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We help people make sense of the world through joint efforts to transform it.

Jacques Chevalier

Jacques Chevalier is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. The author of many scholarly books and articles on a range of topics, including international development, Latin American anthropology, semiotics and neurophilosophy, Dr. Chevalier supports novel approaches to community, workplace, school and public engagement in action learning and research.

Daniel Buckles

Daniel Buckles is a skilled facilitator, evaluator and researcher with 25 years of experience in international and Canadian settings. Currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Dr. Buckles was senior staff at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for 10 years. Previously, he was a Senior Scientist and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in Mexico. He brings knowledge of agriculture, the environment, indigenous land rights and local economic development to his work with people.

Michelle Bourassa

Michelle Bourassa is an Adjunct Research Professor in Education at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). She spent twenty years teaching courses in special education and differential learning at Ottawa University. She currently leads the Collectif des Savoirs Apprenants, a community of practice involving university researchers, school counsellors and graduate students who share a common interest in collaborative action learning and research. Dr.Bourassa is the author of scholarly publications on novel approaches to school engagement in action research, teacher training, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and mental health using the lens of neurosciences.


Carlos Tapia Jopia
Christian Michelot
Rachel Thibeault
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