Regional Coordinator: Dr. Jebunnessa Chapola
Dr. Jebunnessa Chapola is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, SK, Canada. Her research interest includes Indigenous, transnational women’s rights, decolonial feminist research, women-led climate change adaption, and women’s self-determination. Her anti-racist community-engaged work created positive impacts on the communities. She has been recognized with anti-racist awards, including the Saskatchewan Anti-racist Champion (provincial Betty Szuchewycz award) by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) in 2014, Anti-racist Beyond Trailblazer Honor 2015, and CBC Future 40 Award 2015 in the category of community leadership, social activism, and volunteerism. Recently, she received the Student Changemaker MOMA Award 2023 from the International Association of Maternal Action and Scholarship (IAMAS), USA for her doctoral research.