UWinnipeg prof Chairs the Jane Goodall Institute Board
UWinnipeg’s Dr. Carlos Colorado, (Religion and Culture) has been appointed to the prestigious position of Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGIC), a globally renowned nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.
“Carlos is a dedicated educator who is renowned for his ability to mobilize people and inspire action towards social justice and public good,” said Dr. Trimbee, UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor. “His leadership will be a tremendous asset to the Jane Goodall Institution. On behalf of the UWinnipeg community, I congratulate Carlos for this prestigious appointment.”
Founded by renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, the Institute builds on Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision. The Institute seeks to: improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy; contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities; and create a global network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them.
Colorado is the Coordinator of the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good. He first met Goodall when she came to UWinnipeg to speak as part of the Series in September 2015. Colorado has served on the JGIC Board of Directors since February. He is an associate professor and is the Chair of the Department of Religion and Culture. Colorado is a founding member of the Centre for the Liberal Arts and Secular Society. His research examines secular culture, focusing on intersections of political power, identity, social justice, language, and religion in its public manifestations.