Meet Our Team

  • Gloria Proctor-Bennett

    Gloria Proctor-Bennett is excited to be joining the OPIRG team this summer! She is a 3rd year Business Administration student at Trent specializing in Marketing. Currently she sits as a board member of the Seasoned Spoon. She has done extensive work in promoting fair trade including leading a group of concerned citizens to successfully lobby […]

    Special Events Coordinator (Summer)

    June 2017 - Current

  • 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 - June 2017

  • 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 ! Aaniin! 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 at Trent University. I joined OPIRG as the Special […]

    Board Member, Provincial Liaison

    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

  • Eugenia Ochoa

    Hello! My name is Eugenia and I’m very happy to be working with OPIRG as the Outreach Coordinator this year! I’m an international student from El Salvador doing International Development and Gender Studies at Trent. I am passionate about social change through community development and the ways in which we all play a role in […]

    Outreach Coordinator

    September 2015 - April 2016

  • Kenneth Mills

    Ken grew up on a farm north of London Ontario where his family sharecrop grain and raise cattle and pigs as well as tending to gardens for the family. He is a second year biology student at Trent interested in food sovereignty and anti-capitalist activism.

    Food Security Coordinator

    September 2015 - April 2016

  • Annette Pedlar

    Hello! Boozhoo! Bonjour! My name is Annette Pedlar and I’m a third year student at Trent, pursuing a double major in political science and Indigenous studies.  I’d first like to acknowledge what an honour it is to be able to work and live on the land of the Mississaugas.  I’m very excited to become part […]

    Special Events Coordinator (Summer)

    June 2017 - Current

    Board Member

    February 2015 - March 2017

Phone: 705-741-1208
Address: Room 102, Sadleir House
751 George Street N.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10-3

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.