Dr. Adele Perry is director of the Centre for Human Rights Research and distinguished professor of history and women’s and gender studies. She is a historian of colonialism, gender, race and western Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries. From 2003 to 2014, Perry held a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and she is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and past president of the Canadian Historical Association.

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Dr. Nadine Bartlett is as assistant education professor with 22 years of experience in the public school system as a classroom teacher, resource teacher and student-services administrator. Her career as an educator has included teaching in urban, rural and northern Indigenous communities. Her research focuses on inclusive, person-centered and strength-based models of support for marginalized children, youth and families.

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Dr. Joyce Chadya is an associate professor of African history whose research deals with social justice and the rights of women and children in post-colonial contexts. Her research interests include 20th century Zimbabwe. She has demonstrated that the participation of women in liberation struggles is no guarantee of better treatment of women in the post-colonial period. 

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Dr. Mary Kate Dennis is an assistant professor in the new Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges program. Her research has focused primarily on collaborating with American Indian Elders around life histories, grief, holistic health, spirituality and culture, food justice, and Indigenous methodologies.

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Dr. Gary Glavin is associate vice-president of research for the University of Manitoba. He has previously served as department head of pharma­cology and therapeutics and as deputy scientific director-gen­eral of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Lab. He is on the board of directors for the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canadian Blood Services. Dr. Glavin’s research relates to infectious disease epidemiology, public health programming for infection control and gastrointestinal pharmacology and pathology.

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Dr. Gerald Heckman’s research interests include administrative and constitutional law, human rights law and refugee law. His recent publications have focused on the influence of international human rights norms on states’ domestic legal systems. His dissertation focused on the gap between procedural rights guaranteed to refugee claimants by international human rights treaties and the domestic procedural protections provided claimants under the Canadian, American and Australian systems for refugee protection decision making.

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Dr. Melanie Janzen is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the University of Manitoba. Her research is informed by critical and feminist theories, with a central focus on exploring the inter-related workings of power and discourses, particularly as they relate to the identities of teachers and children. Her research includes two SSHRC-funded projects on exploring the emotional toll of obligation in teaching and on improving educational experiences for children in care. In addition, she is interested in critical analyses of children’s rights and the implications of rights-based discourses for children and schooling. 

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Dr. Mohammad Khan is an assistant professor of social work whose research interests include poverty, human development and social policy. He studies the disparity in financial capability and wellbeing across individuals’ social locations such as age, gender, income levels and immigration status, as well as developments on basic income in Canada.

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Dr. Amar Khoday is an associate professor of law. He studies the intersections between law and resistance and the ways that legal systems legitimize acts of resistance. Khoday is a founding member of the Migration Law Research Cluster at Robson Hall.

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Sociologist Dr. Andrew Woolford is professor of sociology and criminology and former president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. His research focuses on settler colonial and critical genocide studies, as well as on intersections between ecocidal and genocidal destruction. He is working on two community-based research projects with residential school Survivors: 1) Embodying Empathy, which has designed, built and tested a virtual Indian Residential School to serve as a site of knowledge mobilization and empathy formation; and 2) Remembering Assiniboia, which focuses on commemoration of the Assiniboia Residential School. He has initiated a project on human and other-than-human relations within genocidal processes under the title “symbiogenetic destruction”.
 
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