Ada Sinacore

Ada L. Sinacore, Ph.D. is a professor in the Counselling Psychology Program in the Faculty of Education at McGill University. As well, they are an associate member of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Director of the Social Justice and Diversity Research Lab. Additionally, Professor Sinacore is a past-president of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and co-Chairs the Human Rights and Social Justice Committee of CPA. In these roles, they co-authored two policy statements: one on gender based violence and the other to combat anti-Trans and Gender Diverse hate and discrimination. Professor Sinacore sits on the Board of the International Council of Psychologists; is a member of the advisory council of the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights; the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations; and co-Chaired Psychology Day at the United Nations. Professor Sinacore has over 25 years of experience working in the U.S., Canada, and abroad, and is internationally recognized for their expertise and extensive presentations, publications and activism addressing social justice and human rights concerns at the individual, institutional, societal, governmental, and policy levels. They are actively involved in research that addresses topics related to societal inequities and disparities in education and mental health. Professor Sinacore has received numerous honors and awards including, but not exhaustively; the Oliva Espin Award for Social Justice Concerns in Feminist Psychology, from the Association for Women in Psychology. They are a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and received the Distinguished Member Award from the Section on Counselling Psychology (CPA). At McGill University, Dr. Sinacore received the Faculty of Education Award for Distinguished Teaching , is recognized as a Distinguished Supervisor and honored with the Award for Equity and Community Building. Internationally, Dr. Sinacore was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with the Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, in Taiwan and has been a visiting scholar in a number of university around the world with a particular focus on human rights and gender equity. They have collaborated with the Canadian Embassy in Chile to work with university students, women leaders and NGOs to discuss ways to address sexual and gender based violence Professor Sinacore has been a key speaker at the XXV and XXVII International Scholars Weeks at the University of Chile. As well, 2022 and 2023, Professor Sinacore, collaborated with NGOs, government offices, and the University of Chile in addressing the human rights of gender diverse and Trans populations.


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