Régine Uwibereyeho King

Associate professor, University of Calgary

Régine Uwibereyeho King is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She has a Ph.D. from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. As a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, she has dedicated her life to social justice, human rights for all, and healthy communities. As a researcher, she is interested in social processes of healing, forgiveness and reconciliation, cross-cultural mental health interventions and indigenous knowledges. She has published on truth commissions, grassroots intergroup dialogue and other healing processes, transnational research, and North-South partnerships in social work education. Outside the university, her community engagement has included genocide education and prevention through public speaking both in academic and non-academic settings, membership on various boards of local community organizations serving people at the margins of society. At the national level, she serves on a federal cross-cultural roundtable spearheaded by the Ministry of Public Safety.