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Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Melanie Koenderman

Melanie Koenderman works with educational institutions and foundations in Canada and abroad. She was the founding Dean of Students for Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia, and for Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is a consultant and coach, facilitator, and yoga and meditation teacher, and brings all of these elements to her work in higher education.

Events with Melanie Koenderman

Science and Poetry of the Salish Sea
August 30 - September 3, 2023

How do you see the sea? Explore the ecology and poetry of the ocean with a place-based focus on the Salish Sea. Through a unique combination of field observations, marine biology, and poetry, we will examine compelling and timely questions in the relationship between humans and the sea. Each day…