Our Team

Photo of the 2019-2020 SFCC Canada Team
 
Vibhu Bhargava   Education Coordinator   Vibhu Bhargava (she/her) recently completed her BSc (Honours) in Neuroscience with a minor in Political Science at Dalhousie University. She combines her background in the two fields by focusing her research on how ethno-racial discrimination interacts with mental health stigma in predicting psychological distress in Indigenous and Black individuals living in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). Her strong passion for human rights issues, specifically relating to women and children has cultivated her motivation and dedication to conduct anti-sexual violence work throughout her time at Dalhousie. Vibhu is a strong believer in creating positive change within communities by empowering individuals through education. Through SFCC she strives to establish a culture of anti-sexual violence by providing intersectional, peer-led, survivor-centric sexual violence education across campuses in the country.

Vibhu Bhargava Education Coordinator

Vibhu Bhargava (she/her) recently completed her BSc (Honours) in Neuroscience with a minor in Political Science at Dalhousie University. She combines her background in the two fields by focusing her research on how ethno-racial discrimination interacts with mental health stigma in predicting psychological distress in Indigenous and Black individuals living in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). Her strong passion for human rights issues, specifically relating to women and children has cultivated her motivation and dedication to conduct anti-sexual violence work throughout her time at Dalhousie. Vibhu is a strong believer in creating positive change within communities by empowering individuals through education. Through SFCC she strives to establish a culture of anti-sexual violence by providing intersectional, peer-led, survivor-centric sexual violence education across campuses in the country.

Emma Cox   Education Coordinator   Emma Cox completed her BA in Psychology from McGill University in 2016. During her undergraduate degree, Emma provided direct support to survivors of sexualized violence through university support centres. As an SFCC member, Emma wants to make a contribution to existing efforts of holding universities accountable for the perpetuation of rape cultures on campuses and to ensure those affected by these violences have access to the supports they deserve.

Emma Cox Education Coordinator

Emma Cox completed her BA in Psychology from McGill University in 2016. During her undergraduate degree, Emma provided direct support to survivors of sexualized violence through university support centres. As an SFCC member, Emma wants to make a contribution to existing efforts of holding universities accountable for the perpetuation of rape cultures on campuses and to ensure those affected by these violences have access to the supports they deserve.

Sophie Hough-Martin   Outreach Lead   Sophie Hough-Martin is a recent graduate from Concordia University in Tio’ta:ke/Montreal, where she received her BA in History and Political Science. During her time at Concordia, Sophie was a member of Concordia’s legally-mandated Standing Committee on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence. Concordia’s Standing Committee made one thing clear: students need to stand together for stand-alone sexual violence policies, because senior administrators won’t. At SFCC Canada, Sophie hopes to provide students with skills to build community, fight for better within institutional frameworks, and decode the bureaucratic molasses of post-secondary institutions in order to create cultures of consent and take back their right to education without fear.

Sophie Hough-Martin Outreach Lead

Sophie Hough-Martin is a recent graduate from Concordia University in Tio’ta:ke/Montreal, where she received her BA in History and Political Science. During her time at Concordia, Sophie was a member of Concordia’s legally-mandated Standing Committee on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence. Concordia’s Standing Committee made one thing clear: students need to stand together for stand-alone sexual violence policies, because senior administrators won’t. At SFCC Canada, Sophie hopes to provide students with skills to build community, fight for better within institutional frameworks, and decode the bureaucratic molasses of post-secondary institutions in order to create cultures of consent and take back their right to education without fear.

Anne Moreau   Education Coordinator   Anne Moreau recently completed her BA in Political Science and Law in both official languages at the University of Ottawa. In addition to her anti-sexual violence advocacy, Anne is committed to especially empowering women of color and advancing a feminism that is truly attentive to cultural variability. She hopes to one day pursue higher education in Law and Global Affairs and is currently conducting human rights research and supporting fair refugee decision making at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

Anne Moreau Education Coordinator

Anne Moreau recently completed her BA in Political Science and Law in both official languages at the University of Ottawa. In addition to her anti-sexual violence advocacy, Anne is committed to especially empowering women of color and advancing a feminism that is truly attentive to cultural variability. She hopes to one day pursue higher education in Law and Global Affairs and is currently conducting human rights research and supporting fair refugee decision making at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

Karan Saxena   Advocacy Coordinator   Karan (he/him) is an undergraduate student at the University of Manitoba. He is from Mumbai, India and is currently studying Political Studies and French – in hopes of pursuing a career in political journalism or an activist/academic career in human rights. He is extremely passionate about anti-sexual violence work, combatting racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and anything that denies people their rights and liberties. He has worked with community and advocacy groups such as UMQueer, Justice for Women Manitoba, and has served the arts student council as the Accessibility Representative at the UofM

Karan Saxena Advocacy Coordinator

Karan (he/him) is an undergraduate student at the University of Manitoba. He is from Mumbai, India and is currently studying Political Studies and French – in hopes of pursuing a career in political journalism or an activist/academic career in human rights. He is extremely passionate about anti-sexual violence work, combatting racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and anything that denies people their rights and liberties. He has worked with community and advocacy groups such as UMQueer, Justice for Women Manitoba, and has served the arts student council as the Accessibility Representative at the UofM

Tia Wong   Education Lead   Tia Wong (she/her) is in her final year of a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Community Services at the University of Victoria (traditional territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples), having previously attended Carleton University for Global & International Studies. Tia currently resides in Ottawa (traditional territory of the Algonquin Nation). She is passionate about creating a culture of consent through peer-led education, building capacity within student communities, and strengthening the student movement against sexual violence across Turtle Island.

Tia Wong Education Lead

Tia Wong (she/her) is in her final year of a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Community Services at the University of Victoria (traditional territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples), having previously attended Carleton University for Global & International Studies. Tia currently resides in Ottawa (traditional territory of the Algonquin Nation). She is passionate about creating a culture of consent through peer-led education, building capacity within student communities, and strengthening the student movement against sexual violence across Turtle Island.

Erdene Batzorig   Outreach Coordinator   Erdene (she/her) is a Golden Goddess hailing from Mongolia. She has recently completed her undergrad in Journalism at Concordia University. During her studies, she has worked with support centres around Montreal as a peer supporter and active listener. She has been an active member of the team campaigning against Concordia’s inaction towards sexual violence and is eager to continue to hold the university accountable. Through her involvement with SFCC, she hopes to connect with students around the country to build solidarity to take down institutional bs and support survivors at all levels! She is ready to learn and relearn.

Erdene Batzorig Outreach Coordinator

Erdene (she/her) is a Golden Goddess hailing from Mongolia. She has recently completed her undergrad in Journalism at Concordia University. During her studies, she has worked with support centres around Montreal as a peer supporter and active listener. She has been an active member of the team campaigning against Concordia’s inaction towards sexual violence and is eager to continue to hold the university accountable. Through her involvement with SFCC, she hopes to connect with students around the country to build solidarity to take down institutional bs and support survivors at all levels! She is ready to learn and relearn.

Shannon Furness   Outreach Coordinator   Shannon Furness (she/her) is in the process of completing her BA (Honours) in Political Studies and Sociology at the University of Manitoba with plans to pursue graduate studies. Her current area of focus is on the politicization of sexual violence and reproductive justice while her passion for social, political, and feminist advocacy are reflected in her work with the Justice for Women Manitoba, The Action-Against Anti-Choice Coalition, Mife Campaign, Youth in a Green War, as well as during her tenure as the Womyn’s Representative of the Arts Student Body Council at the University of Manitoba. Going into her fifth year of studies, Shannon plans to utilize her position as an Outreach team member of SFCC and elected VPI of the Political Studies Student Association to ensure survivor-centric, inclusive, and intersectional sexual violence policies and educational campaigns are properly established and effectively utilized into post-secondary campuses across the country.

Shannon Furness Outreach Coordinator

Shannon Furness (she/her) is in the process of completing her BA (Honours) in Political Studies and Sociology at the University of Manitoba with plans to pursue graduate studies. Her current area of focus is on the politicization of sexual violence and reproductive justice while her passion for social, political, and feminist advocacy are reflected in her work with the Justice for Women Manitoba, The Action-Against Anti-Choice Coalition, Mife Campaign, Youth in a Green War, as well as during her tenure as the Womyn’s Representative of the Arts Student Body Council at the University of Manitoba. Going into her fifth year of studies, Shannon plans to utilize her position as an Outreach team member of SFCC and elected VPI of the Political Studies Student Association to ensure survivor-centric, inclusive, and intersectional sexual violence policies and educational campaigns are properly established and effectively utilized into post-secondary campuses across the country.

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Masuma Khan Advocacy Lead

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Sam Rockbrune   Outreach Coordinator   Sam Rockbrune is a graduate student at York Univearsity. Her current research focus is on Ontario post-secondary sexual violence policies from a socio-legal lens. She has previously attended Carleton University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Sam is passionate about higher education and has experience in social media management.

Sam Rockbrune Outreach Coordinator

Sam Rockbrune is a graduate student at York Univearsity. Her current research focus is on Ontario post-secondary sexual violence policies from a socio-legal lens. She has previously attended Carleton University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Sam is passionate about higher education and has experience in social media management.

Connor Spencer   Chair   Connor Spencer (she/her) is a K'jipuktuk (Halifax)-based organizer with ties to Tiohtià:ke (Montréal) who is interested in building and participating in communities, solidarities and allyships between anti-violence, anti-capitalist, and justice movements across Turtle Island. Having completed her BA at McGill University, she is intensely interested in holding academic institutions accountable for the violence and power structures that they perpetuate and uphold. She is currently working as a part of the labour movement in Atlantic Canada.

Connor Spencer Chair

Connor Spencer (she/her) is a K'jipuktuk (Halifax)-based organizer with ties to Tiohtià:ke (Montréal) who is interested in building and participating in communities, solidarities and allyships between anti-violence, anti-capitalist, and justice movements across Turtle Island. Having completed her BA at McGill University, she is intensely interested in holding academic institutions accountable for the violence and power structures that they perpetuate and uphold. She is currently working as a part of the labour movement in Atlantic Canada.

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Cherlene Cheung Outreach Coordinator

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Emily Gerbrant   Education Coordinator   Emily was born and raised in Treaty 1 territory of Southern Manitoba, the land of the Anishinabewaki, Sioux, and Metis and currently resides in the Treaty 6 territory of Edmonton, Alberta, the land of the Blackfoot/Niitsítapi, Cree, Plains Cree, Tsuu T'ina, and Metis. She completed her BA in Criminology from the University of Manitoba in 2017. She is currently completing her MA and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Her research investigates sexual violence, digital feminist activism, and legal responses and interventions into anti-sexual violence movements. She is passionate about making research and education about sexual violence accessible for all people and strives to promote an anti-racist, anti-colonial and anti-patriarchal framework of social justice.

Emily Gerbrant Education Coordinator

Emily was born and raised in Treaty 1 territory of Southern Manitoba, the land of the Anishinabewaki, Sioux, and Metis and currently resides in the Treaty 6 territory of Edmonton, Alberta, the land of the Blackfoot/Niitsítapi, Cree, Plains Cree, Tsuu T'ina, and Metis. She completed her BA in Criminology from the University of Manitoba in 2017. She is currently completing her MA and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Her research investigates sexual violence, digital feminist activism, and legal responses and interventions into anti-sexual violence movements. She is passionate about making research and education about sexual violence accessible for all people and strives to promote an anti-racist, anti-colonial and anti-patriarchal framework of social justice.

Allison Kilgour   Advocacy Coordinator   Allison was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba and is a recent graduate from the University of Manitoba, with plans to pursue a law degree with a focus on health policy and social justice. She is a passionate advocate for sexual violence prevention, comprehensive sexual health education, and mental health. She has previously served as a workshop facilitator with Justice for Women Manitoba, as the Vice President Advocacy of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union, and currently works in sexual violence prevention work at the University of Manitoba.

Allison Kilgour Advocacy Coordinator

Allison was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba and is a recent graduate from the University of Manitoba, with plans to pursue a law degree with a focus on health policy and social justice. She is a passionate advocate for sexual violence prevention, comprehensive sexual health education, and mental health. She has previously served as a workshop facilitator with Justice for Women Manitoba, as the Vice President Advocacy of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union, and currently works in sexual violence prevention work at the University of Manitoba.

Caitlin Salvino   Advocacy Coordinator   Caitlin wrote the OurTurn National Action Plan and was the co-founder and national Chair of OurTurn (2017-2018). She has completed a BA in Human Rights and Law at Carleton University, as well as studied law in Washington D.C. and the Hague. In addition to her work with OurTurn, she worked at the Student's Society of McGill University writing the first Canadian student union Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy and is the youngest person named to the Federal Status of Women Gender-Based Violence Committee.  Currently she is studying law at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar and is passionate about continuing anti-sexual violence work through SFCC.

Caitlin Salvino Advocacy Coordinator

Caitlin wrote the OurTurn National Action Plan and was the co-founder and national Chair of OurTurn (2017-2018). She has completed a BA in Human Rights and Law at Carleton University, as well as studied law in Washington D.C. and the Hague. In addition to her work with OurTurn, she worked at the Student's Society of McGill University writing the first Canadian student union Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy and is the youngest person named to the Federal Status of Women Gender-Based Violence Committee.

Currently she is studying law at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar and is passionate about continuing anti-sexual violence work through SFCC.

Chantelle Spicer   Advocacy Coordinator   Chantelle recently completed a degree in Indigenous Studies and Anthropology at Vancouver Island University and is undertaking a graduate degree at Simon Fraser. Her foundations in anti-violence work lie in fighting for Indigenous sovereignty, solidarity, and community accountability. She has worked with organisations such as West Coast LEAF, the BC Federation of Students, the Nanaimo Women's Centre and Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. She is passionate about advocating for institutional accountability and centering the experiences of communities marginalized by the current systems. She resides on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Chantelle Spicer Advocacy Coordinator

Chantelle recently completed a degree in Indigenous Studies and Anthropology at Vancouver Island University and is undertaking a graduate degree at Simon Fraser. Her foundations in anti-violence work lie in fighting for Indigenous sovereignty, solidarity, and community accountability. She has worked with organisations such as West Coast LEAF, the BC Federation of Students, the Nanaimo Women's Centre and Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. She is passionate about advocating for institutional accountability and centering the experiences of communities marginalized by the current systems. She resides on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.