Meet Our Students (2022 Winter)

Read the biographies of our DSocSci students below.

Kelly Chahal

Kelly Chahal

Doctoral Student

Kuldeep Kelly Chahal is a Probation Officer who works with individuals who are sentenced to community corrections in order to facilitate interventions to allow offenders to change their criminal behaviours to pro social behaviors.

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Bree Claude

Bree Claude

Doctoral Student

Bree Claude is the Director of Family and Community Services with Strathcona County.  Bree is passionate about engaging citizens to create solutions for the challenges we are facing as a community.

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Bobbie Dawson

Bobbie Dawson

Doctoral Student

Bobbie Dawson (She/Her) has worked in various leadership positions in the public and not-for-profit sectors for nearly 20 years. Currently the CEO of United Way Northumberland, an organization that brings resources and people together to make the community measurably better, Dawson specializes in organizational culture and communications change management.

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Cammie Jaquays

Cammie Jaquays

Doctoral Student

Cammie, MBA (Concordia) is Professor Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Niagara College. Cammie has 20 years of university and college teaching experience, fostering an environment of experiential learning and innovative ideation.

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Paula Kent

Paula Kent

Doctoral Student

Paula Kent retired from her long-term career in retail banking, where she honed her people management, coaching and leadership skills. In 2017 Kent left banking, returning to school to pursue graduate studies in a new sector; Tourism and Hospitality.

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Beth Konomoto

Beth Konomoto

Doctoral Student

Beth Konomoto is co-chair of English Language Development at Camosun College where she works with students and faculty. Konomoto believes in using language and technology to level the playing field for all learners.

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Dorothy Massa

Dorothy Massa

Doctoral Student

Massa is a social scientist with nine years of experience in research, management, conflict resolution and entrepreneurship. Her research mainly targets policy transformation in Uganda.

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Susan Mide Kiss

Susan Mide Kiss

Doctoral Student

Susan Mide Kiss is the Vice President, Community Engagement portfolio at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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Asifa Nurani

Asifa Nurani

Doctoral Student

Asifa Nurani is a public health professional with over 19 years of experience in international development. Through the years, she has developed skills as well as global and cross–cultural competencies and experiences that have taught her the complexities of working in fragile environments.

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Cathy Sturgeon

Cathy Sturgeon

Doctoral Student

Cathy Sturgeon works at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supporting researchers in the “global South” on climate adaptation and resilient food systems. Prior to joining IDRC, Cathy led projects in Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Peru

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