Retired Board and Staff

  • 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

  • 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

  • Laura Crump

    My name is Laura and I’m going into my second year in the Compressed Nursing program at Trent University. My first experience with OPIRG was in my degree at McMaster University when I joined a working group Community Volunteer Action. This sparked my interest in social justice action in the Hamilton area and my  continued […]

  • Sabrina Calogeracos

    Hi there! I’m a third year Biology/Chemistry major at Trent also in Queens Concurrent Education! I have always been a socially and environmentally conscious person. From doing odd jobs around the activist community as a kid to running my high school’s Awareness group where we planned tons of engaging and popular events. I was in […]

    Board Member

    February 2015 - March 2017

  • Calla Durose-Moya

    My name is Calla and I’m a third year Cultural Studies and Philosophy major at Trent. I’m very interested in critical theory, as both an academic duty and a hobby. I work in anti-oppressive framework in my everyday life and in my academic work. I feel like my board membership to OPIRG is a really […]

    Board Member (Ex-Officio)

    February 2015 - Current

  • Natalie Paproski-Rubianes

    I’m a third year forensic science student at Trent and have always been interested in justice, be it social, environmental, or in its more traditional legal definition. I spent spring of 2014 volunteering with the Peterborough Parole Office which inspired me to stand in solidarity with marginalized groups and to help destroy stereotyping and misconceptions […]

    Staff Member

    0ctober2014 - April 2015

  • Chune Nyiera

    I am an international, second year forensic science student currently at Trent University. Working with OPIRG continues to be a great experience as it has given me a great sense of issues that affect the community and a chance to be active within my community.  The Free Market which shows resistance to the injustices created […]

    Staff member

    September 2014 - April 2015

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.