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Julie Pelletier, Acting Executive Director, Coordinator of the Human Rights Program

Marilou McPhedran, Director, Institute for International Women's Rights,

Kristi Kenyon, Assistant Professor

Lloyd Kornelsen, Practicum Director,

Flavio Fonseca, Program Manager

Emily Keijzer, Office Coordinator

Saad Khan, Contract Faculty

Dean Peachey, Executive Director (on leave until June 30, 2017)

Dr. Julie Pelletier

Dr. Julie Pelletier
Acting Executive Director, Global College
Coordinator of the Human Rights Program
Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies

Phone: 204.988.7106
Email: ju.pelletier@uwinnipeg.ca

Dr. Julie Pelletier begins her appointment as Acting Executive Director of Global College on July 1, 2016. Dr. Pelletier is Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg is a descendant of the Wesget Sipu Fish River Tribe of northern Maine. She earned her Ph.D. and MA in Cultural Anthropology at Michigan State University and was the first graduate student at MSU whose doctoral research was funded by a tribe, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

She has conducted fieldwork in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with the Anishinaabeg and in Aotearoa/New Zealand with the Maori. Her research interests include decolonization, identity issues, representation and ritualization. Most recently her research has focused on American Indian casino gaming as site of contestation. She was a founder and coordinator of the American Indian Studies program at the University of Minnesota-Morris, where she was an associate professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies.

Marilou McPhedran, Director, Institute for International Women's Rights

Prof. Marilou McPhedran
Director, Institute for International Women's Rights

Phone: 204.988.7112
Email: m.mcphedran@uwinnipeg.ca

Marilou McPhedran is a human rights lawyer who served as the Principal (dean) of Global College in its founding years from 2008-2012 and currently teaches human rights at Global College. In 1997 Marilou founded the International Women's Rights Project (IWRP) when she was at York University, which is now based at the University of Victoria Centre for Global Studies and she currently directs the Institute for International Women’s Rights and teaches human rights courses at Global College.  

As a human rights lawyer she has specialized in developing curriculum and practice "Lived Rights" and "Evidence-based Advocacy" in the application of human rights law and policy in Canada and internationally, emphasizing international, inter-disciplinary, and inter-generational dialogue.  Following her term as Global College principal, she was seconded by UWinnipeg President Lloyd Axworthy as the Human Rights Fellow on staff in the UNFPA-Geneva Office. She was the only Canadian to be invited by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to present in the 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the panel entitled Setting Priorities for the Future: Strengthening the Work of the Human Rights Council and other Inter-governmental Bodies and Processes in the area of violence against women (June 5, 2013, Geneva).

“My focus is on the urgent need for integration of human security and human rights in active implementation of women’s human rights,” said McPhedran, when interviewed. “Also needed is a much greater appreciative inclusion of civil society actors — such as universities, NGOs and corporate leaders — in UN strategies to counter the global pandemic of violence against women and girls, with Canada as no exception.”

Professor McPhedran has designed and teaches several innovative Global College courses. Every August, she teaches in the intensive pilot course (HR-2600) for the education program of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights “Emerging Issues in Human Rights” - which she designed in collaboration with the Museum and Rotary World Peace Partners.

Professor Kristi Kenyon

Professor Kristi Kenyon
Assistant Professor

Phone: 204.988.7107
Email: kr.kenyon@uwinnipeg.ca

Dr. Kenyon's research and teaching is informed and inspired by more than fifteen years working in, on and with civil society organisations in Southern Africa, South East Asia and Canada. Her current research focuses on the role that non-governmental organisations play in promoting, protecting and interpreting human rights. She has particular interests in understanding why groups choose to frame their advocacy claims as rights, what role rights-based advocacy plays in HIV advocacy, and how human rights are understood by activists in different social and political contexts. Alongside these interests she has a strong interest in participatory, experiential and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning.

Prior to joining the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Kenyon held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of British Columbia where she was a Trudeau, SSHRC and Liu Institute Scholar. She holds an MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex (UK) and a BA in Political Science (UBC). She has worked as a human rights practitioner with groups including the Amnesty International International Secretariat (London), the Asian Institute for Development Communication (Kuala Lumpur) and the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (Gaborone), and has served on the board of local and international development organizations in Canada and Botswana.

Lloyd Kornelsen

Lloyd Kornelsen
Practicum Director

Phone: 204.786.7532
Email: l.kornelsen@uwinnipeg.ca

Lloyd Kornelsen is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg (UW). In addition, he serves as the director of the Global Issues Education Project and the coordinator for the Human Rights practicum program at Global College, UW. He is the associate chair (acting) of the Joint Masters Program in Peace and Conflict Studies (Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg).

In 2013 Dr. Kornelsen was awarded the Manitoba Education Research Network award for his efforts in exploring the intersection between experiential learning, international practicums, and global citizenship. Recently, his work has taken him to Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, and Thailand. His recently published book, Stories of transformation: Memories of a global citizenship practicum, examines the meaning of global citizenship and its most affecting pedagogies.

Prior to his academic appointment at UW, Lloyd Kornelsen was a secondary school teacher and school administrator. In addition, for many years he was an adult educator and corporate conflict/mediation consultant. His clients included local, national, and international groups and firms.

Flavio Fonseca

Flavio Fonseca
Project Manager

Phone: 204.988.7102
Email: fl.fonseca@uwinnipeg.ca

Flavio Fonseca is an International Development Projects' Manager and Financial Analyst. Before joining Global College at the University of Winnipeg, Flavio acquired over 17 years of experience working in various capacities as a staff member of the United States Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development in his home country, Nicaragua as well as East Timor, South Asia. Flavio was recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship granted by the United States Information Agency, 1991 - 1993. He holds a B.S. in Agriculture Administration from the Universidad Centroamericana – Nicaragua; A B.S. in Agriculture Business from Iowa State University – USA; A Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Finance both conferred by the Universidad Autónoma de Nicaragua. Flavio relocated to Winnipeg along with his family in October 2011 and deeply enjoys working in a multicultural environment in pursuit of achieving international human rights, social justice, peace and development of less favored nations.

Emily Epp: Office Coordinator

Emily Keijzer
Office Coordinator

Phone: 204.988.7105
Email: e.keijzer@uwinnipeg.ca

Emily Keijzer is a recent graduate of the Global College, with a double major in human rights and conflict resolution studies. She worked actively in student politics during her undergraduate degree, with a focus on combatting sexual violence on campus. She has held multiple positions with the University of Winnipeg Students' Association, including Chair of the Board and Vice-President Internal Affairs. Emily continues to sit on the University of Winnipeg Sexual Misconduct Committee, and was the keynote speaker at the National Conference on Campus Sexual Assault for Higher Education Administrators with Jan Byrd in November 2016. Emily believes strongly in human rights, with a particiular interest in the fields of transitional justice and women's rights.

Professor Saad Khan

Saad Khan
Contract Faculty

Saad Khan is a former international human rights lawyer and a current student in the Joint Masters Program in Peace and Conflict Studies offered by the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba.

Saad’s research focuses on issues of gender, conflict and identity and the ways through which individuals can empower themselves during and post violent conflict. Saad’s area of expertise includes designing hybrid systems for post-peace accord societies. He is also interested in examining the perceptions of immigrants about the relationship between their host countries and their parent countries.

Before moving to Winnipeg, Saad was the founder and chief mediator of Forum for Dispute Resolution Pakistan and practiced constitutional, refugee and international human rights law.

He received an LLM in international human rights law from the Georgetown University Law Centre and an LLB from the University of Karachi.

Dean Peachey

Dean E. Peachey, PhD (On leave until June 30, 2017)
Executive Director
Coordinator, Human Rights Program

Dean Peachey has served as Executive Director of Global College since 2013. His teaching and research focuses on transitional justice (ways of responding to human rights atrocities), peacebuilding, and reconciliation in a variety of settings. He teaches in the BA in Human Rights as well as the Joint MA in Peace and Conflict Studies. He is a proponent of experience-based education, and has led Global College students on field courses in Manitoba, South Africa, Israel and Palestine.

Recent research examines the meaning of reconciliation in Canada between Indigenous and other Canadians, and community-based reconciliation efforts in northern Uganda that arise from two decades of civil war between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army.

He has broad interests in peacebuilding and development in Africa, and has conducted program reviews for Mennonite Central Committee in Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zambia.

Before moving to Winnipeg, he worked for twenty years in Kitchener, Ontario, where he was active in developing the theory and practice of conflict resolution in Canada. He founded Conflict Resolution Network Canada, taught Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, served as president of the Fund for Dispute Resolution, and was a member of the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services. He has worked as mediator and conflict resolution consultant in a variety of settings, including community issues, land use and planning disputes, alternatives to litigation, and religious contexts.