Miriam Chiasson joined CCDI as Manager, Learning in 2021. After completing her Master’s in Library and Information Science in 2015, she left Montreal and relocated to New Brunswick, where she worked for the New Brunswick Public Library Service. Her librarianship experience brings her strong research, instruction and relationship building skills, and a passion for serving diverse populations. Miriam has also worked as a French instructor, teaching professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Miriam’s interest in diversity and inclusion stems from her BA in History and Anthropology. She is particularly interested in colonialism, gender studies, law and society, and cultural relativism. As a student, Miriam worked as a research assistant studying reasonable accommodations in Quebec, writing 200 pages of reports on the topic. Her work comparing multiculturalism and interculturalism, English Canada’s and Quebec’s respective approaches to diversity, has often been cited. She looks forward to sharing her experience through her work at CCDI.
In her personal life, Miriam loves knitting and crochet. She also volunteers for a cat rescue, fostering almost 20 cats since 2016. Her two cats, Russell and Arnold, have strong opinions on the matter.