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Karen Miner

Managing Director
Phone (cell) 1-902-489-1719

Contact about: CanadaDE program, strategic partnerships in research and co-op education,  endowments, consulting, education consortium and business insight research.

Dr. Sonja Novkovic

Academic Director & Co-operative Economist 
Phone 1-902-420-5607

Contact aboutSector research, publications, Co-op responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research, academic approaches and issues in our programs.

Claudia De Fuentes

Graduate Program Co-ordinator
Phone (cell) 1-902-718-9656 

Contact about: Academic program and advising for current degree students.

Erin Hancock

Program Manager, Co-operative Management Education
Phone (cell) 1-902-802-7897
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Contact about: Admission and application inquiries, education program details, executive education and short courses, conference participation, bursaries, current students, alumni, the Co-operative Management Education Co-operative (CMEC) and community of practice.

Jude Robertson

Operations Administrator
Phone 1-902-491-6257

Contact about: Finances/invoices/payments, operations, registration for non-credit programs, university administration, navigating our Centre (i.e. first point of contact to direct to appropriate team member). 

Cathy Statz

Outreach Specialist
Phone 1-608-620-7173 

Contact about: Global co-operative sector outreach and relationship building.

Rosa Poirier-McKiggan 

Program Assistant

Contact about: communications. 

Júlia Martins Rodrigues 

Researcher and Project Coordinator

Contact about: Broad-based co-operative sector research.

Jillian Stagg 

Education Coordinator 


Contact about: student contact on reading materials for courses, professor contact for technology and online course functionality.


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Sobey Building, Room 330
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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