Who and Where We Are

Our team members are located in: 

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional land of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis nation, and 
  • Victoria, British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples and meeting place of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.

About half of our current team is Indigenous (Anishinaabe, Cree, Haida, and Métis). We also have many non-Indigenous identities (such as Afrikaans-speaking Dutch, Canadian, English, Filipino, French, German, Irish, Mennonite, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Scottish). Collectively, our team has a lived understanding of Canada’s colonial projects, a deep understanding of the varied and rich Indigenous cultural traditions, intergroup relations expertise, and expertise in several areas. 

Meet our team and learn more about them by clicking their photo (listed in order of when they joined).

The Barometer Team

Katherine Starzyk

Principal Investigator

Ry Moran


Katelin Neufeld


Aleah Fontaine

Ph.D. Candidate Collaborator

Lorena Sekwan Fontaine


Iloradanon Efimoff

Ph.D. Candidate Collaborator

Mary Agnes Welch


Erin White

M.A. Student Collaborator

Kristin Smith

Undergraduate Student Research Assistant

Jaden Dela Rosa

Psychology Undergraduate Research Award Student

Brenda Gunn


Previous Team Members

Dean Peachey


We also thank previous research assistants Jessica Trickey, Leora Strand, Sandra Hunter, Tegan Ledoux, and Ashley Hayward for their contributions.

Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation staff in this project. Special thanks to Senior Archivist Jesse Boiteau and Head of Archives Raymond Frogner for their support of our archival research.