Dr. Peter is well known for her commitment to creativity, collaboration, social justice, Indigenous achievement, and equity, diversity and inclusion.
She holds a doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Arts from Queens University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Peter is an accomplished academic specializing in equity, diversity, and inclusion and social justice and human rights for marginalized populations. Her work has been supported with more than $6 million in research funding from SSHRC, CIHR, the Public Health Agency of Canada and other agencies. In addition to her research, Dr. Peter has facilitated research projects for internal and external partners.
She served as a member of the UM President’s Task Force and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, chaired its baseline data sub-committee, and led the implementation of a UM climate survey. She has published her work in books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journals, and research reports.
Dr. Peter is an award-winning instructor and has mentored almost 30 graduate and undergraduate students. She received University of Manitoba Merit Awards for Teaching in 2014 and 2019, and a Teaching Excellence Award by the Faculty of Arts in 2016.
Dr. Peter has served as a member of Senate, the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Respectful Work and Learning Environment and Sexual Assault Policy Review Committee, the Advisory Committee on Intimate Relationships and the UM/UMFA gender-based salary differential committee. She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of LGBT Youth.