Simone Chia-Kangata joined the CYRRC as Project Manager in May 2017. Simone brings expertise in research and evaluation, project design, implementation and management, business management, knowledge mobilization and social media marketing. Simone has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from McGill University. She has lived and worked in the public sector and NGO sector in Ottawa, the UK, Kenya, Somaliland and Nova Scotia. Simone is a Municipal Councillor and small-business owner in her hometown of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
Brandon Mott works as Communications Specialist at the Resilience Research Centre and has been a part of the team since 2012. He also works with the CYRRC, RYSE Project, and Wisdom2Action. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Dalhousie University and along with extensive experience from other creative projects is an integral part of sharing and disseminating research, hosting events, and creating web content.