Coming soon! Do you have your tickets for our panel discussion, Interrupting the Stigma: Putting an End to Size-Shaming on January 30th? Well, what are you waiting for?? Tickets are free, but you need to register here. And after you register, why not join our Facebook event page and invite your friends?
The event will be at UBC Robson Square, Main Lecture Hall (800 Robson Street, Vancouver) and runs from 12:00-1:30pm.
But, enough about those details. Let’s meet our panel members!
Kristi Gordon is a Senior Meteorologist on Global BC News. She was born and raised in White Rock and Crescent Beach and earned a double science major in Meteorology and Physical Geography at the University of British Columbia. Kristi knows first hand what it is like to experience size-shaming. Pregnant with her second child, she continued to work on the air despite receiving hate-mail from viewers regarding her body.
Tyson Busby is recovered from an eating disorder after living with one for seven years. He now has a family including a 3 year old son and new baby daughter. As much as possible, he tries to give back with regards to eating disorders in order to offer a sense of hope for others. Read this blog interview he did with The Looking Glass Foundation about accessing residential treatment and being the first male admitted to Woodstone Residence on Galiano Island (note: the residential treatment centre has now moved to Vancouver and is called The Looking Glass Residence). Photo Credit: Nikitia Graham Photography
Caitlin O’Reilly holds degrees in social work and public policy and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her master’s research, which was published in the Fat Studies journal, recommended that British Columbia heath sectors shift from a weight- to health-centered approach to health. Since then Caitlin has developed an academic and professional career focused on mental health, weight stigma and eating disorders. Her current research priorities are in eating disorders treatment and reducing weight stigma in health care. Caitlin’s PhD study is a governmental partnership project in which she is evaluating the effectiveness of an online educational resource on weight stigma for health care providers.
Ali Eberhardt, Registered Dietitian, holds a Bachelor of Science, Food Nutrition Health degree with Honors from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in the Provincial Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul’s Hospital since 2011, has her own private practice where she focuses on helping individuals along the entire spectrum of disorders eating, and spends 8 days every summer as the lead dietitian for the Looking Glass Foundation Summer Camp for young girls with eating disorders. She believes in collaborating with clients to help achieve their goals through a caring and compassionate approach and is passionate about helping clients find a healthy relationship with food and body.
Moderator for the panel is Registered Clinical Counsellor, CaraLynne McLean. McLean has held contracts with Vancouver Coastal Health and Family Services of the North Shore. She currently is in private practice specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, and is a member of the North Shore Education Committee for the Prevention of Eating Disorders. She has earned certifications in both Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (FBT – Maudsley Approach) and Emotion Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders (EFFT).
Register HERE for your free ticket!