prof. Michaela  Hynie

prof. Michaela Hynie

Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Psychology and resident faculty of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. She is also an Honourary Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Rwanda. Dr. Hynie is the past president of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Michaela conducts communitybased research on the social determinants of health with communities experiencing social conflict, social exclusion, or forced displacement and
migration. She collaborates with communities, community-serving agencies and activist groups in the development and/or evaluation of social, institutional and/or policy interventions that can improve mental health and well-being by addressing social exclusion. Her work has primarily been situated in Canada and Rwanda, but also the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Liberia, Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Africa.

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