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Berthiaume Annabelle

Annabelle Berthiaume

Title or Function: PhD Candidate

Institution/Organization : School of Social Work, McGill University

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Annabelle Berthiaume is a research assistant in Cluster III on cases studies of collaborations between foundations. Under the supervision of Sylvain Lefèvre, she analyses potential strengths and weaknesses attributed to the creation of a foundation collective working on issues of social inequality in Quebec. Annabelle also collaborates as a research assistant on a joint research project with the Béati Foundation as part of the Services aux collectivités of UQAM exploring the relationship between the Foundation and fundees.

Outside the Laboratory:

Annabelle is a PhD candidate at McGill’s School of Social Work, in the joint program with University of Montréal and UQAM. Her research interests include exploring the different organizational models addressing social issues (public, private, community group), community action, and social movements. Her thesis addresses the question of collaboration between these models in a gentrifying neighbourhood in Montreal, Quebec.

Email Address: annabelle.berthiaume@mail.mcgill.ca

Websites: https://mcgill.academia.edu/AnnabelleBerthiaume


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Lynn Gidluck, PhD

Title or Function: Research Assistant

Institution/Organization : Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Lynn is privileged to have the opportunity to be serving as Dr. Iryna Khovrenkov's research assistant for this project. The work Dr. Khovrenkov has done on Canadian foundations is groundbreaking and her knowledge of quantitative methodologies, statistics and economic theory is inspiring.

Outside the Laboratory:

Lynn defended her Ph.D. dissertation in history and public policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School at the University of Regina in 2015. Her Ph.D research focuses on collaborative governance and ways government agencies and the voluntary sector can work together more effectively.

When Lynn is not wearing her "academic" hat, she is a partner in a public relations firm. Through this work, she helps many non-profit organizations build capacity through fundraising campaigns, organizing special events and strategic communications efforts. Her other research interests include issues of race, racism and racial identity in transracial adoption and the history of social democracy. Her book – Visionaries, Crusaders and Firebrands: The Idealist Canadians that Built the NDP was published in 2012 by James Lorimer and Company. Together with a colleague from Memorial University she has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on adoption.

Email Address: lgidluck@benchmarkpr.ca

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Glass Juniper

Juniper Glass

Title or Function: Research Officer

Institution/Organization : Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Carleton University

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Collaborating with Jean-Marc Fontan and Nancy Pole, Juniper completed a study on how foundations are collaborating with each other across Canada. Collaborating with Francois Brouard, Juniper documented the challenges and opportunities related to reporting and information flows by and about grantmaking foundations. Paying particular attention to issues of transparency, accountability to communities, and effective partnerships, she hopes that this research will support the efforts of Canadian foundations to collaborate with other stakeholders and contribute to social change.

Outside the Laboratory:

Juniper Glass holds a Master in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. She is a consultant that supports foundations and nonprofits with grantmaking strategy, impact evaluation and partnership development. Her clients include Community Foundations of Canada, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples, and Pathy Family Foundation. Juniper has worked in nonprofits for nearly 20 years, most recently as Senior Director, Strategy and Partnerships at Girls Action Foundation and previously in organizations addressing food security, affordable housing and sustainability. She is a member of SectorPulse, the national advisory council for Imagine Canada and The Philanthropist journal.

Email Address: juniperglass@gmail.com

Website: ca.linkedin.com/in/juniperglass/

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David Grant-Poitras

Title or function : M.A. candidate

Institution/organization: Sociology of sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal

Involvement in the Laboratory :

David Grant-Poitras is responsible of the PhiLab monthly bulletin, Philanthropic Year, a bulletin that presents references on current scientific issues and on various themes related to grantmaking philanthropy. He also writes articles to feed the blog. These articles are an opportunity to go interviewing the philanthropic community.

Outside the Laboratory :

David is a candidate for the Masters in Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Under the supervision of Jean-Marc Fontan, his thesis examines the development of socially responsible finance within Quebec foundations. His research interests are in the field of the sociology of giving: the new frontiers for the philanthropic intervention of foundations, the social function of volunteerism and the perverse effects of donation on an international scale.

Email Address: davidgrant-p@hotmail.com


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Sara Hall

Title or Function: PhD Candidate

Institution/Organisation : McGill University

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Sara's involvement with the project began as a Research Assistant for Jean-Marc Fontan at UQAM in 2013, where She assisted with translating and editing the SSHRC grant application. Sara is currently a member of Cluster II – Legal and Governance – where she is working as a Research Assistant for Peter Elson. Their paper focuses on how Canadian grant-making foundations are engaged in the policy change process

Outside the Laboratory:

Sara is currently a PhD candidate in sociology at McGill University, and is based in Vancouver, BC. Her research interests include political sociology, social movements, nationalism, race and ethnicity, as well as citizenship, immigration, and cultural policy, in Western Europe and Canada. Her dissertation focuses on new museums of non-Western cultures in contemporary France as a means for addressing changing conceptions of nationhood and immigrant integration. She is also a copy editor for Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, and work as a freelance copy editor.

Email Address: sara.hall@mail.mcgill.ca


McDougall Corrie Lynn

Corrie Lynn McDougall

Title or Function: Research Assistant

Institution/Organization: Research Associate; PhD; Instructor in International Development Studies

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Dr. McDougall is working with Dr. Sid Frankel to produce a critical analysis of definitions and analytic frameworks based on a review of the Canadian and international literature. They are also working together to explore and assess the development and impact of The Winnipeg Foundation, which is the oldest community foundation in Canada established in 1921.

Outside the Laboratory:

Corrie Lynn graduated with a PhD. in Development and International Relations from Aalborg University, DK in 2008. She has been teaching at universities in Denmark and Canada in the areas of community-based development, the international aid system, and action research. Corrie Lynn’s research interests encompass: the formation and growth of non-profit organizations; strategic responses of non-profit organizations to changing policy; and organizational learning. Corrie Lynn has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and works as a freelance consultant on community development and organizational development for community-based and charitable organizations. She is a grant reviewer for the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, a charitable foundation located in Winnipeg, MB.

Email Address: corrie.ominnik@gmail.com


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Nancy Pole

Title or Function: Research Agent

Institution/Organization : Independent consultant

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Nancy Pole is preparing a literature review on philanthropy, cities and social innovation in summer-fall 2017, as part of the lead-up to the Summit on Philanthropic Culture to be held in November 2017. She also works with Jean-Marc Fontan as part of the evaluation team for Montreal’s Collective Impact Project, a community change accelerator coordinated by Centraide of Greater Montreal and bringing together eight other grantmaking foundations.

Over the past two years, Nancy completed two other research mandates for PhiLab:

- a literature review and a series of interviews as part of a landscape assessment framing the topic of collaborations amongst Canadian grantmaking foundations;  

-a case study on Vital Signs’ local collaborations. 

Outside the Laboratory:

Drawing upon 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Nancy is a consultant specializing in evaluation and strategic learning for networks, grantmakers and initiatives focusing on comprehensive community change.  In addition, she offers coaching and facilitation in planning and governance to networks, partnerships and collaborative ventures.

Nancy holds a Masters degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University.  Her Masters research focused on Canadian grantmaking foundations’ evaluation and learning practices

- an area of interest that grew out of her own experience as a place-based grantmaker and program manager at Centraide of Greater Montreal. 

Email Address: nancypole@co-spire.ca

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Nicole Rigillo

Title or Function: Research Assistant and Conference Coordinator

Institution/Organization : McGill University, Department of Anthropology

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Nicole is currently collaborating with Nazita Lajevardi, Mirle Rabinowitz Bussel, and James Stauch on a critical literature review of the history and current status of grant-making foundations in an international context. The review compares grant-making practices in the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and France as a means of highlighting the specificity of the Canadian grantmaking scene.

Outside the Laboratory:

Nicole's research interests are located at the intersection of international development, global health, and forms of politics that centre on the enhancement of human life. She recently submitted her doctoral dissertation at McGill University, which examines corporate social responsibility as a non-state based form of welfare provision for resource poor communities in India. Her M.A. research sought to explain how and why rumours and mistrust have undermined public health campaigns promoting condoms for HIV prevention in Southern Africa. She has also been involved in several research projects focused on the health of Inuit and Aboriginal communities in Quebec. She is passionate about contemporary development research and practice, follows closely innovations in global health programming, and is on the lookout for new research partnerships and opportunities.

Email Address: nicole.rigillo@mail.mcgill.ca

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Mélanie St-Pierre

Title or Function: MA Candidate

Institution/Organization: School of Management, UQAM

Involvement in the Laboratory:

Melanie is a research assistant under the supervision of Sylvain Lefèvre. She is working in Cluster III for the SSHRC partnership development project, which is focusing on case studies of collaboration and the influence of foundations. She is mainly studying the creation of a network of foundations in Quebec, as well as the challenges and opportunities of the process.

Outside the Laboratory:

Melanie is presently working as a Communication Advisor for Concert’Action Lachine, a coordinating committee involved in the neighborhood’s social development. She is doing a Master in Strategy, Social and Environmental Responsibility at Université du Québec à Montréal. For her research, Melanie is interested in collaborative spaces dedicated to open innovation and their potential for sustainable development

Email Address: melanie.l.stp@gmail.com


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