Silke Brabander is Associate Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Originally from Montreal, she speaks English, French, and Spanish, and holds a MA in Political Science and a Diploma in University Teaching from UNB. Her work and studies have focused on gender equality, domestic/intimate partner violence & homicide, sexual violence, human trafficking, and international development & global violence against women and children. She is skilled in policy analysis and research, community engagement, project management, public speaking and workshop facilitation and has worked in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Honduras. She currently chairs the province of New Brunswick’s Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence in the Workplace Advisory Committee.