Margaret McKeon is an outdoor educator, poet and doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia. In her research, as a person of Euro-settler ancestry, she considers land relationship, ancestral knowledges and colonialism through life writing and poetry.
Prior to doctoral studies, Margaret worked as a school district outdoor education coordinator and sustainability education resource teacher in Western Newfoundland. Through this position, she taught and supported teachers and other educators to deliver residential outdoor education, place- and community- based learning and inquiry projects. She engaged in educational partnerships with government and non-governmental organizations, most significantly with the Qalipu First Nation and Mi’kmaw cultural teachers, with which she co-created and co-delivered Indigenous cultural learning projects.