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Pauline MacIntosh

Pauline MacIntosh

Program Staff

Pauline MacIntosh has been with the St. Francis Xavier University Extension Department since 1997. An experienced adult educator and facilitator, she is passionate about working with groups engaged in strategic thinking and planning, asset-based community development, capacity strengthening and education, and leadership for learning and change. She has extensive hands-on experience supporting the success and growth of a variety of local, provincial, and regional entities, and regularly designs and delivers educational workshops and training for groups and organizations. Pauline is currently leading the development of Extension’s Community Housing Program. In this capacity, she supports community-based groups, coalitions, and organizations working to ensure adequate, safe, affordable housing is available in Nova Scotia for people living on low incomes. Pauline also leads provincial efforts to strengthen the community housing sector and to consider housing through the lens of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.

Pauline has taught at the Coady International Institute since 2003. She currently co-facilitates the delivery of two certificate courses, Learning Organizations and Change and Facilitation and Training Approaches for Community Change.

Pauline holds a Master of Adult Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Bachelor Education (Secondary), a Diploma in Adult Teacher Education, and a Certificate in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Arts from StFX.

Cathy Sears

Cathy Sears

Program Assistant

In 2006, Cathy returned to the Marie Michael Library, having previous experience here in 2001 and 2005. She is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the library, and providing technical assistance to the Institute’s participants and staff. Cathy also brings to the Coady her knowledge and expertise in information technology and is responsible for maintaining the library’s website.

Cathy holds a BSc in Geology from StFX, as well as a Diploma in Information Technology (Hons) and a Certificate in Business Information Technology (Hons) from the Nova Scotia Community College.

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