Janet Austin

Chief Executive Officer · YWCA Metro Vancouver

Janet Austin is responsible for one of BC’s largest and most diversified non-profits

Non-Profit Leadership Social Housing Transition Housing Homeless Shelters Group Homes

CJ Blennerhassett

Registered Midwife · Association of Nova Scotia Midwives

Registered Midwife and activist with a focus on informed choice, reproductive rights, & the provision of inclusive care for LGBTQ families.

Pregnancy Pregnancy and Abuse Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues pregnancy and sport Pregnancy Loss

Carl Castro

Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Current research efforts include assessing the effects of combat and operations tempo (OPTEMPO) on soldier, family and unit readiness.

Veterans Affairs Veterans and Military Families Military Transition Back to Civilian Life Military Affairs Psychological Health

Prof. Ariela Lowenstein

Head, Social Gerontology Center for Research · University of Haifa

Professor Lowenstein's research specializes in intergenerational family relations and caregiving

Carers and Caregiving Intergenerational Family Relations Elder's Quality of Life Gerontological Education Policy Development