The Speaker Bureau is a group of dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues and inspires Canadians to get involved in international development. Learn more.
Margaret Graves (Truro, NS)
Margaret’s work in development has been driven by her passion for agriculture and a desire to understand it on a global level. In the Gambia and Senegal, her local colleagues taught her much more by taking her under their wing and giving her a traditional West African name. The result was a re-evaluation of how she relates to new experiences and other cultures, which Margaret carried with her to Tanzania and back again to Canada. Here, she hopes to pay it forward by encouraging others to get involved.
Margaret holds a Master of Science degree in Agriculture and currently works as a Program Manager with Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture. Margaret is available to deliver presentations throughout Nova Scotia.
This program is made possible with the support from Global Affairs Canada.