Nathan Funk, PhD:

I am an Associate Professor and Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College at University of Waterloo. I have served on the boards of two Canadian non-governmental organizations, Project Ploughshares and Peacebuild: The Canadian Peacebuilding Network, and currently act as a Board member for the Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada as well as Global Peace Centre Canada. I have authored numerous writings on peacebuilding and international conflict resolution.

Jennifer Ball, PhD, RPP, MCIP:

I am an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. I hold a PhD in rural studies, with a focus on sustainable rural communities, from the University of Guelph.  My three books include: Better Decisions Together: A Facilitation Guide for Community Engagement (2015), All Are My Children: Voices of Ugandan Women Peacebuilders (2014), and Doing Democracy with Circles: Engaging Communities in Public Planning (2010). I bridge multiple diverse cultures and identities being English, Irish, Scottish, and Cree ancestry, but born in rural Zambia and raised in Zambia, Kenya, and Canada.