Claudyne Chevrier specific interests lie in the interactions between social determinants of health and social inequalities and the accessibility to quality health care, particular in relations to gender inequalities.
For her Masters thesis, she completed 4 months of field work in Mysore, India, in a sex workers organization focusing on the HIV/AIDS-related care and support services that they organize for their members. Her Ph.D project focuses on the history of interventions around the sex trade in Winnipeg, and on access to health care for sex trade workers.
Claudyne is a Manitoba Health Research Council Graduate Fellow and a trainee in the CIHR International Infectious Disease and Global Health Training Program.
Danny Blair is a Professor and also Associate Dean of Faculty of Science at University of Winnipeg. His main research interests include climate change and variability in Canada's prairie provinces, synoptic climatology, the classification of synoptic patterns, and natural hazards.
He was a contributing author of Canada’s National Assessment of Climate Change released in 2008. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Regina and a PhD from the University of Manitoba.
Harsha Walia is a social justice activist and journalist who is best known for co-founding the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal. Walia's writings have appeared in over fifty journals, anthologies, and magazines, including Briarpatch and others.
She is the author of the book "Undoing Border Imperialism", which indigenous rights activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has called, "the first extended work on immigration that refuses to make First Nations sovereignty invisible."
Ian Mauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg. He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Geography, from University of Manitoba.
Mauro is a pioneer of multi-media methodologies, scholarship and education. His interdisciplinary work weaves the social and ecological sciences together recognizing the important synergies between scientific and indigenous knowledge.
Mauro is known to use participatory video to collect digital stories to help communicate and conserve local and indigenous knowledge. In year 2011 he was awarded an “Apple Distinguished Educator” award for his work.
Susan Lingle’s research focuses on the evolution of prey defenses as it affects their biology, psychology and ecology. A focal point in her research is animal cooperation witnessed predominantly in defense against a predatory threat. Most of Susan Lingle’s work has been conducted on the prairie grasslands of western Canada.
Lingle uses an understanding of prey behaviour, seasonal vulnerability and unintentional provisioning of predators through human activities to identify the reasons that prey on the prairie are at particular risk.