Now a Canadian resident, Régine Uwibereyeho King explains what reconciliation and post-conflict programs might learn from her own experience.
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.