FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children

Exciting News!

Today was a really good day! Okay, I lied…it was a really, really, REALLY good day actually πŸ™‚

I got 2 really good news today: I won a scholarship and I also got accepted to present at a conference I applied for, I believe, back in April. The funny thing is that I applied for fun and was unsure that I would be accepted. Some of the amazing speakers include the following:

  • Beverley Jacobs, Past President, Native Women’s Association of Canada
  • Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC Representative for Children and Youth
  • Elizabeth Sheehy, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
  • Liz Kelly, Professor of Sexualized Violence, London Metropolitan University
I remember I applied on the due date for submissions and was not sure if my topic would fit–I just submitted it anyway. I will announce my topic later. Just a little hint: the call for submissions asked for presenters to speak to the theme of intersectional analysis of both domestic and sexual violence along the continuum of violence for women and girls. There are many more sub-themes suggested. Check out the poster (below) for that list.

Anyways, now I have a new project to be working on πŸ™‚ I am definitely looking forward to this and definitely lots to be grateful for!