Victoria Bungay

Canada Research Chair in Gender, Equity and Community Engagement

Tier 2 - 2015-07-01
Renewed: 2020-04-01
The University of British Columbia
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Research involves

Identifying and describing the complex aspects of marginalization to address gender and sexual inequality in sex work policies and programs.

Research relevance

This research will help identify policies and practices that worsen or downplay marginalization, and show how improving community engagement can put social change in motion.

Research summary

Violence against women remains a pressing social concern, exacerbated by the systemic exclusion and disadvantage built into the fabric of society. Dr. Victoria Bungay’s research program seeks to enhance the ability of legal, social and health services to prevent violence and limit its damaging effects. The research focuses on improving services for women who remain hidden and underserved through current programs. The program will build on Bungay’s experience and expertise in reducing gender inequalities, expand her contributions to the fields of gender-based violence and social policy and program development, and may ultimately contribute to a more just society.