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Athabasca University

Dr. Catherine Baillie Abidi



Catherine Baillie Abidi is a scholarly practitioner who bridges community and academia, with an interest in adult education, global education, peacebuilding education, and migration and settlement. She completed her PhD at St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) in Educational Studies with a focus on violence transformation, peacebuilding education, and participatory research with young adults. She has over fifteen years experience working in the humanitarian field where she facilitated hundreds of learning opportunities within diverse communities; developed curriculum and policy on multiple complex social issues; and supported secondary schools, academic institutions and community organizations seeking to enhance peaceful practices. She is also a mother of two and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Updated May 29 2017 by CDE

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