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Summer Institute Facilitators

TLC SUMMER INSTITUTE - June 18 to June 30, 2012

The facilitators at this year's Summer Institute are a wonderful group of people with diverse backgrounds, who are coming to us from across the country to share in the collaborative learning experiences of the Summer Institute. Check out their profiles that are listed here, and get to know them better before you meet them this summer!

Our 2012 Summer Institute Faciltators Include:                                                                                                               
Jessica Bell

Jennifer Chan

Catherine Chater

Mark Hathaway

Dorothy Lichtblau

Jeana McCabe

Marina Quattrocchi

Sheila Stewart

 

 


Confirmed Facilitators (alphabetical by last name)

Jessica Bell
 
Jessica, M.Ed. (Adult Education and Community Development), is a trainer, social justice campaigner, and facilitator. She is a lecturer in the non-profit and voluntary sector management program at Ryerson University, co-founder of training organization, Tools for Change, and a trainer with the Ruckus Society. More information can be found at jessicabell.org or Toolsforhcange.net.

Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan is the Founder of Exhibit Change, a design driven community engagement consultancy and think tank, encouraging impact through design thinking and playful curiosity to promote service learning, civic engagement and community building.  She has an education in architecture, lighting and exhibit design, working experience in community engagement and a passion for motivating learning. A hybrid designer, she designs space, experience, visions, concepts, inspiration and community. She loves to get to know people to find their passion, their creativity and their integral amazingness.


Catherine Chater

Catherine has been practicing as a mental health therapist within the community for over 7 years, though her involvement with health services spans inpatient, outpatient, research and academic settlings. She has trained through the Clinical Behavioural Sciences program at McMaster University in the use of individual and group-based cognitive behavioural therapy and is experienced in Mindfulnness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Catherine has studied with Tribal Elder Gaisheda Kheawok for eight yearsand is a graduate of the Whiserping Song School of Energy Medicine 4-year Apprenticeshop and 2-year Mentorshop Programs, where she has recieved intensive group and individual training in the practice of Shamanic Soul-Based Energy Medicine. She is the Director of the Whispering Song Healing Guild.


Mark Hathaway

Mark Hathaway is the author (together with Leonardo Boff) of "The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation," winner of the 2010 Nautilus Book Award for Cosmology/New Science. Mark draws on years of in-depth research into ecology, cosmology, and worldviews and is a trained facilitator of Joanna Macy's "Work that Reconnects," the Pachamama Alliance's "Awakening the Dreamer" symposium, and a variety of spiritual practices. Mark is a PhD candidate in adult education and enviornmental studies at OISE/UT where he researches the lived experience of "ecological wisdom" - including the nature, meaning, and manifestations of this wisdom as well as how different life experiences may faciltate its cultivation. 

 


Dorothy Lichtblau

Dorthothy Lichtblau is a qualitative and arts based researcher who studies the construction of identity and personal, professional, and community development. In 2008-2009 she was the Horowitz Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research Teacher Education and Development, at the University of Alberta. During her residency at the Centre she designed and was the principal investigator of a study that examined how regular reflection on experiences in the outdoors enhanced educators' ecological awareness. Her published articles focus on education, women's lives, and the arts. Her short fiction has been published in literary anthologies and her dramatic writing has been performed at storytelling and theatre festivals. As a guest lecturer of graduate classes in education she facilitated experiential examinations of the Construction of Identity and Qualitative Research Methods.


Jeana McCabe

Jeana McCabe is a social justice documentary teacher and producer in the TCDSB. As a veteran educator, exemplar teacher and media curriculum design award recipient, Jeana has shared her expertise through social justice media workshops both here and abroad. As a native of North Bay, ON, Jeana's education led her to Toronto where she studied psychology at York University and later her B.Ed. from U of T in music. Jeana's interests in media literacy led her to Concordia University for a diploma in Communications with an emphasis on documentary production. Since her return she has produced more than 150 short social justice documentaries with her students, designed & implemented new media curriculum and founded the 'Just' Docs Festival, now in its 9th year.

 

 


Marina Quattrocchi

Marina is a teacher and writer, with an interest in greater self-awarenesss, balance, and peace. She has a degree in Journalism from Ryerson, two degrees in Education, a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from Brock, and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from OISE, where her thesis examined the importance of doing dreamwork with secondary students. She has worked as a photojournalist, elementary teacher, and secondary English teacher, is the author of Dreamwork Uncovered, and working on a second book The Genius of Spirit. Her goal is to bring students greater clarity, compassion, and hope.


Sheila Stewart

Sheila loves helping people with their writing. She is a widely published poet and adult educator. Her first collection of poetry entitled, A Hat to Stop a Train is in its second printing. Her second, The Shape of a Throat is forthcoming in 2012 with Signature Editions. Sheila co-edited The Art of Poetic Inquiry, forthcoming with Backalong Books in 2012. Her work has received support from Toronto, Ontario, and Canada arts councils. She is a PhD candidate in Adult Education and Community Development, using poetry in her arts-informed thesis.


 


 

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