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Dr. Janice L. Ristock
Dr. Janice Ristock obtained her BA (hons) at the University of Manitoba, MA in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph and PhD in Community Psychology at the University of Toronto (OISE). Before assuming the position of Vice‐Provost (Academic Affairs), she was the Associate Vice-President (Research) in the Vice-President (Research and International) office, the Associate Dean (Research and Faculty Development) in the Faculty of Arts and served as Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program for twelve years. Dr. Ristock is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Disability Studies Program.
Her scholarly work reflects an overarching focus on community mental health and social justice. Her research is in three intersecting areas: gender and sexuality; interpersonal violence; and HIV and social stigma. She has gained international recognition for her research on violence in same‐sex relationships and feminist community‐based research methodologies. She has authored, co‐authored or co‐edited numerous books, chapters, journal articles and government reports. She serves on several editorial boards and peer‐reviews for journals and funding agencies both nationally and internationally. Dr. Ristock received an Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinary Research and an Outreach Award from the University of Manitoba. She also received a YMCA/YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, as well as a book award for No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association for making a distinguished contribution to psychology.
Morgan Stirling completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Conflict Resolution at the University of Winnipeg, and is currently working on a Master of Sciences in Family Social Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Morgan is currently working on a thesis, the focus of which will be on exploring the perceptions and experiences of safety and inclusion within housing spaces among older LGBTTQ adults. In addition to doing research with LGBTTQ communities and older adults, Morgan is interested in studying family violence and the role gender plays in perpetuating violence between intimate partners.