Management Team

  • Sara Farid

    Home Staff Sara Farid Inter-Council Network National Coordinator Sara Farid was born in Alexandria, Egypt and moved to Canada with her family in 1995. She has a BA in History, a Certificate in Middle Eastern and African Studies and a Masters in International Affairs, with a specialization in conflict management and resolution. Sara has worked […]

  • Barbarah Nicoll

    Barbarah began her association with BCCIC as a member of its first networking groups initiated across the province before taking on the role of coordinator for the West Kootenay Global Awareness Network in 2016. Working in the not for profit sector with an entrepreneurial and creative impulse, Barbarah is an mentor and educator of high […]

  • Shaheen Nanji

    Treasurer Shaheen is Acting Executive Director, SFU International at SFU and has extensive experience in international development work in the areas of education, diaspora, public health and environment policy, as well as in community and public engagement.  She has managed development projects in several countries in Africa and Asia. She holds an MA in International […]

  • Linda Ryder

    Home Regional Coordinators Linda Ryder Regional Coordinator | South Van Isle Chapter Linda Ryder has been an active volunteer in Victoria for several years. Community involvement was sparked as Linda worked through the nine month Leadership Victoria Program and learned the value of Community Leaders. Through networking events Linda learned of and joined the For The Love Of Africa Society […]

  • Lynn Thornton

    Home Board of Directors Lynn Thornton Victoria International Development Education Association (VIDEA) Lynn Thornton has been the Executive Director of VIDEA for the past 11 years. Before moving to Canada and taking up this role, Lynn worked as the Head of the Campaigns Group Unit at Greenpeace UK, and as a Regional Officer at ActionAid […]