Nakeisha Lodge-Tulloch

I have a passion for maternal and perinatal health, specifically investigating developmental origins of health and disease. Over the past two years at Queen’s University, under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Graham, Dr. Tiziana Cotechini, and Dr. Maria Velez, I’ve had the joy of exploring the impact of pregnancy complications on the future health of […]

Stephanie Howe

Stephanie is a doctoral student in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program at the University of Calgary. She previously completed her B.A. (Hons) in Psychology and her M.Sc. in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary. Stephanie’s main research interests are related to children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism, […]

Arielle Perrotta

Arielle Perrotta is a PhD student supervised by Dr. Jennifer Leason in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary. I am passionate about social justice, including social equality, gender-based experiences, and decolonization which have inspired my research interests in qualitative research methodologies; feminist theory; women’s sexual and reproductive health; and Indigenous maternal health. […]

Ashley Hayward

Ashley Hayward is a PhD candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba and a 2020 Canada Institutes of Health Research funded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. Ashley is currently a trainee on the ‘She Walks with Me’ urban Indigenous doula project in partnership with Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg and […]

Cara Nania

Cara is a graduate student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of Calgary. Born and raised in Calgary, Cara completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology with her research focusing on chronic pain, sleep, and trauma in youth. Upon graduation, Cara worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at […]

Grant Bruno

Grant Bruno is nehiyawak (Plains Cree) and a registered member of nipsihkopahk (Samson Cree Nation), one of the reserves that makes up maskwacis (Bear Hills), Alberta. He is a PhD in Medical Sciences – Pediatrics student at the University of Alberta. Grant Bruno is a father, two of his children are on the autism spectrum. […]

Li Qing Wang

Li Qing is passionate about maternal and fetal health in both the basic science and the clinical aspects. During her undergraduate studies, Li Qing studied CCR5 polymorphisms and pre-eclampsia with Dr. Wendy Robinson. For her PhD research project, Li Qing is studying both genetic and epidemiologic risk factors of pre-eclampsia. Through studying immune-related methylation quantitative […]

Gabrielle Pratte

Gabrielle Pratte, OT, MSc, is a PhD candidate in Health Sciences Research at Sherbrooke University. She is a member of the GRANDIR Research Chair ( and on the student committee of the Institut Universitaire de Première Ligne en Santé et Services Sociaux du CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. She completed a professional master’s in occupational […]