Wendee Kubik’s research interests focus on women’s health, Aboriginal women, women and work, farm women, gender analysis, changing gender roles, participatory action research, food and water security and sustainability, and global health issues. Her research interests specific to the Niagara region centre on female migrant workers and the work of women in the wine industry.
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.
- Project Team: The RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and
Abuse) /CURA team involves eighteen academic researchers from universities in the Prairie provinces and 15 community partners in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. RESOLVE is a prairie-based research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women.
- Title: RURAL AND NORTHERN RESPONSE TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
- Funder: Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awarded through the Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) program
- Description: Rural and Northern Response to Intimate Partner Violence was awarded $1,000,000 over five years to investigate intimate partner violence in rural and northern communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. The goal of the project is to enhance the understanding of effective community response to intimate partner violence in rural and northern regions of the Canadian Prairie provinces and the NWT and lead to policy change through actions of our community partners. The study builds upon the established connections among three RESOLVE prairie province research offices, researchers in the Northwest Territory (NWT), and justice and community family violence agencies across the provinces/territory.
Some of her previous research projects included a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) – UPCD Program, Rural Community Water Conservation Project (Canada & Chile) that involved working to establish more women in the water industries and corporations in 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) through RESOLVE, 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, Aboriginal women’s 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.