Terry Gibbs > Bio


posted on Jul 22, 2020

Terry Gibbs is a professor of International Politics at Cape Breton University. Her teaching and research focus on social justice and environmental issues. Prior to entering the university system, Terry spent many years working in the non-profit sector both in Canada and internationally and she continues to be engaged in community work and social justice activism. Terry is an accredited Dialogue for Peaceful Change facilitator and conducts workshops in self awareness, interpersonal communication, cross and intercultural communication, and conflict resolution. Terry came to know about the work of the SSNS through her participation in the Families Matter program. Her partner is living with PTSD and, with their two sons, they are navigating the challenges as a family. She found the program to be extremely helpful so took the training to become a FM facilitator. For many years Terry has found herself providing support to students and colleagues dealing with mental health issues and has been engaged in workshops and educational events aimed at confronting stigma and providing spaces for safe dialogue on mental health topics. She is very interested in supporting efforts to enhance mental health and resilience in her community and beyond.