Yvonne Hanson, B.A., M.Ed. is a Researcher and Diversity Education Consultant with Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) based out of University of Saskatchewan's office in Saskatoon.
Yvonne's diverse career has spanned positions in non-profit management, program coordination, research, and community development with voluntary and NGO sectors in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments include: coordinating and overseeing the organizational development for N.S.'s first restorative justice program in Halifax Regional Municipality and spearheading the creation of Saskatchewan's first environmental film festival.
Yvonne has frequently presented at provincial, national and international conferences including: Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), "The Network" for Conflict Resolution, Saskatchewan Economic and Development Association and the Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise on Education and Sustainability. She has served on boards and committees for: Midwifery Coalition of N.S., Dartmouth Family Court, Oxfam local boards, Saskatoon French School Society, Saskatoon Food Coalition, and Inter-agency Working Group on Latin America.
In 2007, Yvonne was awarded the Master's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarship affiliated with U of S's Knowledge Impact in Society project. Her thesis entitled, "Transformative Learning and Localizing Food: Ingredients of Knowledge Creation and Resistance" explored the role of knowledge transfer in the local food movement in rural Saskatchewan.
In additional to Prairie Women's Health work, Yvonne teaches as a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, and is a mother to three daughters.