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OPIRG Brock is looking for Board Members to join our Board of Directors! 
We currently have two (2) Board vacancies for the positions of:


Human Resources/Staff Relations & OPIRG Provincial Liaison

Apply to be on the Board here:

OPIRG Brock 2022 Board Application (Word Doc Version)

OPIRG Brock 2022 Board Application (PDF Version)

2021-2022 Board of Directors + Staff

The Board of Directors are the governing body of OPIRG Brock. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting or appointed through an internal process during the year.
 

We currently have 2 staff members at OPIRG Brock - 1 unionized, part-time Volunteer, Training & Planning Coordinator and 1 contract bookkeeper. Staff members are ex-officio members of the Board of Directors.

 

Claire (she/her)

Board Facilitator

Claire has been a long-time OPIRG Brock member, and frequently partners with OPIRG through her employer to provide overdose prevention and response training.

Claire attended Brock for a Master's of Geography in 2016, and voluntarily withdrew to have a baby- who is now a full blown kid! Claire has lived experience with persistent mental health issues, and is passionate about prison abolition and harm reduction.

Fiona (they/she)

Finance/Treasurer

Fiona McKay (they/she) is a neurodivergent queer who grew up on the shared lands of the Three Fires Confederacy and was radicalized by completing a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in operations from Brock University, living on the shared lands of the Haudenosaunee, Aanishinaabeg, Wendat and Chonnonton people for the past 8 years.

 

Fiona has lived experience of mental health issues and disabilities, and is passionate about anti-imperialism, police and prison abolition, and accessibility.

Kaho (she/her)

Grants & Fundraising

Kaho is an international student from Japan who has been in Niagara for 5+ years where she is pursuing a Master's Degree in Critical Sociology at Brock University! Kaho is particularly interested in environmental justice and multi-species social justice issues and movements.

 

She is currently focusing on community organizing with Extinction Rebellion Niagara as a core member, and developing programs and strategies for animal movement building with Animal Alliance Asia.

Kostyn (he/him)
Volunteers & Partnerships Liason
Margret (she/her)
Communications & Media Relations

Kostyn is a white settler who lives and grew up on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Chonnonton, and Wendat Peoples in Niagara.

Kostyn writes all kinds of things from songs, to poetry, to weird eco-philosophy/literary criticism, and is particularly interested in the intersections between ecology, anarchism, queerness, and anti/post/de-colonialism. Kostyn has a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Brock, and is always looking for ways to make sure “decolonization is not a metaphor” in, out, and beyond academe. 

Margret is a settler born and living in Niagara on the territories of the Haudenosaunee, Aanishinaabeg, Wendat and Chonnonton people, after living and studying in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong where she recieved her B.A in Environmental Science and Studies.

Margret is an avid crafter, outdoorsman and aspiring guitar player, and is interested in environmental and reproductive justice and all their intersections, as well as community organizing.

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Vanessa (she/her)

Contract Bookkeeper

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Kerry Duncan (they/them)

Volunteer, Planning, & Training Coordinator Staff Member

Kerry is a community-educated queer and disabled family caregiver, with an academic background. Kerry is a white settler who grew up on the traditional lands of the Saugeen First Nation (Thornbury, ON), and lived for many years on unceded and unsurrended Algonquin territory (Ottawa, ON). While working on their undergrad, they worked with a range of campus and community activist groups, primarily focused on disability justice, affordable post-secondary education, labour rights, and climate justice.


Residing in Niagara since 2014, Kerry is most well known for working at Mahtay Cafe and OPIRG Brock, as well as being a contributor to The Sound. Over the past two years, Kerry has also been working with OUTniagara’s region-wide project, Informed, Inclusive, Indivisible: Collectively Advancing 2SLGBTQ+ Equality in Niagara+, and has been collecting and selling used books and zines through their online bookshop Dusk+Dawn Books!