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Community Engagement

Our Team

Currently our team is working in a virtual office. Please reach out to Ananya Yadav by email: with any inquiries.

Our Leaders


Karen Balcom

PhD; she/her/hers

Academic Director, Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning

Associate Professor of History/Gender & Social Justice

Ameil Joseph

PhD; he/him/his

Academic Director of Community-Engaged Research and Relationships

Holder, Faculty of Social Sciences Professorship in Equity, Identity and Transformation
Associate Professior

Our Administration

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Shahad Al-Saqqar

MSc, BHSc (Hon)

Strategic Manager of Community-Engaged Research

Jay Carter

Knowledge Broker Manager

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Evan Gravely

MA, BES; he/him/his

Research Shop Manager


Randy Kay

Outreach Director, CityLAB Hamilton Semester in Residence

Ashley Shinde


On Leave - Program Coordinator

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Sashaina Singh

Senior Manager

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Ananya Yadav


Program Coordinator