Robyn is a PhD Candidate in Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. Her research focuses on the Ontario Anti-Bullying Framework and its potential implications on Indigenous youth who move off reserve to attend high school. Robyn completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology and Women’s Studies, First Class Standing (Lakehead University, 2011). She also completed a Masters of Education with a Specialization in Women’s Studies (Lakehead University, 2013). In this capacity, Robyn held a SSHRC Joseph-Bombardier Master’s scholarship and the Canadian Home Economics Association Fellowship through the Canadian Federation of University Women. Since July 2013, Robyn has been the English Editorial Assistant for the Canadian Journal of Law and Society/ La Review Canadienne Driot et Société. Since September 2016, Robyn has been a Sessional Lecturer at Lakehead University in the Health Sciences and Women’s Studies Departments. Since August 2018, Robyn has been a Research Associate with EPID@Work. Robyn is working with Dr. Kristman on two projects partnered with Nokiiwin Tribal Council - the first is on labour force participation, work productivity and disability within the Nokiiwin communities, and the second involves the development of mental health e-application for Indigenous communities.
Mannila Sandhu is a Research Assistant within the EPID@work Research Institue and a member of the Senate Research Committee at Lakehead University. She pursued her Computer Science masters' thesis under the supervision of Dr. Vijay Mago at Lakehead University. Her thesis work was primarily focused on developing machine learning approaches to transforming massive social media data sets into detailed reports. During her MSc thesis, she was awarded the MITACS Globalink Research scholarship and was able to collaborate with colleagues at Furman University in the USA. In addition to completing and successfully defending her thesis she has published two academic papers since graduating in Spring, 2019 and continues to build her grant/academic writing skill set. She will be applying her quantitative data management and analysis skillsets to help improve research in epidemiology. Her goal is to gain the experience necessary to apply to the best Ph.D. program and become a Research Scientist in Canada.