Doctor of Social Sciences
Ginelle Giacomin teaches community services at Red Rover College and Booth College, specializing in family studies and child development. Her passion lies in educating survivors of sexual exploitation to become effective supports for at-risk Indigenous youth. Giacomin’s research interests include the intersection between sexual exploitation of Indigenous women, post-secondary education, and parental self-efficacy. She has spent more than ten years as a research assistant focused on vulnerable populations, while also working as a college instructor in multiple programs. She is exploring the use of Indigenous research methods to honour the experiences of research participants. Giacomin holds a Master of Science in Family Studies and Disability (2013), a Bachelor of Education (2010), a Bachelor of Human Ecology in Family Social Science (2008) and a Bachelor of Arts in History (2003) from the University of Manitoba. Giacomin was valedictorian of her graduating Bachelor of Education class. She is a recipient of the SSHRC Student Fellowship and the Manitoba Family Year 1994 Legacy Scholarship (2011). In 2018, she received the Dr. Henri Toupin Bursary from Royal Roads University.