Meet Our Team

  • Naser Miftari – Nasko

    Naser Miftari recently joined OPIRG – Peterborough chapter as an incoming coordinator of the organization. He has years of experience as a researcher, writer and editor in various parts of the world. His feature articles have been published in numerous  publications including Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression (CJFE) and the New York based The […]


    February 2017 - Current

  • Shanese Steele

    Hello, Aaniin, Tawnshi, My name is Shanese Steele and I am a Queer Afro-Caribbean Indigenous student in my 4th year of a Bachelor honours in Indigenous studies at Trent University. I was elected into the position of Anti-Racism commissioner for the TCSA and I am also the Métis Nation of Ontario Infinite Reach facilitator for […]

    Programming Coordinator

    October 2016 - April 2017

  • Ramsha Sehar

    Hi! My name is Ramsha and I am in my fourth year at Trent University completing an Honours in Biology degree. I am super excited to be working as the OPIRG Volunteer Coordinator for the 2016-2017 year. I have always been interested in social justice issues, whether they be local issues within my community or […]

    Volunteer Coordinator

    September 2016 - April 2017

  • Dorothy Tippett

    Hello. I am Dorothy I in my 4th semester at Sir Sandford Fleming College. I am studying in the Social Service Worker Program. I have been interested in social justice since high school where I was a part of the gay straight alliance. We organized a panel discussion with the school board around equality in […]

    Placement Student

    September 2016 - Current

  • Joshua Low

    Hello! Ni hao! Apa Khabar? My name is Joshua Low and I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I now reside in Peterborough and I am in my second year at Trent University studying International Development and International Political Economy. I joined OPIRG as the Special Events and Outreach Coordinator for the 2016/17 academic year. I […]

    Special Events & Outreach Coordinator

    September 2016 - Current

  • Mason Godden

    Hi all, My name is Mason Godden and I am the student researcher responsible for studying the history of OPIRG Peterborough from 1990-Present. My work will culminate in a 60 page analysis of OPIRG Peterborough, and the larger PIRG movement, since the 1990’s. As an aspiring historian, primarily interested in labour studies, my social justice […]

    Student Researcher

    September 2016 - April 2017

  • Brendan Campbell

    tānisi ! Hello ! Brendan Campbell nitisiyhkāson ēkwa nēhiyaw-askīhk nitohcin. My name is Brendan Campbell and I come from Plains Cree territory. oskana kā-asastēki niki-nitahwikin ēkwa niki-pē-ohpikin māka Nogojiwanonging niwīkin mēkwac. okiskinwahamakan niya ōta. I was born and raised in Regina, but I live in Peterborough now. I am a student here and am in my third year of Indigenous Environmental Science. I joined […]

    Board Member

    March 2017 - Current

    Special Events Coordinator (Summer)

    July 2016 - September 2016

  • Board 2015-2016

  • Nanae Nakajima

    Hello. I am Nanae and I am in my second year at Trent studying International Development Studies. I am very interested in how we can live in harmony with the environment and maintain the quality of life in this busy world. In my lifetime, I want to work to promote more sustainable lifestyles and make […]

    Board Member

    March 2016 - March 2017

  • Samantha Medeiros

    My values align with OPIRG because I think social justice and the environment are very closely connected. After studying Fine Arts in the Yukon, moving back to Toronto made me aware that the overproduction of throw away items absorbs space, resources and energy. I transferred to Trent University and am majoring in Indigenous Environmental studies. […]

    Special Events Coordinator

    October 2015 - April 2016

Phone: 705-741-1208
Address: Room 102, Sadleir House
751 George Street N.
Office Hours: Mon by chance, Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Mon by chance

OPIRG-Peterborough recognizes that we work and are located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway). Originally named and known as Nogojiwanong (“place at the end of rapids”), the area was only renamed as Peterborough in the 19th century after being colonized by European settlers. No treaty was signed until 1923 when, after the theft of land had already occurred, the Williams Treaties were signed.