Diane Connors

Diane is a born and raised Edmontonian, only recently aware of the power of her connection to this river city in the north.  She is deeply interested in social justice, especially in the intersections of gender, class, race, and environmental justice. She completed a Master of Resource and Environmental Management at Dalhousie, quickly falling in love with Halifax. During her degree she studied community-based management, focusing on how indigenous cultures relate to the land they live on and the resources they harvest, as well as on the importance of building social capital between people as part of the solution to our global problems. Diane began her university career in art and design, and always enjoys finding ways to incorporate visual elements and artistic concepts in her projects. Currently, Diane works in Edmonton at the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation finding ways to build capacity, especially through strengthening the network of social capital in the international development and global citizenship education sector in Alberta and Canada. She is very much looking forward to going through the Next Up program with a great cohort and learning and contributing to as much as possible!