2019 Annual Meeting
Join us on June 5th to learn about the Centre's impact towards ending violence against women & children.
During the event, we will present our annual awards.
Presenting the awards for:
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Scotiabank Graduate Award for Studies in Violence Against Women and Children
Kristina Giacobbe is a 2019 Masters (MA) graduate Counselling Psychology student in the Faculty of Education at Western University. Her thesis is investigating the role of victim intuitive sense of fear and help-seeking behaviours. Kristina completed her Honours Specialization in Psychology at King’s University College at Western University. Her undergraduate thesis was investigating the utilization and stigmatization of Good2Talk, and in-person counselling services at Western University.
Corinne Qureshi is a 2019 Masters (MA) graduate Counselling Psychology student in the Faculty of Education at Western University. Her thesis is examining the heterogeneity of domestic homicide in the context of relationship type, specifically, investigating the unique risks of dating relationships. Corinne completed her BA Hons. Specialization degree in Psychology at Western University in 2016, where she examined adult attachment and social media activity of romantic partners.
Elisabeth Steel Reurink Memorial Award
Jackie Salas is a 2019 Masters (MA) graduate Counselling Psychology student in the Faculty of Education program at Western University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Alberta. She also holds an MA degree in Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her previous research experience includes work with the Intercultural Communication Lab at the University of Alberta, specifically examining self-consistency in bicultural persons. Jackie’s thesis investigated female and male perpetrators of domestic homicide under the supervision of Dr. Peter Jaffe.
Everyday Heroes Award
Shelley Yeo is the Assistant Executive Director at Anova, a Future without Violence in London, Ontario where she has worked, witnessed, and been a part of much change over the past 28 years. Anova provides a continuum of services to women, children and other individuals who have experienced violence and abuse.
Shelley is Co-founder and Co-Chair of All Our Sisters, Co-Chair of the London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse (LCCEWA), until recently was an Executive member of the London Homeless Coalition for more than a dozen years, Co-founder of Women’s Events Committee, Co-Founder of the London Yoga Festival, Owner Representative for South London Libro Council, and sits on several other community committees and boards. Shelley was the first and only recipient of the YMCA of Western Ontario Peace Award and 2010 John Robinson Award. Community awareness, development and coordination within a relational practice are of particular interest to Shelley. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, practicing yoga, cooking, entertaining, travelling, watching gardens grow and stepping out of her comfort zone on occasion. While doing all of this, Shelley continues to challenge herself and others with maintaining the vision of a world where we are all free to make personal choices and to live in peace.