Piers Kreps joins the Indigenous Innovation Initiative (I3) as the Program Coordinator.
Piers has worked with Indigenous communities in several capacities, focusing on research, advocacy, and development. In 2015-2016, he was the Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Sport For Development program at Right to Play.
In research capacities, he has supported the innovation and research team as a Research Fellow at the Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Centre and as a Research Assistant on an interdisciplinary Indigenous water quality research project at McMaster University. In 2018, Piers completed the Project Access training at Tribal Link in preparation for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Prior to joining the I3 team, Piers completed his MSc in International Social and Public Policy, specializing in Development, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He graduated in 2018 from McMaster University with a degree in Political Science, specializing in Canadian Politics.
Originally from Inuvik, CA; Piers can be found qajaq-ing (kayaking) or preparing country food with other Inuit with the Toronto Inuit Association.