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Shalyn Isaacs

Shalyn Isaacs is a master's student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto and has a BA from the Honors Psychology program at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Isaacs was awarded the 2019 York University Murray G. Ross Award. The award is the highest honor given to a graduating undergradate student at York recognizing both academic distinction and distinguished contributions to the campus community. She also recived the 2019 Calumet College Master's Award for Academic Excellence from York's Faculty of Health, and the Silver Medal for Outstanding Leadership. Isaacs has previously been awarded the Ivana Guglietti-Kelly Prize for qualitative research and the Social Activist Award. In addition to being the Founder and former President of Women’s Mental Health Talks at York University, Isaacs is currently a board of trustees member for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada. Her research interests include inter-generational trauma, sexual violence, feminist psychology, philosophy, and spiritual thought. For more on her work advocating for women's mental health see a 2017 interview here.