Advisory Board



Prof. Karen Busby is a law professor and the founding academic director for the Centre for Human Rights Research. Her research interests focus on law and sexual violence, reproduction, sexual representations, sexuality, gender identity, wife abuse and prostitution. She was worked with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Egale Canada and, in recognition of her research and community service, she has received numerous awards including the Canadian Bar Association Hero Award, the YW-YMCA Woman of Distinction Award and induction into the Canadian Q [Queer] Hall of Fame.



Dr. Jerome Cranston is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education. His research interests include human resource management in schools, and organizational behaviour and structure in schools. Dr. Cranston specializes in the area of education administration.





Annette Desmarais is Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty. Her research focuses on food sovereignty, agrarian change, international development theory and practice, and rural social movementsShe is conducting research on the theory, practice and politics of food sovereignty in Canada, Spain and Mexico.



headshot-farenhorstDr. Annemieke Farenhorst is a soil science professor who studies the fate of pesticides, steroid estrogens and antibiotics in soil, water and air, as well as community-based collaborations for strengthening human and ecosystem health. She has led several interdisciplinary research networks, including a Central American community-based project that involves more than 1,400 participants across four countries. Dr. Farenhorst is the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in the Prairie Region and the principle investigator of the CREATE H2O program.

Gary_Glavin_BioDr. 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.



Dr. Rob Hoppa (associate dean of research for Arts) is a SSHRC Tier II Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Biology. His research interests include Human Skeletal Biology, Osteological Methods of Personal Reconstruction, Digital Imaging, 3D Modeling and Visualization; Growth and Development; Palaeodemography, 19th Century Aboriginal Health & Mortality. Dr. Hoppa’s SSHRC research will increase public awareness of Canada’s ancient cultural diversity and provide valuable data for current and future public health policy and health science programs.



Dr. Melanie Janzen is an assistant 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 current research projects include 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. 

Dr. Eveline Milliken is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work. Prof. Milliken works in the Inner City Social Work ACCESS Program and the Aboriginal Child Welfare Initiative. Prof. Milliken’s areas of interest include Women’s Issues/Feminist Perspectives; Cross‐Cultural Communication; and Cultural Safety.



Dr. Cathy Rocke
 is an assistant professor of social work whose current research program
is focused on addressing
and evaluating how we reconcile the relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada, both on campus and in the community, through intergroup dialogue.




Dr. Mary Shariff is an assistant professor of law and also teaches at the University of Manitoba’s Natural Resources Institute. Her diverse research interests include bioethics and law; law of contracts; natural resources law; biogerontology, aging and the law; and assisted death and palliative care.





Dr. Lorna Turnbull is a professor in the Faculty of Law. Her primary areas of research include women’s equality as shaped by laws related to economic rights and obligations, workplace regulation and social inclusion as these impact upon care for dependents. Her teaching interests include international and domestic human rights law, taxation law and policy, gender and equality and women’s rights in a global context. Dr. Turnbull holds a cross appointment with the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College.


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