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Lorraine O'Donnell

Lorraine O'Donnell, PhD

Coordinator-Researcher, QUESCREN
Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs 
Concordia University

Lorraine O’Donnell has a graduate diploma in Community Economic Development (Concordia University) and a PhD in history (McGill University). She has three decades of experience as a professional researcher, teacher, project coordinator and consultant. Since 2008, Lorraine has been the Coordinator-Researcher of the Quebec English-Speaking Community Research Network (QUESCREN). In 2015, she became an Affiliate Assistant Professor with Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs.

In addition to her work at QUESCREN, Lorraine continues to carry out independent research and knowledge mobilization activities. Her focus is on history and heritage projects that involve and help build communities and social groups. To this end, she has been researcher and curator for Quebec history exhibits on the Jewish and Irish communities, social movements and English-speaking housewives during World War II. 

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Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan, PhD

Associate Coordinator, QUESCREN

Patrick Donovan has a PhD in history (Université Laval). His thesis deals with the evolution of ethno-religious boundaries within charitable networks for Quebec City’s English-speakers. He has a Master's degree in Heritage Preservation (Université de Montréal), and played an instrumental role in the restoration and establishment of the Morrin Centre, an English-language cultural centre and heritage site in Quebec City. Patrick has worked on projects for the Quebec English-Speaking Community Research Network (QUESCREN) since 2010, and has been Associate Coordinator since 2014.

Anna Hunt

Anna Hunt

Knowledge Mobilization Officer, 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.  

Ana Gomez

Ana Gomez

Office Coordinator, 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).

Ana Gomez

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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