Past Events

Partnership for Women’s Health Research Virtual Networking and Mentoring Series: Nov. 14 2023

Join the Partnership for Women’s Health Research Canada for an engaging online networking & mentoring session for trainees.

Tue, Nov 14, 2023 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM MST

Are you a trainee interested in the health of women, trans and non-binary people? Do you want to meet new mentors and other trainees from across the country? Do you have questions about career paths related to women’s health research?

Join us November 14th for an online session with Dr. Kate Rossiter (Ending Violence Association of BC) and Dr. Stephanie Montesanti, two leaders in the area of gender-based violence research. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about their work, ask them questions about their career, and connect with other trainees to strengthen your own networks.

For more information and to register, click here

Meet your mentors

Dr. Kate Rossiter, Director of Provincial Services, Ending Violence Association of BC

From Phd to Non-Profit—Careers outside academia

Kate is a researcher and educator in the area of gender-based violence and trauma. She completed a PhD in criminology and a non-profit management certificate at Simon Fraser University.

She has volunteered or worked in community-based, police-based, court-based, and prison-based programs in British Columbia and Ontario. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, and is affiliated with the FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children.

Kate is passionate about continuous learning, collaborative leadership, and organizational wellness.

Outside of work, she enjoys time with her wife, rescue dog and cat.

Dr. Stephanie Montesanti, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Applying research on gender-based violence to policy and practice

Stephanie is a health policy and health systems researcher within the field of population and public health. Her research program examines the determinants of policy and systems change in addressing the health of populations, focusing on understanding chronic disease and health inequities in Indigenous and other underserved populations in Canada and globally. She applies a socioecological and life course perspective to examine key community and societal-level factors that influence the health of individuals and communities throughout their life course. Her research also applies policy analysis and systems thinking to identify innovative approaches to transforming health systems to be better equipped to address the conditions driving health disparities and disease burden among our most vulnerable populations. Dr. Montesanti’s research program involves strong partnerships and collaborations with policy and decision-makers, health providers and community.