Painting a Clearer Picture of International Students’ Experiences of Gender-based Violence

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Gender-based violence is an unfortunate reality for some students at post-secondary institutions and is an important issue that campuses are working to address. However, little is known specifically about international students’ experiences of gender-based violence. This is the focus of new research by Dr. Sharada Srinivasan, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development and Associate Professor of Development Studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. 

To undertake this work, Srinivasan and co-applicant Dr. Shivajan Sivapalan, a campus physician at Ontario Tech University and Durham College and Director (operations) of the SAAAC Autism Centre, have been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grant. These grants enable researchers to examine and combine existing knowledge on gender-based violence in order to identify research gaps and better inform policy-makers and service providers. 

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