I met KWIC after moving to Peterborough at the One World Dinner and joined a year later in 2003 as the Program Coordinator. What I enjoy most in my work is connecting with and learning from so many amazing, passionate people, of all ages! I am grateful to have been embraced by this community that raised up my son Kieran, and which continues to be such an important part of our life here.
I completed my Honours B.A. at Waterloo University (Co-op Program), a B.ED. at York University and the Community-based International Development Program, specializing in Participatory Approaches to Development at the COADY International Institute at St. Xavier University.
As the executive director of KWIC, my work is informed by 30+ years working in community-based education and other projects in Canada and overseas, the importance of community collaborations, and joy in facilitating welcoming, inclusive spaces to learn from diverse perspectives and lived experiences. When not at KWIC, I am a volunteer mediator with Peterborough Community Mediation, cycling, cooking, or curled up reading something delicious.[C1]
If you have an idea or project you’d to explore with KWIC, I’d love to hear from you at email@example.com.
Program and Outreach Coordinator
Aaniin Boozhoo, hello and greetings to the KWIC | Peterborough community! My name is Shaelyn Wabegijig, (she/her/kwe) and as of April, 2020, I’m the Program and Outreach Coordinator for KWIC.
Until March 2021, I was also coordinator for the partnership project with GreenUP: Advancing the SDGs 2030 Agenda in Nogojiwanong | Peterborough.
My family is Algonquin from Timiskaming First Nation, Caribou Clan, also Irish and German, and I grew up in Rama First Nation. I graduated from Trent University with a BAH in Indigenous Studies and Philosophy. I joined KWIC’s Board of Directors in September, 2017, and resigned in April, 2020, from my position as the Board Secretary. I have volunteered in many capacities for KWIC during and after my studies. Working with KWIC to host incredible events and initiatives has connected me to so many amazing people, has made me fee like I belong and helped me grow strong roots in this community. KWIC has taught me that what I do ripples out and can make a huge impact!
Miigwetch | thank you KWIC and everyone in the community. I look forward to connecting further!
You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEACH Outside the Box Program Coordinator
Hi everyone! My name is Erin (she/her) and I am the Program Coordinator of Teach Outside the Box (TEACH). As an educator who has a passion for social justice, anti-oppression, and experiential education, I am honoured to engage with pre-service teachers and community educators in TEACH. I am a graduate of Trent's M.A. in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, and the Trent-Queens Concurrent Education program. Alongside coordinating TEACH, I have been working as a Course Instructor in the Trent School of Education, and as a high school supply teacher in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough. My other passions involve playing volleyball, creating music, painting, and exploring the outdoors! If you want to learn more about the TEACH Program, e-mail email@example.com.
Hi Everyone, My name is Margaret and I am excited to be working at KWIC as a Program Facilitator this summer. I am passionate about engaging youth and students in the wider community. My interests include climate change, food security and health. Prior to joining KWIC, I worked at several NGOs in both US and Canada. I hold an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Liverpool and an MSc in Public Health specializing in Environmental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and exploring new places.
If you have any questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello! My name is Jocelyn Whalen (she/her) and I am the Resource Facilitator with KWIC. I am currently studying in the Bachelor of Education program at Trent University. I have a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental & Resource Science and Studies from Trent University, and an Environmental Technician Diploma and Environmental Technology Graduate Diploma from Fleming College. I have worked with various non-profit organizations across the country which focus on the environment & sustainability, education, food security and water conservation. I have learned that community building is the most important part of working towards social change.
Please contact me if you have any questions or if you'd like to discuss any opportunities with the Resource Centre at email@example.com.
Hi everyone! My name is Anushga Muralitharan (she/her) and I am the communications specialist at KWIC this summer. I just graduated from Trent university and I have been involved through Trent Oxfam and I am excited to transition to this new position. My work both with Oxfam and KWIC have been quite rewarding and helped me foster my interests in climate change issues and engaging youth. I have learned how small changes and voices can make big impacts and I hope to continue to do so through my time at KWIC! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Student Placement
Hello! My name is Maddy Scott (she/her). I am joining you for the summer as a placement student from Fleming College! I am in the Social Service Worker and Mental Health and Addictions Dual program. I have also graduated with a Human Resources Diploma also from Fleming College. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with each and every one of you and to learn as much as I can while I am here. If I am not busy with school or work, I will most likely be going on hikes, reading a great book, or listening to music!
If you would like to connect or have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com
Educational Program Coordinator
Hey there! My name is Will Ward (he/they) and I am the Educational Program Coordinator for the summer. I am usually reading, writing, speaking or playing music. I completed three certificates, over a couple summers, in Molecular Biology & Genetics, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Microbiology in Epidemiology at U of T. In 2018 I attended the UN Youth Conference on the SDGs at the United Nations Headquarters as a delegate. I was one of the inaugural graduates of the Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS). Currently, I do advocacy work for BIPOC and marginalized students, as well as various research projects centering accountability and social consciousness. My work is directed by listening to lived experiences and perspectives. I love collaborating and finding points of intersection, if you would like to connect reach out to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Program Coordinator
Hi folx! I'm Czarina (she/her) and I identify as a Filipinx woman and mother. I serve my community as a healer, educator, and ARTivist; exercising my creative passions through social justice work; and hosting BIPOC-centred spaces that liberate dialogue, education, and practices in cross-cultural knowledge and community healing.
I am in my fourth year at Trent University studying Environmental Resource Studies and International Development Studies. My education and work interests focus on themes and connections between global environmental justice issues and gendered health disparities, but as a lifelong learner, I am always seeking to explore so much more beyond those themes!
I started working with KWIC in November 2019 as the communications lead, and I am excited to return to KWIC as the education program coordinator this Fall/Winter 2021-2022 academic year.
I’d love to hear from you! Connect with me at email@example.com