Navigating the complexities of Gender-Based and Sexual Violence in the post-secondary context

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The EDI Office is pleased to offer an online fireside chat webinar that focuses on navigating the complexities of Gender-Based and Sexual Violence. Canadian institutions were forever changed when on December 6, 1989, 14 brilliant women attending École Polytechnique in Montreal lost their lives simply for being women. Most recently, the events at the University of Waterloo remind us again that this form of violence still persists today. The work and the conversation must continue.

As much as we would like to say that we have made progress, the reality shows that there is still a lot of hard work ahead.

Join Dr. Lisa Starr, Courtney Smith and Katie DeLucia-Burk as they examine the complexities of navigating gendered and sexual based violence within the post-secondary context.

Speaker Bios

Dr. Lisa Starr is Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Starr holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Victoria, a Master's of Education from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina. Dr. Starr brings extensive knowledge and expertise on gender equality issues. Of critical importance to Lisa's practice is the facilitation of opportunities for teacher candidates and educational leaders to challenge their own thinking about teaching, leading, and learning. Her role is to provide experiences that will not simply show teacher candidates and educational leaders how to approach their roles in educational settings but to create a transformative environment so that those future teachers and leaders enter into schools and classrooms confident, prepared, and ready to inspire. 

Courtney Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Lethbridge. She has been our institution’s Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator since 2019. Some of her biggest achievements in her position include the recent review of our institutional Gender-Based and Sexual Violence policy, our newly-mandated sexual violence prevention training for students—“Understanding and Responding to Sexual Violence: Level One,” and growing the number of students who know she is here to support them.

Katie DeLucia-Burk (she/her) is the HR Projects Assistant and Gender Inclusion Consultant in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Lethbridge. Katie is a Registered Social Worker, holding a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary. Her work centers around community-based advocacy, trans-feminist theory and research, and developing resources and policies to support marginalized communities. Born in Connecticut, USA, she now lives in Lethbridge with her wife, Emily, and their cat, Remington.

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