Research. Dissemination. Advocacy. Community.

Our Team

Our small but mighty team has worked diligently since June to find, synthesize, create, and share the emergent, innovative, leading-edge knowledge as it became available in relation with COVID-19. We each came to this project with a passion for supporting vulnerable and marginalized children, youth, families, caregivers, and communities.

Nathalie Reid


Child Trauma Research Centre, University of Regina
Dr. Nathalie Reid is the Director of the Child Trauma Research Centre at the University of Regina. Nathalie’s career as a Secondary teacher, in three provinces across Canada, often alongside at-risk youth, laid the foundation for her research program (teachers' experiences of/with trauma), and for her desire to think with and inquire into the complexities of children’s experiences as well the experiences of those entrusted to care for children.

Lise Milne

Research Chair

Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina
Dr. Lise Milne is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Social Work (Saskatoon Campus), Faculty Associate at the Social Policy Research Centre, the McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families, and the University of Regina Child Trauma Research Centre. She has 15 years of experience in child welfare in both Manitoba and Quebec as a child welfare worker, supervisor and trainer. Her research focuses on trauma-informed practices in child-serving organizations, the neurobiological impacts of trauma, and practice and policy responses to intimate partner violence.

Dr. Hang Thi Thuy Tran

Post-Doctoral Scholar, CTRC
Originally from Vietnam, Dr. Hang Thi Thuy Tran has worked in multiple areas: a lecturer, a researcher, a community facilitator, an interpreter, and a cultural broker. She completed her PhD in Elementary Education at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2021. Her doctoral dissertation entitled "Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Vietnamese Children and Mothers Composing Lives in Transition to Canada" receives the 2022 Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) Recognition Award for Theses and Dissertations on Teacher Education. Her study highlights the importance of cultural ethics in doing research and everyday life-making, the “world”-traveling to better understanding the experiences of newcomer children and families and their contribution to Canadian education and culture, and making kin with multispecies’ flourishing as significant in the children’s familial curriculum-making and school curriculum-making worlds. Dr. Tran has a wide range of research interests including newcomer children and families, familial curriculum-making, cultural brokering, teacher education, and narrative inquiry.
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Rashique Ramiz

MS Admin, PGCert, BSc

Research and Communications Assistant, CTRC
Rashique Ramiz completed his graduation in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Bangladesh and postgraduation in Project Management-IT in Ontario and completed his Master's Degree in Administration- Leadership from the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, University of Regina. He is currently employed as a Research Communications specialist with the CTRC. His previous work experience includes IT project management, graduate research and digital marketing in various fields. He has worked as a volunteer business consultant for non-profit organisations in Regina.  

Bailey Alan Hammer

Undergraduate Research Assistant, CTRC
Bailey is an undergraduate student at the University of Regina studying Psychology and Business Administration. Bailey has adamantly been working for a plethora of agencies/institutions within his community aimed at the betterment of life outcomes for children and youth. In his work he has been able to aid in the care and rehabilitation of children/youth from across Canada.

Steffi Oberthier

Research Assistant, University of Regina
Steffi is a research assistant with CIPSRT and has primarily been involved on the PHAC Families Project. In spring 2022, she received a Bachelor of Arts Honours with Honours in Psychology degree through the University of Regina. She has worked in a variety of research settings, both professional and academic. Steffi has also been a part of many volunteer research projects and maintains membership in the Child Evidence Lab and the NELL Lab which are both located at the University of Regina. Steffi will be applying for Master of Science in Experimental and Applied Psychology in fall 2023 with the hope of one day acquiring a PhD.

Chantelle Priel


Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina
Chantelle Priel (she/her) is a registered Saskatchewan social worker who obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina. She has been with CTRC for just under 2 years, and currently works full time at the Regina and Area Sexual Assault Centre as the Public Education and Outreach Coordinator. Chantelle has particular interest and experience working with sexual violence prevention and response and understanding the neurobiological effects of trauma.

Grace Hawkins

Undergraduate Research Assistant, CTRC
Grace Hawkins is currently an undergraduate psychology student at the University of Regina. She has interest in trauma and grief amongst children and youth. In the future, Grace hopes to conduct research in this area as well as become a practitioner to provide services to those who have experienced trauma and loss. She also works for the YMCA of Regina and has a passion for working with children. 

Linzi Stoddard

Research Coordinator and Assistant, CTRC
Linzi obtained a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biomedical Neuroscience from the University of Saskatchewan. She is now pursuing her Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership through Arizona State University. Linzi is the founder of a local Saskatchewan non-profit that works with individuals after experiences with sexual violence through body reclamation and community supports. With a background in neurobiology and trauma, Linzi hopes to use these areas of interest to help conduct research and provide services to help expand current resources and services to meet our communities’ needs. 

Sam Houston


Research Coordinator and Assistant, CTRC
Sam Houston obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and Society from the University of Regina. With a background in the public sector, Sam obtained hands-on experience working directly with communities in vulnerable contexts. He hopes to utilize the research and analysis skills he acquired during his education to support and strengthen communities in vulnerable contexts.

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For information with regards to possible partnership, research collaboration, and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact us:
Nathalie Reid, PhD
Phone: 306-585-4543
CTRC, University of Regina
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