Regular Members

InterCulture's "regular" members are dedicated professionals involved in many of InterCulture's projects. They serve as important resource specialists but generally do not have current university ties.

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Sylvie BLANGY (Ph.D.)

Email: sblangy@gmail.com

Sylvie Blangy is a European Union Marie Curie research fellow who joined InterCulture when she was seconded to Carleton University in Ottawa (ON). She brings a wealth of academic and research experience with practical application, having studied in France and working extensively not only in France but worldwide. Her major projects have focused on Latin America, Africa and Europe (including Eastern Europe) for such contractors as the European Union, French/German/U.S. Development Assistance Agencies, and the French Ministry of Agriculture.

Sylvie has a wide range of expertise and is knowledgeable in eco-certification, product development, market studies, national policies, park master plan, regional strategies, environmental impact assessment, code of ethics, environmental guidelines, project evaluation for donors and developing agencies, etc. She published more than 40 articles in French and English speaking magazines and scientific journals, and lectured on ecotourism in French Universities for five years.

Most recently, Sylvie has served as juror for the 2010 "Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award".

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Tony GASTON (Ph.D.)

Email: gaston@3web.com

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Lornne HOLYOAK (Ph.D.)

Email: lorne.holyoak@swc-cfc.gc.ca

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Gabriel JONES

Email:gjones@Gallery.ca

Gabriel H. Jones is currently working towards an M.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. His research interests fall within the framework of the anthropology of religion with a special emphasis on Asian indigenous culture. Gabriel is a career museologist with emphases on exhibitions and artefact preservation. He is especially interested in the preservation of ethnographic and religious heritage.

When not working with InterCulture, Gabriel Jones divides his time between setting up exhibits for the National Gallery of Canada and various personal and institutional research projects. He has also been known to spend time in the studio painting. He brings to InterCulture skills in exhibition planning, curatorial writing, cultural preservation and research.

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Shelley RABINOVITCH (Ph.D.)

Email: tsivia@uOttawa.ca

Dr. Rabinovitch is an experienced researcher with a focus on women's studies, Wicca, and examining New Religious Movements from a sociological / anthropological perspective. She received "Part-Time Professor of the Year" award from the University of Ottawa in 2006, and was named "One of the 19 'Popular Profs' on the University of Ottawa in MacLeans Magazine's Annnual Report on Canadian Universities in 2005 and 2006.

With a creative interest in the "offbeat," Shelley has recorded English and Scottish border and original folksongs, been involved in day-long themed re-enactor conferences on Medieval and Renaissance history, authored numerous articles and books on magic, witchcraft, neo-paganism, and teen witch fiction, and entered competitions such as the "Worst Holiday Food Disaster" story-telling contest on Canada's CBC Radio.

Shelley is very involved in volunteer activities, particularly with the American and Canadian Red Cross both as a First Aid Instructor and in providing Emergency First Aid. She was recognized by the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Red Cross for volunteerism during the S.E. Asia Tsunami crisis.

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Linnéa ROWLATT (Ph.D.)

Email: linneasr@gmail.com

Following a first BA in English Literature, Linnéa graduated summa cum laude with a second BA, in Religious Studies (Inter-Cultural Studies Option) from the University of Ottawa, then completed her Master of Arts in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She is currently working on her Ph.D. at the University of Kent (Canterbury) and the Freie Universität Berlin under the sponsorship of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate. Her dissertation examines the role of climate changes in the Protestant Reformation through changing conceptual metaphors for the environment.

The overarching focus of Linnéa’s academic pursuit is the intersection of religion and ecology; in particular, how people of faith traditions integrate the environment - particularly climate change - into their worldviews.

Linnéa’s specific focus examines the discourse of Catholic, Protestant and Anabaptist writers from the Upper Rhine Valley during the 15th and 16th centuries; the Upper Rhine is a locale both where repeated, long-term unreliable and uncertain weather conditions, and the resulting material insecurities and losses were severe, and where Protestantism found an early and fervent home.

Linnéa brings to InterCulture a varied professional background in the performing arts (authorship, performance, production and administration), teaching, and biodynamic agriculture, as well as interests in Indigenous spirituality, shamanism, and food security issues.

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Georges SIOUI (Ph.D.)

Email: gsioui@uOttawa.ca

Georges E. Sioui was born in Wendaké (Village-des-Hurons), Québec, in 1948, and received both his MA and his Ph.D. in History from Laval University.

Prior to returning to do graduate studies in 1982, Sioui was Officer of Literature and Communications and Editor of the "Tawow" magazine for the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Responsible for the creation and implementation of governmental policies in matters of preservation and development of Aboriginal cultures in Canada, Dr. Sioui has also worked as Assistant-Director General and Corporate Secretary of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, in Chisasibi, Quebec. In May of 1990, Georges Sioui and his four brothers obtained a landmark victory in the Supreme Court of Canada (the "Sioui Case") over territorial and traditional land use rights.

Georges Sioui's projects and employment have consistently been rooted within the Amerindian/Aboriginal/Inuit communities and focal groups. His university teaching focuses, to a considerable extent, on the differences - particularly in terms of worldviews - between Aboriginal and Western cultures.

From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Sioui was Assistant Professor of Indian Studies and Dean of Academics of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, at the University of Regina. He then moved to Vancouver where he served as President of the Institute of Indigenous Government for several years. He then moved to Ottawa where he became Head of Research of the Indian Claims Commission. From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Sioui was the Coordinator of the newly-created Aboriginal Studies Program at the University of Ottawa. He is also the co-founder of the Association for Comparative Studies between Canada’s Amerindians and China’s Ethnic Minorities.

Georges Sioui is polyglot, an international speaker, poet, essayist and song-writer.

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Stéphanie TÉSIO (Ph.D.)

Email: irejean2002@yahoo.fr

A historian, Dr. Tésio has worked for over ten years as a researcher in archives such as the BAC-LAC, les Archives nationales du Québec, and some Centres d’archives in France. Both her Masters and Doctoral theses, which dealt with Pharmaceutical issues in France and Canada, concentrated on 17th- and 18th-century French texts.

Specializing on the history of New France, Dr. Tésio has worked as both archivist and professional museologist.

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Jimena TERRAZA (Ph.D.)

Email: jimena.terraza@utoronto.ca

Dr. Terraza is a linguist who is trained in bilingual curriculum development. She has worked in Québec on the use of community resources for promoting language retention, and has furthered our understanding of successful models of Aboriginal language education. Her work with the Wichi Indigenous peoples of South America, using participatory approaches to revitalizing their language, is moving from community based language curriculum development to policy reviews and critiques.

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