Evelyn is founding member and researcher for Civilian Peace Service Canada. CPSC promotes a peace profession and accredits Peace Professionals. It has pioneered and piloted the first values- and competency-based assessment and accreditation methodology for peace professionals. Born a German prisoner of war, Evelyn alternated between running free on an isolated African farm and Dickensian-style boarding schools. From these extremes emerged a fascination with unity in diversity – reflected in her choice of citizenship (Canadian) and profession (international development). In 2002 she was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her ‘contribution to international development’.