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Stephanie Chesser


Assistant Professor

Headshot of Stephanie with artwork hanging on the walls in the background.

As a researcher, Dr. Chesser is interested in ways we can create more inclusive and supportive communities for people to live, work, study, and recreate within. Her previous research has explored aspects of age-friendliness and caregiver friendliness within community and/or university contexts. She has also previously investigated the impact of COVID-19 public messaging on older people’s experiences of internalized ageism. Her most recent Research Manitoba-funded work, which is grounded in the notion of leisure as a human right, is looking at ways to assist therapeutic recreation professionals in providing meaningful, tailored recreation programming for Manitoba personal care home residents. Within her work, she seeks ways to support the concepts of reciprocity, respect, and the centering of participant voices/experiences.


Chesser, Stephanie, Porter, Michelle, & Tuckett, Anthony. (2019). Cultivating citizen science for all: ethical considerations for research projects involving diverse and marginalized populations. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 23. 1-12. 10.1080/13645579.2019.1704355.

Litwiller, Fenton, Chesser, Stephanie, & Henhawk, Dan. (2023). Justice as inclusion: a critical conversation about inclusion and belonging. Leisure/Loisir. 47. 1-20. 10.1080/14927713.2023.2252847.

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