Magda actively supports the growth of knowledge-sharing communities within Community Campus Engage Canada, and oversees operations, research and communications. Prior to joining CCEC, Magda provided extensive research and evaluation support to a multi-year pan-Canadian project titled ‘Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement’ (CFICE), which explored community-driven community-campus partnerships. During the initial demonstration project phase of CFICE, she also provided direct assistance to a neighbourhood organization (Sustainable Living Ottawa East) over a period of three years.
Magda’s focus on community draws from experience in sustainability research consulting, where she has assisted individuals and organizations in building positive social and environmental change at neighbourhood scales. In 2019 she completed PhD research on household-scale climate change adaptation activities in urban areas in Canada.
When away from work, Magda enjoys seeking out hiking, biking and cross-country skiing adventures or thinking up art projects with her daughters.