Ann Zurbrigg joined the POLIS Project in March 2006 and provides the general administrative and bookkeeping support on a part time basis. She works with the research associates and staff to ensure the efficient financial operation of the office. Before joining POLIS, Ann held administrative positions at the University of Victoria with the Aboriginal Liaison Office and the regional office of the International Development Research Centre. From 1999 to 2002 Ann was the project manager at the International Project Office of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project, an interdisciplinary research program based at UVic. She has been Board Treasurer since 1990 for a community NGO concerned with providing affordable housing and support for women and children who have experienced family violence. Ann received her MA in Sociology in 1988 from Carleton University. Her research focused on gender and equity issues in the workplace. After the completion of her Masters, she lived in Peru from 1988 to 1990.