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Jen Marchbank: Scholarly Impact of the Week

January 26, 2023

Jen Marchbank, a professor in SFU’s Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSWS), has been interviewed by SFU Research for the Scholarly Impact of the Week about her work to eliminate relationship violence (RV) and advocate for survivors. The profile is part of SFU Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

An interdisciplinary scholar, Marchbank works closely with communities to explore social justice issues such as LGBTQ2SIA+ youth and elders; LGBTQ2SIA+ refugees and immigrants; refugee settlement; childcare and ‘mail order’ brides. She also co-founded and co-facilitates the award-winning activist group Youth for A Change. In 2022, she was recognized with a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Education, Training & Development for her impact as a researcher, educator and activist.

Marchbank is a member of the Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR), a community-based partnership that includes service and healthcare providers, educators, police, justice and government. NEVR is committed to eliminating violence in the community through education, awareness, advocacy and collaboration.