Jan Stewart, Ph.D is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Winnipeg and currently the Acting Dean of The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health. Jan is the lead investigator of a three-year national research program funded by SSHRC, CERIC, and Mitacs to examine best practices for supporting refugee and newcomer youth. She is the lead investigator of a provincially-funded research program exploring the mental health needs and challenges for refugee youth and a SSHRC funded study on the settlement, education and psychosocial needs of Syrian refugees in Canada. Jan just recently completed the Harvard Medical School Certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery.
With over 30 years of teaching, research, and field experience, Jan has achieved expertise working with children and youth who have been affected by conflict, trauma, violence, abuse, mental health issues, neglect, and human rights violations. She has led international research and teacher development programs in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Uganda and she has conducted national and international seminars and conferences around the world. Jan has published numerous journal and magazine articles and she frequently appeared on national and international television and radio shows. Jan is the author of The Anger Workout Book for Teens, The Tough Stuff Series, The STARS Program and Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators. Her new book, Bridging Two Worlds: Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth was released in January 2018.