The Organizing Committee is proud to announce that the opening conference of our conference “Trans and non-binary youth and their families in the face of adversity: experiences, strengths, strategies and innovative practices” which will take place on May 12, 2022, will be given by Alexandre Baril.
Alexandre Baril (PhD feminist and gender studies) is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa. Her work, conducted from an intersectional perspective, is at the crossroads of gender, queer, trans, disability, critical gerontology and critical suicidology. His manuscript, Suicidism: A trans, queer, crip approach to rethinking (assisted) suicide, is currently under evaluation. This book builds on and extends the critical reflections proposed in the fields of critical suicidology and queer, trans, disability/crip/Mad studies, by suggesting a new theoretical framework, that of suicidism, to analyze the oppression that suicidal people face, as well as by putting forward a queercrip model of (assisted) suicide to better support them. Her passion and commitment to equity have earned her several awards for her involvement in the queer, trans and disability communities, including the Tanis Doe Francophone Award from the Canadian Association for Disability Studies (2020) for her research, teaching and activism, as well as the University of Ottawa President’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award (2021). A prolific author, he has more than 150 communications to his credit and more than 70 publications.
The program of our conference will be posted online on May 21 on the Acfas website. Subscribe on our networks and use the hashtag #AcfasC604 to stay on top of news about our conference.
Please note that the preferential rate ends on March 31. Register now onhttps://www.acfas.ca/evenements/congres/inscription or scan the QR code on our poster below.
Thank you all and have a great weekend!