Civilian Peace Service Canada, Research Partner and Co-Director

Evelyn was born a prisoner of war in Africa. This has shaped both her career in international development and elevated her respect for those active in the peace field.

Evelyn serves on the board of the Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada ( and is the recipient of a Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for her contribution to international development (2002).

A poet, spoken word artist (two CD’s) she has, amongst others, co-compiled 150 Canadian Stories of Peace, an anthology; and authored Flying Snakes and Green Turtles, informally accompanying Tanzania through recent history.