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 a key player in the overall communications strategy. He helps to share and disseminate research, host events across Canada and around the world, create graphics, produce videos, and curate web content.
Simone Chia-Kangata joined the CYRRC as Project Manager in May 2017. Simone brings over ten years of experience in research and evaluation, project design, implementation and management, business management, knowledge mobilization and 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 worked in the public sector and NGO sector in Ottawa, the UK, Kenya, Somaliland and Nova Scotia and has served on Municipal government in Nova Scotia.
Brandon Young works as a Media and Communications Assistant at the CYRRC. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King’s College and an Advanced Public Relations Diploma from Nova Scotia Community College. A nationally published magazine writer, his work has been featured in publications both near and far. Bringing communications skills ranging from copywriting to video editing and more, he joined the team in 2018 to maintain our social media presence, as well as other tasks pertaining to our communications.
Dorine Akwiri works as the Knowledge Mobilization Assistant at AMSSA and CYRRC. Based in Vancouver, Dorine is currently a graduate student in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Moi University. She worked in the NGO and public sector in Kenya before moving to Canada.