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Principal Investigators

Ruth Elwood Martin
Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia
Director, Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education
ruth.martin(at) I 604.822.2496

Tara Zupancic
Founding Associate Director, Centre for Environmental Health Equity
tara.zupancic(at) I 416.550.1189

Samantha Sarra
Project Manager, Bonding Through Bars Roundtable
samanthasarra(at) I 604.363.5008

Kirsten Hargreaves
Social Development Manager District of Mission

Jane Buxton
Associate Professor
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

Planning Circle Members
Nicole Birch
Alison Granger-Brown
Christine Hemingway
Sheldon Hemingway
Mo Korchinski
Jane Miller-Ashton
Jen Smith
Erin Tisdale
Pam Young

Roundtable Coordinator and Facilitator: Shahar Rabi

Shahar is a lead teacher and the Director of Education for the New Earth Institute. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in Contemplative Education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology at City University of Seattle. Over the past fifteen years, Shahar has led workshops in Canada, Israel, India and other countries about integral intelligence and wellbeing, taught philosophy in formal and informal education programs.  Shahar holds a Masters in the field of management in education.  He won an award from the President of Israel for excellence in education and an award for social activity in his home city after founding a Second-Hand Center. Shahar directed an NGO in Israel that employed hundreds of students. 


Delegate Liaison, Robert Huff  

As communications coordinator at The Centre for Environmental Health Equity, Robert initiates and engages conversation for a number of national projects and merges his experience and talents to benefit communities across Canada. 


Joanne Forbes, Program Manager, International Programs
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
University of British Columbia
6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
T: 604-822-6566 C:604-671-4962



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