Jen Roberton is finishing her Master's with a concentration on safety planning and cycling accessibility. Before returning to school, Jen spent four years working in the cycling non-profit world in Toronto. She continues to serve as a board member at the AMS Bike Co-op in Vancouver. She also sits on the LGBTQ2+ Advisory Board at the City of Vancouver. Her Master's research is looking at how to plan safer LGBTQ2+ inclusive cities, which builds upon her summer internship at METRAC. When she's not hard at work, Jen enjoys taking her fat bike out for some mountain biking fun.
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
- Isabel Bader Scholarship
- Sexual Diversity Studies Scholarship
- Susan Addario Book Prize
- The Pride & Remembrance Association Scholarship
- University of Toronto Scholars
Program Intern at Metrac Toronto, ON May 2015 - September 2015 Duties: Consulting METRAC staff on how to improve LGBTQ2+ inclusivity in their safety auditing process Conducting research and compiling a literature review on LGBTQ2+ experiences and public safety Facilitating expert interviews with service providers working with LGBTQ2+ communities Organizing and facilitating focus groups with community members Synthesizing collected data to provide concrete recommendations to change METRAC's policies and materials