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Katherine Walraven
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Gender and Age: Female, 44
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Country of Residence: Canada Canada
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Nationalities: Canadian Canadian
Citizenships: Canada Canada
Languages: English , French
User is: Offline
User Joined: August 29, 2008
Last Login: October 19, 2019
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About Me   About Me
I currently work as for TakingITGlobal on a part time basis as a consultant, helping with fundraising efforts and providing strategic guidance and advice to the education program team. I joined TIG back in 2008 when I was hired to lead the TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) program and program team - a role now managed by my colleague Kate Gatto.

My desire to pursue a career in the global education field was born when I took my first international studies class at university and wondered why global issues weren't better addressed in primary and secondary education. It seemed to me that the education system did not adequately introduce young Canadians to other people and places, or teach them how to work together to build a better world. I feel very strongly about the need to foster global citizenship and cooperation from an early age. It is an amazing experience to be part of a passionate group of people who are committed to helping young people get informed, inspired and involved in making a better future for all of us.

Interests   Interests
     Human Rights
     Peace & Conflict
Countries Visited   Countries Visited
    Canada Canada [country of residence]
    Belgium Belgium
    Canada Canada
    Croatia Croatia
    Denmark Denmark
    France France
    Germany Germany
    Hungary Hungary
    Indonesia Indonesia
    Israel Israel
    Japan Japan
    Jordan Jordan
    Kenya Kenya
    Lesotho Lesotho
    Luxembourg Luxembourg
    Malaysia Malaysia
    Mexico Mexico
    Mozambique Mozambique
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Portugal Portugal
    Singapore Singapore
    South Africa South Africa
    Swaziland Swaziland
    Sweden Sweden
    Thailand Thailand
    Ukraine Ukraine
    United States United States
    Vietnam Vietnam
Industries   Industries
     Information Technology
     New Media
     Not-for-Profit Organizations
Reading List   Reading List
     A Fine Balance
         by Rohinton Mistry
     Alias Grace
         by Margaret Atwood
     Civic Life Online: Learning How...
     Collapse : How Societies Choose to...
         by Jared Diamond
     Edible Woman
         by Margaret Atwood
     Family Matters
         by Rohinton Mistry
     Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of...
         by Jared Diamond
     No Logo.
         by Naomi Klein
     Race Against Time: Searching for Hope...
         by Stephen Lewis
     Stones Into Schools
         by Greg Mortenson
     The Glass Castle: A Memoir
         by Jeannette Walls
     The God of Small Things
         by Arundhati Roy
     The Handmaid's Tale
         by Margaret Atwood
     The Malaise of Modernity
         by Charles; Gutmann, Amy Taylor
     The Road Less Traveled, 25th...
         by M. Scott Peck
     The Robber Bride
         by Margaret Atwood
     Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission...
         by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
Katherine Walraven's Content   Katherine Walraven's Content (314)
8 Student blog entries
77 TIGblog entries
6 Class gallery submissions
2 Class writings
221 Discussion Board posts