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Lorraine O'Donnell

Lorraine O'Donnell, PhD

Affiliate Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University
Senior Research Manager, QUESCREN

Lorraine O'Donnell, PhD, leads QUESCREN's day-to-day operations. For details of her research activities, please see her faculty profile.

Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan, PhD

Research Associate and Advisor, QUESCREN
Affiliate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University

Patrick Donovan has worked on projects for the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) since 2010. For details of his research activities, please see his faculty profile.

Anita Aloisio

Research Associate, QUESCREN

Anita Aloisio is a documentary filmmaker, media cultural correspondent and solicited speaker. She holds a BA in Communications Studies and an MA in Media Studies, both from Concordia University. Her media and research work examine issues of immigration, language and politics particular to Quebecois and Canadian society. Recently she has delved into exploring the creative process of artists belonging to the Italian diaspora and completed her feature about the topic: Calliari, QC, available on CBC Gem.

Lina Shoumarova

Research Associate, QUESCREN

Lina is a two-time Concordia graduate with Master's degrees in Educational Studies (2020) and Media Studies (2007). She has worked in the field of education for ten years in various capacities – as an university instructor, educator and tutor for high school and elementary school students, workshop facilitator for adult learners, administrator, researcher and writer. Her research interests concern literacy, alternative forms of education and the cultural dynamics of language, particularly as they play out in the field of publishing and in the book as an object.

Anna Hunt 

Research Associate, QUESCREN

Anna holds a Master's degree in Educational Technology (Concordia University) and a Bachelor's degree in French and English Studies (University of Liverpool, UK). She has over 7 years experience working with students, learning professionals and educational institutions, with roles spanning facilitation, coordination and education in the public, non-profit and culture sectors. Anna first worked with QUESCREN as their Event Technology Manager at the Minority Community Vitality Through Education forum, and joined the team on a full-time basis as their Knowledge Mobilization Officer in July 2019.  

Shannon Bell

Research Associate, QUESCREN

Shannon Bell is a trained journalist with a track record of making research accessible. She has worked for news and magazine publications in her native United States and holds a master’s degree in public administration (University of New Mexico). She also has extensive knowledge of English-speaking communities around the province, having worked for English-speaking community organizations in Montreal and Trois-Rivières. She is vice-president of the board of directors of the Yellow Door, a grassroots intergenerational community organization in the heart of Montreal.



Ana Gomez

Ana Gomez

Office Coordinator and Community Knowledge Open Library (CKOL) Project Officer, QUESCREN

Ana Gomez holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and Public Administration (Concordia University) and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Concordia University). Ana joined QUESCREN in May 2018 to coordinate the team's office. She is also the Coordinator at the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy (Concordia University).

John Dickson

John Dickson

Financial Officer, QUESCREN

John Dickson joined QUESCREN in October 2019 as our part-time Project Financial Officer and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Commerce. He has 35 years of experience working in higher education, and is a strong program and project management professional skilled in Educational Management, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, and Student Affairs. Before retiring in 2018, his last 15 years were concentrated in the operations and administration of Concordia University Continuing Education.

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