Canada Research Chair Health Equity & Social Justice
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Dr. Katie Aubrecht analyzes marginality and mental health, rurality and resilience across the life span as health equity and social justice issues.
The overall purpose of this research is to generate new knowledge to enhance the quality of mental health care, and the self-perceived mental health and wellness, of diverse populations living in rural communities, with a focus on Atlantic Canada.
Disability & Care
Intersectional disability studies, aging and disability, dementia, person-centred care, long-term care.
Marginality and mental health, university student mental health and illness, university culture.
Health equity, health services and social policy, social determinants of health.
Social Justice Theories
Critical social theory, community-based research, arts-informed research and pedagogies.
Aubrecht, Katie and Tamara Krawchenko (Guest Editors). (2016). Special Issue of Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, “Disability & Aging: International Perspectives,” 12(2&3).
Honours & Awards
The Alumnae Part-Time Teaching Award: Dr. Katie Aubrecht, Family Studies and Gerontology.
2013-2016 – CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, $90,000
2007-2010 – SSHRC Joseph Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Scholarship, $105,000
2007-2010 – Isaac Killam Award, Dalhousie University, $75,000 (awarded but did not accept).
Academic Excellence Award, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), $2,000
2019 – Organizing Committee Member, “THATCamp@X.” St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. April 8.
2019 -Coordinator, Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture, Dr. George Dei: “Black Like Me: Reframing Blackness for Decolonial Politics.” Schwartz Auditorium, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. February 28.