Peacing Out With Mélanie
Featuring Mélanie-Anne Bonnar
April 21, 2013
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mélanie is a unique blend of Franco-Albertan Canadian heritage, and thrives on living, travelling and working in cross-cultural contexts. Born in Quebec and raised in Calgary, she has travelled extensively throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe, is a self-declared Peace Scholar, and lives her life in constant search to better understand our global interconnectedness.
She holds a BA in International Relations, an MA in Conflict Analysis and Management, currently works in Calgary’s non-profit immigrant serving agency sector in business development, and volunteers actively as President of the United Nations Association of Canada, Calgary Branch. In all of her life roles, she actively seeks out opportunities to build bridges of understanding between people and groups, and to find innovative ways to celebrate diversity, inclusion and peace.
One of Mélanie’s life goals is to work with the United Nations. In the meantime, she is content to contribute to local community development activities in Canada to make our own society a free, fair and fabulous place to live for everyone.[info]In a spirit of peace, this photo was taken on Calgary’s Peace Bridge. Many thanks to the cyclists who (very peacefully) detoured around us standing in the bike lane.[/info] [info]Mélanie completed an internship with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[/info] [info]She speaks English, French and Spanish, and is learning Portuguese.[/info] [info]She’s lived on three different continents: North America, South America & Asia.[/info]