Gender & Social Justice

Congratulations to GSJ instructor and Vanier Scholar: Maddie Brockbank

The Gender & Social Justice Program is so pleased to offer congratulations to Maddie Brockbank, a GSJ sessional instructor, who was awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Maddie will be teaching GendrSt 1AA3: Gender, Feminism and Social Justice in Winter 2023.


Maddie Brockbank’s research is in the creation of violence prevention efforts that better reflect the concerns, goals and lived experiences of men, while recognizing the unique role they can play in this work. “My doctoral research aims to invite men into a shared space to co-design a framework for engaging other men in gender-based and sexual violence prevention,” says Brockbank. “I want to create avenues for preventing gender-based and sexual violence that do not rely on the carceral state and, instead, seek to create cultures of consent, care and accountability.”


Brockbank, a two-time McMaster graduate, says being a Vanier Scholar is a privilege and an honour. “The McMaster community has become home to me, so I truly feel like this award is a collective honour that I share with so many of the amazing people at McMaster that have supported my journey.”


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