Pablo Aranguiz Mesias

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Pablo Aranguiz Mesias

Associate Researcher, Visiting Scholar

Pablo Aranguiz Mesias is an Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab (CANADA) at York University. He holds a Master degree in Analysis and Management of Mediterranean Ecosystems from the University of Alicante, Spain, with an undergraduate degree as a Forestry Engineer from the Universidad Mayor of Chile. Pablo is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Local Development and International Cooperation at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. His areas of research include the role of education in just transition processes towards sustainable societies, and intercultural approaches to education for the care of the common worlds.

Pablo has spent almost 20 years in the archipelago of Chiloé working with and for the Indigenous Williche communities of the region. As Professor of Sustainable Development at the Wekimün Chilkatuwe school, and as a long-time associate of the Williche Council of Chiefs of Chiloé, Pablo has supported the implementation of dozens of participatory action and community-based projects through local and international community-led development

As co-author, with Dr. Kate Tilleczek, of Knowing Global Youth: A Unique Intercultural Course on Youth, Pablo has engaged Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in a process of curriculum co-creation and course piloting for sustainable development. His work with Dr. Tilleczek, colleagues, and allies of the YLRL, supports his research and partnerships in Europe, Canada and the global South.