Jula Hughes, PhD


formerly a professor of law at UNB, is now a full professor and the Dean of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Her research focuses on the areas of criminal law, comparative constitutional law, and judicial ethics. Her projects include SSHRC-funded work on assisting families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, reproductive rights, and judicial ethics.

Tobin LeBlanc Haley, PhD


is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNB Saint John. A community-engaged researcher, Tobin works primarily with people experiencing poverty, disability, gender-based discrimination and institutionalization. She is passionate about the expertise that lives in community (outside the walls of the academy) and does her best to centre accessible and anti-oppressive methodologies in all aspects of her research practice. She is, however, always learning how to do that better.

Jessi Taylor, PhD


is currently the Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Policy at the University of New Brunswick, researching health disparities, DIY Health, and reproductive health in the province. Her background is in gendered health gaps, sexual and reproductive health, sex work, and sexual violence in conflict zones. She is interested in queer and feminist organizing during and after conflict, and health-related activism in Canada. In particular, she focuses on sex workers’ rights, reproductive justice, sex positive initiatives, harm reduction, and feminist sci-fi and comics.

Karen Pearlston


PhD, has taught at UNB Law since 2001. Her teaching and research focus is on legal history, family law, and gender, sexuality, and law. A lifelong feminist and activist, Karen has worked on abortion and reproductive justice campaigns since 2007. She was a founding member of the board of The 203: Centre for Gender and Sexual Minorities at UNB and is a member of the Fierté Fredericton Pride board.

Mary C. Milliken


has a PhD in Sociology from UNB. Since 2014, she has been applying her qualitative research and project coordination skills to various projects on contracts with a variety of clients.

Christine Hughes


 is a historian of gender and sexuality who loves exploring the archives of Canadian feminism. She lives in Fredericton, NB, where she grew up, with her dog Oscar.


Courtney Pyrke


Interdisciplinary Studies PhD student at the University of New Brunswick, an Atlantic Regional Advocate at the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), and a professional librarian. They are studying Information Literacy and Social Determinants of Health. Courtney is interested in how literacy impacts health outcomes in vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Indigo Komiwonuhke Poirier


is a member of the Wolastoq nation, Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Native Studies and Sociology at St. Thomas University (STU), musician, and chronic worrier. Her passions include Indigenous sovereignty, reproductive justice, queer liberation, video games, electronic music, and cats.

Marina Kwak


is a third-year law student. She is interested in criminal and medical law and women’s right and access to justice and health. She is working as both quantitative and qualitative Research Assistant, incorporating her research skills into the field of law.

Mandi Parsons


is a second-year law student at UNB Law. Her background is in political science with an emphasis on Indigenous issues in constitutional law. Mandi’s research focuses on abortion access, children’s law, and child protection/welfare law. She is the Business Director for the Restorative Justice Society at UNB Law and a Restorative Justice Facilitator with the NB Restorative Justice Program.

Kalum Ng


is a history student and an advocate for queer, racial, and gender justice. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of race, gender, and queerness through writing, storytelling, translation, and lion dancing. 

CaDy Dredger


is a 3L student at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Her professional interests are mainly rooted in family law, with a particular emphasis on serving clients who are disabled, elderly, or victims of domestic violence. Cady recently worked alongside Dr. Jula Hughes, assisting in research projects related to Aboriginal treaties, police use of force, and presently, abortion access in New Brunswick. Since 2021, Cady has resided in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with her partner and two sons – Aboo the Leopard Gecko and Corduroy the Cat




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