Misha Dhillon, Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)
Misha Dhillon has earned a Master of Arts in Sociology, from the University of British Columbia, following her completion of a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology at the University of Calgary. She has extensive experience in the development of qualitative research projects, facilitation of both focus groups and interviews, coding of qualitative data, and data analysis. For her undergraduate honours thesis research on male heterosexuality, she conducted a series of qualitative, in-person interviews. Her graduate research explored sexuality and sexual violence in the lives of young South Asian Canadian women by facilitating a series of focus groups. She has also worked on numerous projects as an independent research assistant.
In her role as Research Associate at the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC), she has honed her expertise in the area of gender-based violence as Research Coordinator of a community-engaged qualitative research project (Changing Perceptions: Reimagining Sexual Assault to Better Support Survivors) and the development of an online gender-based violence course curriculum for BC’s health sector. She was involved in the development of resources for the Western Canada Sexual Assault Initiative, has contributed to the development and adaptation of anti-violence training curricula, has written informational briefs, reports, and resources, and supported the organization of conferences and training events. She has reviewed and compiled research and reports on domestic and sexual violence in Canada, and participated in other aspects of EVA BC’s work to end gender-based violence.