Kyla Pascal

Office Coordinator

Kyla is a Métis, Black woman born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Over the years Kyla has worked with a number of non profit organizations as well as in the Edmonton food industry. It was through her work in these two areas where she gained her interest in food accessibility, sovereignty, and the ways in which food plays a significant role in our lives. A University of Alberta graduate with a Community Service-Learning certificate Kyla has recently returned to campus where she works for the Alberta Public Interest Research Group. The goal of her work is to help build more resilient, just, and healthier communities.  

Shima Robinson

Programming and Working Group Coordinator

Shima Aisha Robinson works for APIRG on the University of Alberta campus as the Programming and Working Group Coordinator. She is a University of Alberta Master of Arts in Community Engagement candidate who advances her enthusiasm for anti-oppression and social justice work volunteering, interning and working with local groups that address systemic issues of oppression and marginalization in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (aka Edmonton).

Meara Kirwin

Outreach Coordinator

Meara (she/her) is a community organizer born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a recent graduate of McGill University, where her professors taught her how to write and code, and her peers and PIRG taught her how to organize. Back in Edmonton, she’s involved in a variety of political projects and committed to building community for the long haul. She cares a whole lot about science fiction, public education, queer liberation and the north saskatchewan river valley.