March 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm MST
Queer Research Connections Event
March 6, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Why is research an important part of healthy communities? Come to the Queer Research Connections Event to learn why and how you can pursue the answers to big questions! Student research will be highlighted, and participants will learn how to engage in research of their own. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and attendees will have a chance to build connections with faculty who drive research at MacEwan.
March 6, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Roundhouse Event Space
Room 11-159, Allard Hall
11110 – 104 Avenue
ALEX TILLER (SHE/HER)
He Said, She Said, They Said: Gender Identity, Displayed Emotion, and Perceptions of Sexual Assault
Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Peace
Alex is in her fourth year of a BSc Honours major in Psychology. As a part of the queer community, she knows of countless queer folk who are survivors of sexual violence. Unfortunately, academia has yet to address these high rates of victimization meaningfully, as gender minorities are often left out of sexual violence research. Despite the relative newness of gender and sexual minority research in psychology, she believes that researchers have a responsibility to amplify the voices of the queer community to help increase understanding, intervention, and ideally prevention of sexual violence in these vulnerable communities.
JAPKARAN SAROYA (HE/HIM)
We’re Queer and We’ve Always Been Here: The Impact of a Virtual Queer History Tour on 2SLGBTQ+ and Cisgender Heterosexual Young Adults in Alberta
Supervisors: Dr. Eric Legge, Dr. Kristopher Wells, Dr. Laura Offrey
Japkaran is a fifth-year Honours Psychology major. He is interested in the field of LGBT psychology and mental health among 2SLGBTQ+ young adults. Outside of academics, Japkaran is an avid pop-culture connoisseur and loves to create art in different mediums.
NOELLE KILBREATH (SHE/HER)
What Does Allyship to the LGBTQ+ Community Mean?
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Offrey
Noelle is in her fourth year as a Psychology major and a Gender Studies minor. She is an athlete on the MacEwan women’s basketball team and is originally from Calgary. She is thankful for the opportunity to research LGBTQ+ allyship as it encompasses her heart for social justice, her desire to understand privilege and dismantle oppression individually and systemically, and the practice of science.
This event is part of Pride Week 2023, where MacEwan University recognizes and celebrates the diversity of our 2SLGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and allies.