Safe, Healthy and Connected Communities
Thursday, September 21, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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The Faculty of Education is excited to invite you to an evening of timely and unique insight from our team of research experts. Our researchers are highly respected worldwide for their work in important areas, including mental health, safe spaces, inclusive education, and social justice. By collaborating closely with educational institutions, mental health organizations, and social support networks, we are dedicated to creating safe, healthy, and connected communities.
Please join us for a virtual Homecoming event titled "Safe, Healthy, Connected Communities: How is the Faculty of Education Poised to Help Canada and Beyond?" The event’s panelists will discuss the innovative initiatives and expertise of our Faculty, while exploring how others can support our vital work. Get ready to discover the powerful impact we can make together, not just in Canada but around the world.
We hope you can join us for this meaningful conversation to discuss how the Faculty of Education is ready to make positive changes, support well-being, and build strong connections within communities near and far.
About the panelists:

Dr. Katreena Scott is a Psychologist, a Professor in Applied Psychology within the Faculty of Education at Western University, and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Ending Child Abuse and Domestic Violence. Katreena serves as the Academic Director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, where she leads a dedicated team of students and research associates who are working to understand and prevent violence in relationships. You can learn about the Centre's current and past projects on its research webpage. Katreena is internationally recognized for her research on empirically and ethically sound policies and practices for intervening with men who have used violence against their partners and/or children. The Caring Dads program that she helped develop ( is currently running in many sites across Canada, as well as in the US, UK, Australia and a number of European countries.

Prior to joining Western University, Katreena spent most of her career at the University of Toronto where she held a Canada Research Chair in Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention.

Dr. Colin King is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Education at Western University. Registered as a School and Child Clinical Psychologist. He has trained and worked in a variety of community, hospital, and mental health settings with children and adolescents experiencing learning, behavioural, and social-emotional difficulties. Prior to arriving at Western, Colin worked in private practice and as a Psychologist and Coordinator of Psychological Services in the Thames Valley District School Board.

As Director of the Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic at Western University, Dr. King oversees the interdisciplinary training clinic for graduate students in School and Applied Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, and Speech and Language Pathology where they provide consultation, assessment, and intervention services for youth in our community.

Dr. Augusto Riveros is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Education at Western University. His research focuses on the spatial analysis of urban schooling. Some topics include the contributions of spatial thinking to the analysis of education policy and the relations between urban change and the supply of schooling in urban centres. His most recent work examines the extent of use of portable classrooms in Ontario as well as the implications of these structures for equity and achievement in urban schools. You can learn about some of this project's initial findings here: Enrolment and Portable Classrooms in Ontario Schools (
Riveros’ research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and his work has been published in prestigious academic journals. He is also a Senior Fellow for the Network for Economic and Social Trends, a Faculty Associate for the Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance and sits on the Editorial Board for the Canadian Journal for Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP).
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