Nominated by member scholarly associations of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the 2022 Congress Graduate Merit Awards recognize exceptional graduate students who will be presenting their work at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Tell us about yourself.
Master of Educational Administration (thesis-based) at University of Saskatchewan.
Primary research areas: sexual violence prevention in higher education, campus sexual safety, and learning equality in higher education.
List the scholarly association(s) of which you are currently a member.
At which conference(s) will you be presenting and/or attending?
CSSHE 2022, G2: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (Live)
What is the title of your Congress 2022 presentation?
Student Perspectives on Sexual Violence Interventions and Preventions in Higher Education
How would you describe the research you will be presenting at Congress 2022?
Sexual violence has been a common issue and critical challenge existing in institutions of higher education, to which female students are most exposed. With various harms to students who are victims of sexual violence, sexual violence incidents could further influence students’ personal and academic lives. This research aimed to examine what interventions and preventions had been implemented on campus, and to explore student perspectives regarding for administrators to consider in order to build a safer and more welcoming learning environment for their students.
How does the research you will be presenting connect with the Congress 2022 theme, Transitions?
This research explored student perspectives from a wide demographic background on sexual violence prevention and intervention in higher education, which could expand understanding and promote action for administrators in higher education to build safer and more welcoming learning environment for their students. This resonates with the theme “Transition” of encouraging and strengthening CSSHE’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization in Canada.
What is your favourite part of the Congress experience?
It is the largest academic gathering in Canada with a different theme for academic research each year. This connects researchers, academics, and students together voicing out all the significant research has been doing or done across the country and promoting social changes with passion and expertise.
Share your hopes for Congress 2022.
I hope 2022 Congress will continue to be the liaison of the Canadian academic community and strengthen the EDID in our society.