Who We Are

OUR EXECUTIVE

President

Margrit Eichler is Professor Emerita of OISE/UT. She received her PhD in Sociology from Duke University.  She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the European Academy of Sciences, and  she received an honorary doctorate from Brock University. She has remained an activist during her entire academic career.

Treasurer

Gilles Fecteau is a retired software developer.  He holds a BASc in applied physics from Laval University.  He spent the last 16 years of his IBM career in the Toronto software development laboratory where he worked in operating systems and relational database development.  Gilles worked closely with the IBM Watson and Almaden research centres where he gained an appreciation for the importance of pure research.  Gilles’s main interests are in protecting our environment and eliminating cruelty to animals.

Secretary

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Sue Kralik is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and earned a Master of Education degree at the University of Toronto. Sue recently retired as a school Principal. While working as a Principal, Sue led school based anti-war and social justice initiatives and remains committed to working for peace, social justice, and respect for the environment.

Director

Phyllis

Phyllis Creighton is a translations editor with the renowned Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada. She holds an MA in history from the University of Toronto. An ethicist and author — and Raging Granny–, she has long worked for peace, nuclear disarmament, human rights, social justice, conservation, and environmental protection. She holds the Anglican Award of Merit, the Order of Ontario, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

OUR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Graysanne Bedell, J.D., has been a corporate-commercial lawyer for 30 years. She was also a director and, for 6 years President, of Street Haven at the Crossroads, a charity that serves Toronto women facing great challenges such as homelessness.  She helped in the formation of the Community Forward Fund, an investment fund that lends money to charities and not-for-profit entities. Her goal is to work with a few good organizations on issues that she has identified as significant to a healthy, equitable and prosperous society within Canada.

Craig Heron is a professor of History at York University and the author of many articles and books on Canadian social and working-class history. He has also been active in helping to create and promote public history outside academia. He has been co-chair of the Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre, vice-chair of the Ontario Heritage Foundation, and president of the Canadian Historical Association. He is currently Vice-President External of the York University Faculty Association.

Michelle Murphy is a science and technology studies scholar whose research focuses on environmental science and health.  She is Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, as well as Director of the Technoscience Research Unit.

Linda Tu is a scientist by persuasion and training.  She received a Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from Wisconsin University,  After a career in creating computer systems she has been active in science education for mature learners.  She has served on the Don Valley Council and the local Board of Health as part of her interest in environmental well-being.

OUR INTERNS

Julia Wong is an intern at Our Right To Know.  She is a political enthusiast and aspiring adult.  She has worked on several political campaigns and is an active member of the Toronto literary community, having curated a youth reading series at Windup Bird Cafe.  Her work has been published in several literary magazines, like The Quilliad and TPL Young Voices.  When she isn’t writing or roping her friends into discussions on ethics, you can find her playing guitar or soccer.  She is a student at the Toronto French School.