iMPACTS

Led by Dr. Shaheen Shariff, Project Director (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, McGill University), iMPACTS is a seven-year project to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally. Douglas College has been a partner on the project since May 2018. This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in the amount of $2.5 million. It is further supported by an additional $3.7 million of in kind and cash contributions from five McGill Faculties, the McGill Vice Principal (Research and Innovation)24 educational institutions (universities and colleges), and 9 community partners.

The overarching goal of this project is to unearth, dismantle and prevent sexual violence within universities, and ultimately in society, through evidence-based research that will inform sustainable curriculum and policy change.

Douglas College Faculty team members and Student Research Assistants are actively involved in research, community outreach, and scholarly and creative knowledge mobilization. Our team works in collaboration and partnership with Douglas College Students’ Union, Student Affairs and Services, Marketing and Communications, Indigenous Student Services, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Douglas College iMPACTS Research Team:

Faculty Members
Karyn Audet (Psychology)
Carla Hotel (Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Lisa Smith (Sociology)
Gretchen Goertz (Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian)
Jaime Yard (Anthropology)

Current Student Research Assistants
Amber Brown
Angela Knowles
Rim Gacimi
Asher Faerstein
Nadia Nooshin Zare

Past Student Research Assistants:
Ana Brito
Seren Friskie
Sunny Manhas
Deyvika Srinivasa
Ryan Tremblay
Meghan Wingrove

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Douglas College works in partnership with McGill University on the iMPACTS research project. 

Learn more about iMPACTS.