Staff

A headshot of Linda Hawkins.
Director

Linda is currently on long-term leave.

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Acting Director

Elizabeth provides leadership and strategic direction to the Institute and guides the development of all programs.

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Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator

Caroline works with faculty members and students to broker relationships and enhance the impact of research.

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Research Shop Coordinator

Karen oversees the day-to-day functioning of the Research Shop. 

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Research Projects Assistant

Kendra provides research support and ensures that projects are on track at all stages of development and implementation.

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Community Engaged Learning Manager

Lindsey supports faculty members in building partnerships and curriculum for community-engaged learning.

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Research Associate

Mary provides research expertise to the Institute on a number of topics, including the social economy.

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Research Associate

Melissa provides consultation and knowledge mobilization support to a range of community engaged research projects at CESI.

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Community Engaged Learning Coordinator

Melissa builds capacity for community engaged learning with students and communities.

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Guelph Lab Facilitator

Sam develops and manages projects for the Guelph Lab, a collaboration between the Institute and the City of Guelph.

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Project Specialist

Samantha plans, develops, and implements community engaged learning opportunities involving local organizations, students and faculty.

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Administrative Assistant

Shirley provides administrative support to CESI.