Prof. Myrna Dawson
Prof. Myrna Dawson

U of G professor Myrna Dawson took part this week in a scientific panel on gender-based violence held in Ottawa by Status of Women Canada.

The panel discussed current methods for preventing gender-based violence in Canada and key questions for future research.

“The panel’s discussions will contribute to the development of the federal government’s strategy against gender-based violence,” said Dawson, professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice.

About a dozen experts from across the country were invited to participate.

Dawson studies social and legal responses to violence, especially how legislative, public policy and program reform has helped to prevent intimate partner and domestic violence.