Associate Professor, Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies
Wendee Kubik is an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Brock University, as well as an Adjunct Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Regina. Her Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “The Changing Roles of Farm Women and the Consequences for their Health, Well-being and Quality of Life” was a qualitative and quantitative study conducted in 2005. Her research interests focus on farm women, Aboriginal women, women’s health, women and work, gender analysis, changing gender roles, participatory action research, food and water security and sustainability, and global health issues.
Wendee is currently a co-investigator in a five year (2011 – 2016) SSHRC – Community-University Research Alliance Program (CURA) project “Rural and Northern Response to Intimate Partner Violence” on behalf of the RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse) Tri-provincial Research Network at the University of Regina.
Some of her previous research projects included a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) – UPCD Program, Rural Community Water Conservation Project (Canada & Chile), a SSHRC – (CURA) project entitled “The Healing Journey” (a longitudinal study following the healing journey of women who had been abused by their intimate partners), plus research looking at the health and program needs of Aboriginal grandmothers caring for their grandchildren.
Dr. Kubik has published articles about farm women’s work and health, food sustainability, climate-induced water stress and missing Indigenous women. She has presented her research and spoken about women’s issues at conferences in Canada, Australia, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, and the United States.
How does Women’s and Gender Studies fit into sustainability/ESRC?
Agenda21 from the Rio Earth Summit states that “Gender Equality and the strengthening of women’s rights and participation in decision-making are key areas in the pursuit of sustainable development”. The equal participation of women is a key in eliminating poverty around the world. The work, roles and voices of women need to be included in any development project if we want a sustainable world for our grandchildren.