OUR TEAM:

Professionals committed to the Williche people.

Who are we?

The academic and administrative team of the Wekimün project: "A school for and with indigenous youth and their communities" is made up of highly capable Canadian and Chilean professionals committed to the Williche people.

Dr. Kate Tilleczek (University of Prince Edward Island in Canada - UPEI) and Manuel Muñoz Millalonko, M.S. (General Council of the Williche Chiefs of Chiloé), are jointly leading the project.

Our multi-disciplinary, international team work together across continents. The goals of this collaboration are curriculum development, research, community involvement, creation of programs and guidelines, as well as the construction of Wekimün School facilities.


DIVERSE

TEAM

The team of the Wekimün project is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of Canadian and Chilean educators and officials.

MANUEL MUÑOZ MILLALONCO

Project Co-director and Academic Director of Wekimün
Anthropologist
Master of Rural Social Development - Universidad Austral de Chile
mmunozmillalonko@wekimun.cl

 

 

ANA MARÍA OLIVERA

Community Development Coordinator
Lawyer
Master in Human Rights and Peace Education
aolivera@wekimun.cl

 

 

CRISTIAN FERNANDO SANDOVAL

Professor of Williche Language Area
Professor of basic education in Mapuche intercultural context
Bachelor of Education - Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile
csandoval@wekimun.cl

 

 

PABLO ARÁNGUIZ MESÍAS

Professor of Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage
Forestry Engineer
Master in Ecosystems Analysis and Management - Universidad de Alicante, España
paranguiz@wekimun.cl

 

 

GABINO CURIHUENTRO COLIQUEO

Adümchefe
Traditional Teacher of Mapudungun Language
gcurihuentro@wekimun.cl

 

 

JEAN MITCHELL, PHD

Associate Professor.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Arts.
University of Prince Edward Island.
mjmitchell@upei.ca

 

 

RUBÉN GAZTAMBIDE-FERNÁNDEZ

Associate Professor.
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
University of Toronto.
rgaztambide@oise.utoronto.ca

 

 

JENNIFER MACPHAIL

Project Coordinator.
Bachelor of Business Administration.
University of Prince Edward Island.
jenmacphail@upei.ca

 

 

MARÍA JOSÉ ROSAS GUZMÁN

Administrative Assistant & Logistics Coordinator
Commercial Engineer
Bachelor in Business Administration - Universidad Santo Tomás
mjrosas@wekimun.cl

 

KATE TILLECZEK, PhD

 

Project Co-director – Canada
BA, BEd, MA, PhD., Professor & Canada Research Chair
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
ktilleczek@upei.ca

 

 

DEBBIE MACDONALD

Project Manager
BA, MCommun
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
dmmacdonald@upei.ca

 

KRISTINA ZOLLER

Associate Project Manager
Master in International Relations from IE Business School, Spain
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
kzoller@wekimun.cl

 

JÉSSICA MILLALONCO

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage
Agronomist
Universidad Arcis Patagonia
jmillalonco@wekimun.cl

 

 

SOLEDAD NARANJO

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Health Area.
Anthropologist,
Universidad Austral de Chile.
snaranjo@wekimun.cl

 

 

DON WAGNER, PHD

Associate Professor.
School of Business,
University of Prince Edward Island.
dwagner@upei.ca

 

 

PAMELA TOULOUSE, PHD

Associate Professor & 3M Teaching Excellence Fellow.
Faculty of Education,
Laurentian University.
ptoulouse@laurentian.ca

 

 

RON SRIGLEY, PHD

Adjunct Professor.
PhD Program in Human Studies,
Laurentian University.
rsrigley@laurentian.ca

 

 

ALFONSO QUINTUPURRAY

Maintenance and Logistics
Diploma in Intercultural Community Management
Universidad Arcis - Consejo General de Caciques Williche de Chiloé
aquintupurray@wekimun.cl

 

 

ANGÉLICA TECA

Nutritional Services
Training in International Cuisine
ateca@wekimun.cl

 

 

 

PABLO INAICHEO GUENTEO

Agricultural Technician
Technical Assistant of Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage
pinaicheo@wekimun.cl

“Wekimün School could become an important initiative to avoid the disappearance of indigenous communities”.