Peter W. Madaka


Peter W. Madaka holds an MA in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener-Waterloo (1996). He earned a BA (Honours) from the same university. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Refugee Studies from York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies in Toronto (1998). He also holds a Diploma in Print and Electronic Journalism from Centennial College in Toronto (2001). After a year as Teaching Assistant at McMaster University’s Department of Sociology (1998), he moved to Toronto to enrol in a PhD program at York University, with plans to specialize in Refugee and Internally Displaced Peoples’ Rights as Human Rights. His plans changed quickly when funding fell through. He joined Interactive Media Group in 2000, working at night and studying Journalism by day. In 2001, he joined Share Newspaper, a community weekly in Toronto and worked as a reporter, columnist and eventually, Deputy Editor. He left Share in 2005 to focus on increased responsibilities due to assuming new supervisory duties at Interactive Media Group. He left Interactive Media Group in 2007 after a new owner moved key operations offshore. Later in 2007, he joined George Brown College as a member of faculty, teaching communications. He continues to teach Communications course at George Brown.