Spend 69 Seconds With Jennifer Breakspear, Executive Director of Qmunity, British Columbia’s queer resource centre.
01.Your first job.
Delivering the morning newspaper. I loved the sense that I was the only person up and about that early in the morning. I’ve been a morning person ever since.
02.The job you wanted as a child.
03.What gets you up in the morning?
A 12 year old Jack Russell Terrier’s bladder.
04.What puts you to sleep at night?
Late night chats and good books.
05.Favourite stage play of all time.
Torch Song Trilogy.
06.Favourite song and/or artist.
A Million More by Anne Murray. No, really.
07.One word your best friend would use to describe you.
Committed (as in “to causes” not as in “should be”).
08.The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss doing.
The view looking west from the Burrard Bridge.
09.Complete this sentence: On Sunday mornings I…
Often wish that there was a breakfast delivery service in Vancouver.
MEET Jennifer Breakspear
As a human rights activist, Jennifer Breakspear has worked on issues affecting many different populations, communities and causes including women’s rights, LGTB rights, and international human rights. Her research and writing has focused on our evolving understanding of international human rights law, state sovereignty and humanitarian intervention.
Jennifer brings to Qmunity her passion for human rights activism, an honours undergraduate degree in public policy (specialising in human rights policy), graduate work in legal studies and political science and a career path that has traversed the public, private and non-profit sectors. She is committed to the enhancement and celebration of queer lives.
As Qmunity’s Executive Director Jennifer is responsible for carrying out the mission and mandate of the organisation through the direction of Qmunity’s program, financial, facility, and human resources needs.