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Thursday, February 25 • 9:00am - Friday, March 12 • 3:00pm
A Snapshot of GSAs, Participation, and Wellness in Edmonton Public and Catholic High Schools

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In this session, we will present preliminary findings of a study from the University of Alberta and MacEwan University on Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs, and the well-being of students in high school. The research includes survey responses from students in grades 7-12 from schools in both Edmonton Public and Catholic Schools. Our findings reveal students’ experiences of school and family relationships, bullying, self-expression, self-determination, and involvement with their school’s GSA.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Alston

Lauren Alston

snapshot of GSA's in EPSB and ECS
Lauren is a Ph.D. Student in the Psychological Studies in Education (PSE) program within the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. Lauren previously worked as the Provincial Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance (GSA) Coordinator, a position where she... Read More →
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Maria Di Stasio

A Snapshot of GAS's in EPSB and ECS, MacEwan University
Maria Di Stasio is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Services and Early Learning in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies at MacEwan University. Maria is also an Adjunct Colleague at the University of Alberta and the Principal Investigator on a research study... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session