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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Jennifer Ball is an assistant professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. She holds a PhD in Rural Studies, with a focus on Sustainable Rural Communities, from the University of Guelph. Her research interests pertain broadly to women’s community-based peacebuilding, Circle as pedagogy & community engagement process, community resilience, rural planning & community development, and narrative methodologies. Her three books reflect this range: Women, Development and Peacebuilding in Africa: Stories from Uganda (2019), Better Decisions Together: A Facilitation Guide for Community Engagement (2015), Doing Democracy with Circles: Engaging Communities in Public Planning (2010). Jennifer is a registered professional planner and worked for several years in rural Ontario. She incorporates Circle process into her teaching style, and is a Circle trainer in the Conflict Management Certificate Program at Conrad Grebel University College.