ALEXANDRIA R. PAVELICH

alexandria.pavelich@usask.ca

Full CV available upon request through alexandria.pavelich@usask.ca

Further information on scholarships, publishing, presentations, non-academic employment history, and volunteer experience is detailed extensively on my LinkedIn page. 


Education

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (Accepted)
University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK

2022 - 2025



Master of Arts, MA
University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK

2019 - 2021



Bachelor of Arts, Honours
(Summa Cum Laude)
York University - Toronto, ON


2019


Medical Administrative Assistant (Honours)
AOL Career College - Saskatoon, SK

2014


Major Awards & Honours


*full list available via LinkedIn

Dean’s Scholarship Doctoral Student Recipient
2022 - 2025

Dean’s Scholarship Masters Student Recipient
2019 - 2021

Tri-Council CGS-M SSHRC Recipient
2019 - 2020

Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship
2019

University of Saskatchewan

Blishen-Richmond Award in Sociology
2019 - Award, Top graduand based on highest academic merit

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Recipient
2019 - DECLINED

Tri-Council CGS-M SSHRC Recipient
2019 - DECLINED

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
2019 - Achieved 8.8 cumulative GPA

Sociology Undergraduate Academic Conference - Mastery Award
2019 Award - Best Presentation Recipient

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
2018 - Achieved 8.8 cumulative GPA

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Continuing Student Scholarship
2018

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
2017 - Achieved 8.8 cumulative GPA

Golden Key International Honour Society
Honour - York University Chapter

York University


Tri-Council CGS-M SSHRC Recipient
2019 - McMaster University (DECLINED)

Promising Women Award & Scholarship
2008 - Honour issued by Saskatoon Soroptomist's Club

Promising Women Award & Scholarship
2008 - Honour issued by Saskatoon Soroptomist's Club

Ralph Morris Language Arts Award & Scholarship
2008 - Honour issued by Nutana Collegiate Institute

Valedictorian - Youth Police Academy, Unit 4
2008 - Honor issued by Saskatoon Police

Other Awards, Honours


Research Experience

Research Assistant - University of Saskatchewan

Improving Pain in Saskatchewan - Multi-year project funded by SCPOR and SHRF


Research Assistant - University of Saskatchewan

Department of Sociology - Office of One Health & Wellness

Research Assistant - York University

Faculty of Health - The Bohr Child & Infant Mental Health Lab

Research Assistant - York University

Department of Sociology - Falling In Love With Research (FLR) Research Initiative

Research Assistant - University of Saskatchewan

Department of Psychology -  Under supervision of Dr. Melanie Morrison 



Publication Record

Academic Publications, Conference Proceedings,  & Poster Presentations

ACCEPTED/FORTHCOMING: Dell, C., Williamson, L., Carey, B., McKenzie, H., Pavelich, A., Gibson, M., & Cruz, M. (2021). Responding to university student substance use and mental health concerns during COVID-19 through an on-line therapy dog program. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Issues of Substance 2021: Driving Change Together, in Ottawa, Ontario on November 23 – 25, 2021.

Dell, C., Williamson, L.,Gibson, M., & Pavelich, A. (November 23-25). The varied helping roles ofservice dogs in the recovery journeys of veterans diagnosed with PTSD &substance use disorder. The Canadian Centre onSubstance Use and Addiction (CCSA) Issues of Substance 2021 conference. Virtualformat.

 Pavelich, A. (2021). Animal-assisted intervention and suicidality: The impact of service dogs for Veterans at high-risk for suicide. American Psychological Association (APA) Convention - Human Animal Interaction Social Hour, in Washington, DC on August 12, 2021.

Dell, C., Williamson, L., Carey, B., Cruz, M.,Gibson, E., & Pavelich, A. (2021) Transitioning therapy dogs online during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned. Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Carey, B., Pavelich, A., Fletcher-Hildebrand, S. (2021). Transitioning therapy dogs online during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned. Workshop presentation at the 10th Annual E-Mental Health Conference: Virtual Care in Times of Crisis and Beyond, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on March 4, 2021.

Pavelich, A. (2021). Exploring animal-assisted intervention among military veterans: The potential social significance and impact of psychiatric service dogs. Paper presentation at the Anthrozoology as International Practice: A Student Conference in Animal Studies at the University of Exeter, UK on March 4-5, 2021.
*Poster and Conference Presentation

Pavelich, A. (2021). The Depoliticization of Suicide: A Critical Discourse Analysis on the Government of Canada’s Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention. Paper presentation at the "Re-Imaging Social Futures" Conference at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, March 4-5, 2021.

ACCEPTED/COVID POST-PONED: Pavelich, A. (2020). The Depoliticization of Suicide: A Critical Discourse Analysis on the Government of Canada’s Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention. Paper submitted for presentation at the Fourth Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, June 12-13, 2020.

ACCEPTED/COVID POST-PONED: Pavelich, A. (2020). The Medicalization of Social Suffering: The Depoliticizing Nature of Psychiatric Labels in Critical Suicidology. Paper submitted for presentation at the Sociology Graduate Conference: Social Justice in a Changing Society at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, April 22-24, 2020.

Carey, B. (Presenter), Dell, C., Williamson, L., Pavelich, A., McKenzie, H., Gibson,M., Cruz, M. (2020). “Transitioning a Therapy Dog Program Online during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned”. Virtual Solutions for Substance Use Care Conference.University of British Columbia. Virtual Platform. In absentia.

Pavelich, A. (2019, May). Culture as Intervention: Applying Indigenous Knowledge & Self-Determination to Suicide Prevention Policies in Northern Saskatchewan. Sojourners: Undergraduate Journal of Sociology, 11. UBC.

Pavelich, A. (2019) The Medicalization of Suicide and its Depoliticization of Social Suffering. Paper presentation at the Sociology Undergraduate Student Association Academic Conference on March 15th, 2019 at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Best Presentation Recipient.

Bohr, Y., Manion, I., Lee, Y., Armour, L., Pavelich, A., & Abdelmaseh, M. (2019). I(nuit)-SPARX: Design of a Culture Specific Mental Health e-Intervention by Nunavut Youth for Nunavut Youth. Paper presentation at the International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, Alberta, March 22-24, 2019.

Pavelich, A.
(2018, March). Culture as Intervention: Applying Indigenous Knowledge & Self-Determination to Suicide Prevention Policy in Northern Saskatchewan. Paper presentation at the Sociology Undergraduate Student Association Academic Conference on March 15th, 2018 at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Pavelich, A. (2017, April). From Deviance to Disease: The Role of Medicalization in the History of Psychopathology. Paper presentation at the Medical Practices & Processes Panel at the Mount Royal Historical Society Foothills Colloquium on April 30th, 2017 at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.

Unscheduled Instructional Activity & Guest Lectures

Animal-Assisted Interaction and Suicidality: The Impact of Service Dogs for Veterans at High Risk for Suicide
HAI Research Group for the American Psychological Association - Washington, DC
Human-Animal Interactions Research Webinar - September 15, 2021

Exploring animal-assisted intervention among military veterans: The potential social significance and impact of psychiatric service dogs
University of Saskatchewan
990 Seminar Series - April 30, 2021


Introducing Animal-Assisted Intervention & Therapy Dogs- Guest Lecture
University of Saskatchewan
Peer Health Mentors - January 26, 2020

Fostering Graduate Student Success: SSHRC Funding
University of Saskatchewan
990 Seminar Series - October 4th, 2019

Introduction to Research Skills
I-SPARX Youth Champions Retreat
Iqualuit, Nunavut
April 14, 2019

Active Memberships


Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA)

Critical Suicide International Network

American College Health Association

Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology

Canadian Harm Reduction Network

Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Golden Key International Honour Society


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