Faculty & Staff

Global College

Jan Stewart, Executive Director of Global College

Lloyd Kornelsen, Director of Human Rights Degree Program

Dean Peachey, Professor

Kristi Kenyon, Assistant Professor

Flavio Fonseca, Program Manager

Nivin Abdalla, Office Coordinator

Jan Stewart

Dr. Jan Stewart, PhD 
Executive Director of Global College

Phone: 204.786.9316
Office: 2Ri04

Jan Stewart, Ph.D is Deputy Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic at The University of Winnipeg and Acting Executive Director of The Global College.  She has returned to the Global College after having previously served as the Director of the Institute for Children Affected by War from 2006-2011. Jan was the lead investigator of a three-year national research program funded by SSHRC, CERIC, and Mitacs to examine best practices for supporting refugee and newcomer youth. She is the lead investigator of a provincially-funded research program exploring the mental health needs and challenges for refugee youth and a SSHRC funded study on the settlement, education and psychosocial needs of Syrian refugees in Canada. Jan just recently completed the Harvard Medical School Certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery.

With over 30 years of teaching, research, and field experience, Jan has achieved expertise working with children and youth who have been affected by conflict, trauma, violence, abuse, mental health issues, neglect, and human rights violations. She has led international research and teacher development programs in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Uganda and she has conducted national and international seminars and conferences around the world.  Jan has published numerous journal and magazine articles and she has appeared on national and international television and radio shows.  Jan is the author of The Anger Workout Book for Teens, The Tough Stuff Series, The STARS Program and Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators.  Her new book, Bridging Two Worlds: Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth was released in January 2018.


Dr. Lloyd Kornelsen, PhD
Director, Human Rights Degree Program

Phone: 204.786.7532
Office: 2G15

Lloyd Kornelsen has served Global College in a variety of capacities since 2007, including executive director (acting), program consultant, practicum coordinator, and most recently, associate chair of the Joint Master’s Program (University of Winnipeg / University of Manitoba) in Peace and Conflict Studies. Currently he is the Director of the Human Rights Program at Global College.

Lloyd played an instrumental role in creating and implementing the Human Rights degree (2007-2014). A primary concern of his, throughout its development, was to provide a curricular bridge between high school and university, particularly for students interested in learning about democratic citizenship and human rights in a globalizing world.

In 2013 Dr. Kornelsen was presented the Manitoba Education Research Network award for outstanding achievement in education research for his efforts in exploring the intersection of experiential learning, international practicums, and global citizenship. His academic work has been published in numerous publications, national and international, and taken him to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, China, India, and Thailand. His recent book, Stories of transformation: Memories of a global citizenship practicum, examines the meaning of global citizenship and its most affecting pedagogies.

Prior to coming to Global College, Lloyd was a high school teacher and 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.

Dr. Kornelsen received a PhD from the University of Manitoba, an MA in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and a BEd (Gold Medal) from the University of Manitoba.

Dean Peachey

Dr. Dean E. Peachey, PhD 

Phone: 204.988.7112
Office: 2MS04

Dean Peachey's 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.


Dr. Kristi Kenyon, PhD
Assistant Professor

Phone: 204.988.7107
Office: 2MS07

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 research focuses on the role that non-governmental organisations play in promoting, protecting and interpreting human rights and health. She also has a strong interest in participatory, experiential and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning.

Dr. Kenyon is a 2017-2019 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research – Azrieli Global Scholar in the Successful Societies program, and a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development (Dalhousie University). She is the author of Resilience and Contagion: Invoking Human Rights in African HIV Advocacy (McGill-Queens, 2017).

Prior to joining the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Kenyon held postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University (SSHRC) and in the Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She completed a PhD in Political Science at the University of British Columbia and an MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex (UK). Dr. Kenyon has worked as a human rights practitioner with 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. She is currently the University of Winnipeg faculty liaison for the Canadian  International Council - Winnipeg Branch.

Flavio Fonseca

Flavio Fonseca
Project Manager

Phone: 204.988.7102
Office: 2MS03

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.

Nivin Abdalla
Office Coordinator

Phone: 204.988.7105
Office: 1MS20

Nivin Abdalla has a BA in Public Relations and Advertising. Since moving to Canada in 2014, Nivin enrolled as an intrernational student in University of Winnipeg, and obtained a Public Relations and Strategic Communication Diploma, a Marketing Management Diploma, and Management Certificate by 2015. She worked for the European Union, as an Executive Secretary, and supported the Political, Economic, and Human Rights diplomatic officials.

Prior to working for the Global College, Nivin has worked for the Department of Economics at the University of Winnipeg. She is pationate about traveling and exploring more about indegionous culture.