Director, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research
Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
Dr. Lafrenière teaches both at the Master's and Ph.D. levels courses in research methods, diversity, community development and social change. She is the founding Director of the Social Innovation Research Group (S.I.R.G) which is a research and training incubator comprised of a multidisciplinary group of researchers and community practitioners dedicated to university/community collaboration. She has recently been appointed as the Director of the Manulife Centre for Community Health Research. Dr. Lafrenière's work is centered within three main areas of research and practice: university-community collaboration, violence against women, and poverty and social justice.