Professor and Deputy Director in the School of International Development and Global Studies
Dr. Rebecca Tiessen is Professor and Deputy Director in the School of International Development and Global Studies and University Chair in Teaching at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Tiessen received her MA and PhD at the University of Guelph. Her areas of specialization include gender equality and women’s empowerment, Canadian foreign aid policy, global service-learning and volunteering for development. Her current SSHRC-funded research (2019-2024) will examine the role and impact of international volunteering programs on gender equality outcomes in 10 countries in the Global South. She has published more than 100 books, journal articles, book chapters, reports and resources. Her most recent books include: Insights on International Volunteering: Perspectives from the Global South (co-edited with Kate Grantham and Benjamin
Lough, Voluntaris, 2018), Learning and Volunteering Abroad for development: Unpacking Host Organization and Volunteer Rationales (2018, Routledge Press) and Obligations and Omissions: Canada’s Ambiguous Actions on Gender Equality (co-edited with Stephen Baranyi, 2017, McGill-Queen’s Press).
REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE How do Canadian organizations and their partners in the Global South integrate gender equality into their programming, and to what extent do they consider their approaches to be ‘feminist’? Since the launch of the Feminist International Aid Policy (FIAP) in 2017, an emphasis on promoting gender equality and […]