Lorraine Greaves is a feminist activist, researcher and writer on women’s health, violence against women and gender issues. She was the founding director of both the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health in British Columbia and the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children in Ontario. She is the author or editor of eleven books, on addiction, smoking, gender theory, health promotion, and research methods.
Among her awards for her activism and change making, are the Augusta Stowe Gullen Medal, the Laura Jamieson Prize, the Outstanding Ontario Achievement Award, the YWCA Women of Distinction, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Network for Women Against Tobacco. She received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa, for her contributions to changing the landscape of women’s health in Canada. Lorraine divides her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Elora, Ontario.