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.

VP

Daphne Maurer is a Distinguished University Professor from McMaster University.  Although officially retired, she continues to do fundamental research on perceptual development, to which she has added applied research on effective visual screening of young children.
She has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and many awards. As a scientist, she is very concerned about the open sharing of scientific knowledge and the implementation of evidence-based policy.

Beyond her academic research, she is active in setting national policy on the ethics of research with humans and in Senior College of the University of Toronto.

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.

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.

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Director

Martin Klein is a retired professor of African history, who taught for 29 years at the University of Toronto. He served as President of the African Studies Association (US) and the Canadian Association of African Studies. He has also been involved over a long career in questions of rights, one of which is access to information.

Retired Founder

Phyllis

Phyllis Creighton is a retired 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.

Volunteer

Geraldine holds a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and B.Sc. and LL.B. degrees from the University of New Brunswick. Her career has engaged her in environmental consulting, law practice, and government work. She is a retired Professor from Seneca College’s School of International Business and Management. Geraldine is a steadfast proponent of social justice, environmental protection, and compassionate relationships with animals. Holidays often find her hiking with her dog along coastal trails in New Brunswick, or exploring nature further afield.

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