native of Cape Breton Island, Carolyn Peach Brown is an Assistant Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI. She obtained her PhD in Natural Resource Policy and Management from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 2005. Prior to doing her PhD she worked for over ten years in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the village level in community development in partnership with the Congolese Church. Carolyn’s research focuses broadly on strategies in environmental governance for management of commons resources, and how such strategies can contribute to the goals of sustainable resource management and improved livelihoods. In particular, she explores the role played by communities and civil society groups in multi-level governance, in the context of changing policy and a changing climate. She continues to maintain an active research focus in Central Africa, particularly Cameroon. She is also conducting research on community adaptation to climate change in Atlantic Canada.

Chris Gillian

Darlene Doiron

An educator, a chartered mediator, a sustainable world peace activist, Darlene Doiron specialises in interpersonal workplace and community based conflict. She is best known for her longstanding peace work and dedication to creating a more positive and harmonious province of New Brunswick. 

Della Webster

Retired school administrator who worked in Choibalsan, Mongolia in 2010 for Cuso International. Is a great granny!

Erica Stanley

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant with Stanley Immigration Consulting. Find Erica here: LinkedIn: Erica Stanley, FacebookTwitter

Grace Allen

Grace is an immigration and refugee lawyer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has spent significant time living, studying, and travelling abroad throughout her life. Her background in human rights makes her a committed advocate and dedicated lawyer.

Ilaria Pivi

Illaria Pivi is the Student Programs Coordinator at Saint Mary’s University, and has over four years’ of experience in field of international education. She is also a member and volunteer for several other organizations, including the Canadian Bureau for International Education, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, Italian Canadian Cultural Association, and Ecology Action NS.

Jesse Lalonde

John Dale

John is completing a BA in International Relations at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick along with minors in Political Science, French Studies and Music. He has a research interest in the cross-cultural knowledge mobilization of rural and urban development strategies.

Joy Hecht

Keith Forsyth

Keith Forsyth was a public Chartered Accountant for many years in Nova Scotia. Since then he has become a nomad traveling the world. He has spent over five years as an international volunteer in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Carribbean as well as spending over three years in the Canadian North.

Kevin Deveaux

Kevin Deveaux is a Canadian lawyer who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1998 for the constituency of Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage. He was re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2006. During his time as an MP, he was the Deputy Speaker for the House from 1999-2003 and the Official Opposition House Leader from 2003-2007.
In March, 2007, Kevin resigned his seat in the House of Assembly to work full time as a Senior Parliamentary Technical Adviser with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Hanoi, Vietnam. In August, 2008, he was appointed to the post of global Parliamentary Development Policy Adviser in New York with UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group, where he was in charge of the Global Programme for Parliamentary Support (GPPS) and provided guidance to more than 60 UNDP Country Offices working with national parliaments and political parties.
In August 2012 he completed his work with UNDP and returned to Canada to practice law and to provide consulting services to parliaments. He has worked with the World Bank, the EU, DFID, FCO, UN Women, International IDEA and UNDP in the past years.

Lousie Webb

Mary Rigby

Mary Jane Harkins

Marian Lucas-Jefferies

Retired Anglican priest. Coordinates Mission, Outreach and Social Justice, Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI. Coordinates the Diocese of NS & PEI Environment Network. Involvement in the co-operative movement, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, PWRDF.

Perla Hernandez

Perla has a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Memorial University. She is currently studying her Political Science Masters at Memorial where she focuses on climate mitigation, and renewable energy. She attended COP23 with IFLRY and COP18 as part of the Canadian Youth Delegation. Perla is a Programme Manager of the Climate Change Programme of the International Federation of Liberal Youth.
Perla's work focuses on connecting local action to global challenges. She has over 2 years of work experience in project coordination of local sustainability projects. Perla also has over 6 years of cumulative work experience working on climate change and sustainability from international and Canadian perspective.

Pete Day

Dalhousie graduate with a BA in International Development studies.

Prem Marisa

Prem Kumar Marisa is an active development practitioner and scholar-practitioner who worked as Executive Secretary in one of the NGOs in Andhra Pradesh State of India for more than 35 years. Under his leadership, he concentrated to construct the democratic power relations of 18,000 resource poor families through their self-help community groups and encouraged them to involve in different socio-economic development programmes while using adult education as a tool. Very recently, he successfully completed his Research Master of Arts degree programme at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax and before that he graduated in Master of Arts – Sociology from India. He has also completed a Masters of Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, a Diploma on Development Leadership, three Certificate courses from Coady International Institute, and 12 different Certificate courses from various parts of the world such as Australia, London, Switzerland. As an NGO leader, he supported a number of young NGOs in India through networking and collaboration. He received wider experience working with the grassroots community and linking the national and international resource agencies such as Canadian International Development Agency through Canadian NGOs, World Bank, UNICEF, etc., Right now he is concentrating on analyzing the intersectional and eco-sectional issues relating to the women through critical feminist theory.

Saurabh Dinesh Kulkarni

Saurabh is a passionate higher education and social media marketing professional with a strong academic backing of a BA (Honours) in Political Science with Minor in International Relations and Sociology from Mount Allison University. His efforts focus on making Atlantic Canada a post-secondary education magnet which attracts the best talents from around the world. He has had extensive experience in team leadership, comprehensive research, human resource management and administration. He has previously interned at an esteemed accounting firm, worked towards publishing a new multilingual magazine at the university and is a campus ambassador for his alma mater. He enjoys debating, trivia, political research, volunteering, poetry writing and learning new languages.

Shelagh Savage

For the past nine years, Shelagh Savage has been Associate Director of Partnerships at the Coady Institute where she’s focused on how important collaboration is in ensuring social change. Working for many years in international cooperation, she has been privileged to learn with – and from – amazing mentors in communities and organizations around the world. Shelagh currently serves on a number of boards and advisory committees (CCIC; the Carold Institute/ Community Knowledge Exchange and Royal Roads University) and has many years working in the CIDA/DFATD/GAC environment – including co-chairing the first year of the GAC CSO Policy Advisory Group (CPAG).

Su Alteen

Of her many hats, Su Alteen's climbing helmet saves her life. Su is studying French and Psychology and Geography at Memorial and enjoyed a calm year at home after a year abroad in Nice (it WAS NICE, thank-you). During those 9 months she visited France, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Germany and Monaco ! She is learning about teaching from working at the Digital Learning Centre as a French TA and volunteering with Radhoc, a youth social justice summer camp and has previously coached rock climbing. Su’s favourite pastime is doing Extracurricular Educational programs such as EXPLORE language camp and Shad Carleton in 2014, back when it was a Valley ! In Su's spare time she pursues painting, drawing, playing guitar & ukulele, reading, watching TedX videos, doing yoga, letter writing and eating sushi. While Su may seem “SMALL” she *may* know how to beat you up, as she’s been studying wrestling and competing regularly in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments; such as where she won 3rd place in the white belt girl’s category at the Championnat de France in Paris - two days after almost dying in AWE from seeing Ed Sheeran live in concert. Feel free to google Su's name for more info, lol.

Teresa Lush (pending ratification)

Global citizen.

Valeri Pilgrim

Valeri Pilgrim has worked at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s since January 2011. She was first hired by Memorial University as the Aboriginal Liaison Officer with the Aboriginal Resource Office for three and a half years. In June, 2014 she took the position of International Student Advisor with the Internationalization Office (IO) where she remained until November, 2018. When the opportunity came up Valeri returned to the Aboriginal Resource Office as Manager in November, 2018. She considers her experiences working with Indigenous and international students extremely valuable, and has always felt enlightened and humbled by students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
In the 1990’s Valeri studied her undergraduate degree in anthropology & sociology at UNB, Fredericton and later completed a Master of Philosophy degree at the University of Oslo in Norway where she lived for two and a half years with her then 7 year old daughter, Kirsten. She self identifies as a Kablunângajuk which is essentially a mix between Inuk (singular for Inuit) and European settler in Labrador. She feels blessed to have grown up in the Inuit community of Nain in Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) and is a beneficiary of the Nunatsiavut Government. Last but not least, Valeri is the proud mother of 2 children, Dominic 12 & Kirsten, 24.

Vicky Schreiber

Vicky Schreiber is a development practitioner with experience in Women's Rights and Sustainability programs who is committed to social justice in Canada and internationally.  She has worked internationally in Africa, Asia and Latin America as a staff member the Coady International Institute, Oxfam Canada, Poverty and Environment Program in Brazil, CUSO and Canada World Youth.  

Ying Zhang

Ying is a licensed  Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with over 22 years of work experience in a variety of educational and business environments, including career counseling and immigration advising for international students, alumni and their spouses; teaching at post-secondary levels; and managing and developing international programs for a prestigious Canadian University.