Seren Friskie

Research Assistant, Thompson Rivers University and Douglas College

Seren Friskie is an Indigenous student of St-lo ancestry, in the honours Psychology Program at Thompson Rivers University-Douglas. She holds various research assistant positions, including projects such as the Impacts Project at McGill University, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Bounceback Advisory Committee and The University of British Columbia research centre SARAVYC. Ms. Friskie also volunteers in her community as an Indigenous youth counselor, with the Canadian Red Cross and United Way. 

She is the founder of the Psych Club and the Indigenous Representative at Douglas College, supporting students through advocacy, while working directly with the college on the implementation of campaigns, services, and events. 

Her achievements include  co-authoring a paper on Feminist Governance in the 21st Century, writing a youth engagement report for CMHA BC, presenting her own research at multiple cities across Canada, and the creation of an academic advisory for Two-Spirit Youth at The University of British Columbia. Currently, she is designing learning modules as well as a podcast based on sexual violence understanding and a research project looking at LGBTQ youth in sport.