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Gaye Warthe, PhD, RSW

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Gaye Warthe has extensive practice experience including working with child protection, pregnant and parenting adolescents, education, and as a medical social worker at a children's hospital. As a private consultant she contributed to the development and implementation of domestic violence screening protocols, was involved in establishing the domestic violence court in Calgary and was the lead consultant on a Family and Sexual Violence Sector Review. She is a principal investigator on a dating violence prevention project at Mount Royal called Stepping Up, she developed the Dating Relationship Scales to measure dating violence in young adults and is the principal investigator in a multi-year dating violence prevalence study. Gaye serves on the Advisory Committee of Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence and currently is on the steering committee for RESOLVE Alberta, is a member of the board with Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society, and the board of Alberta Council of Women Shelters.


Cathy Carter-Snell, PhD, RN, SANE-A

Associate Professor

Cathy Carter-Snell is a certified sexual assault nurse examiner and has worked clinically with victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. She developed and taught a number of courses on sexual assault and intimate partner violence and has a national program online to improve sexual assault services (EESAS). Cathy's program of research is focused on the prevention of violence and early effective intervention by professionals when it cannot be prevented. She is one of the co-founders of the Stepping Up program.


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