David Peck

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David Peck
Born1965

NationalityCanadian

David Peck is a Canadian magician, who is active in the academic, entertainment, and international development sectors.[1][2]

Biography

He had achieved an MA in Philosophy from the University of Guelph in 2004; in addition, the graduate thesis which led to this degree has recently been published. He also completed post graduate work in International Development at the IPMP program at Humber College. He currently lectures at Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario and Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, and serves on the "Mentorship Committee" at Toronto's York University. David was also a co-producer with GAPC Entertainment[3] of the 2006 children's educational TV show Spellz, broadcast on TVO Kids.[4]

David is also contributing to the international development community. David has spoken on numerous occasions in collaboration with organizations such as UNICEF and the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and has provided consulting services for health and literacy projects in Cambodia and Mongolia, respectively. He is currently manages "SoChange", a social enterprise which works alongside members of the non-governmental community in areas such as fundraising, advocacy, and donor relations. In addition to working to raise the capacity of organizations such as Make Poverty History and Asian Outreach, SoChange has spearheaded events such as "Why Everything Must Change", which brought together prominent social justice advocates in a conference setting, and the Suck Tour, which collaborates with UNICEF and the Canadian initiative "Spread the Net" to raise funds and awareness for malaria alleviation efforts in Africa.


References

  1. David Peck on Illusion on TVO
  2. http://www.davidpecklive.com/about/
  3. http://www.gapcentertainment.com/in_distribution/002.htm
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spellz


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