Lisa Monchalin
IOVA Board Member
Lisa Monchalin

Lisa Monchalin is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology) where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2004 and Master’s degree in 2006, both in Criminology. In 2012, she graduated with a Ph.D in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. In May of 2011, she moved to Surrey, B.C to accept a full-time teaching appointment at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in the Department of Criminology, where she still currently resides and teaches.

As an Aboriginal woman of Algonquin, Métis, and Huron descent, she has a strong passion to reduce victimization impacting Aboriginal peoples. Her Ph.D. research was a case study of crime prevention practice in Winnipeg. It was qualitative research providing solutions to reducing crime affecting urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Dr. Monchalin’s areas of expertise include: Aboriginal peoples and justice, evidence-based crime prevention, violence affecting Aboriginal women, criminal justice policy and practice, Aboriginal activism, social justice, and Aboriginal traditional thought and cultures.

At KPU she developed the course "CRIM 4240: Aboriginal Peoples and Justice," which is a course she teaches regularly. In 2009/2010, she also developed a course entitled "VIC 0005: Aboriginal Peoples: Understanding and Reducing Victimization" for a new Graduate Certificate Program in Victimology at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario (both online and in-class curriculum). She was also a member of the Victimology Program Advisory Committee, where her role was to provide feedback to the Board of Governors in maintaining and enhancing this program to assure it was relevant to the needs of the students.

In January of 2010, Monchalin was appointed to the Office for Victims of Crime in Ontario, where she served as a Board Member. Her role was to provide advice related to victim’s policy and programming to Ontario’s Attorney General. She stayed in this position until moving to British Columbia for her full time teaching appointment at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in May of 2011.

Dr. Monchalin has published on topics related to crime prevention and Aboriginal people’s victimization, including writing an action brief for municipal stakeholders, which was launched across many municipalities throughout Canada. She has published in scholarly journals including First Peoples Child & Family Review, Crime Prevention and Community Safety: an International Journal and La Revue Criminologie. She received the prestigious Jean-Paul-Brodeur Award for her article Pourquoi pas la prévention du crime? Une perspective canadienne (English Translation: Why Not Crime Prevention? A Canadian Perspective) published in La Revue Criminologie. She is currently working on a textbook on Aboriginal peoples and justice.

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