Douglas College Menstrual Research Group


The Douglas College Menstrual Research Group was founded in 2020 to focus on menstrual equity and health in Canada. It is comprised of researchers from the Sociology and Earth Sciences departments at Douglas College:

Dr. Lisa Smith

Dr. Smith is a Faculty Member and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Douglas College. Her areas of research expertise are sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and community-engaged sociology.

Dr. Selina Tribe

Dr. Tribe is a Faculty Member in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Douglas College. She played an important role in getting free menstrual supplies into school restrooms across British Columbia, and continues to lead the efforts on policy change around menstrual equity throughout Canada.

Current Projects

Period Product Access Project

Douglas College faculty members Dr. Selina Tribe and Dr. Lisa Smith started the Period Product Access Project in 2019 after Dr. Tribe noticed a lack of freely available menstrual products on campus and in the community.

The goal of this project is to examine peoples’ experiences menstruating on campus and determine any impact on their ability to get an education.  The data collected will support programs to improve access to menstrual products in public restrooms and help reduce period poverty. We want to support normal bodily functions of both sexes by providing free menstrual products across campus. 

For more information about this project, please contact:

Contact Us

For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Smith and Dr. Selina Tribe