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MARL’s Human Rights Education Program introduces new staff
MARL is welcoming Nadine McCaughan as the new Program Developer for the Human Rights Education Program. Nadine has a bachelors of Education from the University of Manitoba. She also holds a degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Currently Nadine is studying for a Master’s degree in Library Sciences and is also working part-time for the Winnipeg Public Libraries. Nadine is and has been involved in a variety of non-governmental organizations including Amnesty International, the Canadian Red Cross, the United Nations Association, the International Development Education Resource Association and others. She is looking forward to working with MARL to promote Human Rights Education for youth in Manitoba.
Roland Dion recently joined the MARL team as the Program Coordinator for the Youth Leadership in Human Rights Project. Roland retired from teaching recently (sort of) after 33 years in the classroom.
Throughout his career, he championed human rights causes either within his courses or with school or divisional committees. He was one of the founding members of the Transcona-Springfield Equity Race Relations Committee. When he moved to Collège Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau in 1990 he created a Human Rights Committee which eventually became the Social Justice Committee.
He worked on human rights issues and social justice projects with his students until his retirement in 2008. He had the good fortune to participate in a work project in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on three occasions. Those trips changed the way he sees the World and reinforced his belief in the necessity for change.
He is enjoying the challenges this project throws his way and he really likes being able to visit various schools to work with students who are passionate about human rights issues once again. Once a teacher, always a teacher!