Sara Dorow, PhD is Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, where she also directs the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology. Her teaching and research are in the areas of family, work, and mobility using an intersectional gender approach. Over the last fifteen years she has conducted a series of research projects on social aspects of the Alberta oil sands, sharing her work through reports, publications, websites, and media.
Valerie is a certified ICISF Instructor and Trauma Responder for over 20 years. She also facilities many workshops including Stress Management, Cumulative Stress and Crisis Intervention. In the past 10 years, Val has been working with First Nation communities on building Crisis Teams.