November 20-22, 2020, University of Alberta

Carly Lara Giles

Carly Giles began her educational career at the University of Lethbridge in 2013, hoping to pursue a social studies teaching profession. However, through health science electives and courses such as Liberal Education and Women and History, Giles fell in love with issues relating to health care laws, access and equity and switched majors to Public Health, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences in 2018. Reproductive health care is her current favourite research area.

This passion started after working with Dr. Carol Williams to complete a Chinook Grant with a focus on historical and contemporary sources relating to reproductive health care in southern Alberta. In 2017, Giles began studying the under-profiled issue of male-centered online anti-abortion content, which she presented at the 2018 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Regina.

Giles started law school at the University of Alberta in fall 2019, hoping to focus on health care law and ways to increase crucial health care access and equity for all Albertans.