Safe Choices: Supporting LGBT2SQ Survivors of Sexual and Relationship Violence

This breakout session will take place Saturday (at 1PM) in Room 2301.


olivia-photoFocusing her studies on social justice and the inequalities around health, Olivia Fischer recently graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. Along with her studies, she dedicated her time to researching the intersection of sexuality and childhood cancer, and volunteering at the Sexual Assault Support Centre on campus. Continuing to be driven by her passion for social change, Olivia is currently working as a Personal Care Attendant and facilitates a support group for queer folks with chronic illness in her spare time. She is pursuing a career in counselling psychology with a practice geared towards the LGBTQ+ population to help address some of the unique issues faced by this population.


Dr. Kate Rossiter is Research & Projects Manager at the Ending Violence Association of BC, and Coordinator of the Safe Choices LGBT2SQ Support and Education Program. Kate earned her PhD in Criminology at Simon Fraser University, where she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Canadian Observatory on the Justice System’s Response to Intimate Partner Violence and was Associate Director of the FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. Kate is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Criminology at SFU, and Co-Investigator for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations. 

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