Mary Valentich is a Professor Emerita, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. In her 50-year career, she has been a clinical social worker, educator, author, advocate, certified sex educator and sex therapist and a private practitioner.
Her professional interests include women’s issues, gender, feminist social work practice, sexist language, human sexuality, career management, acting assertively at work, dual/multiple client-professional relationships and assisted dying. She is a founding member of two sexual assault centres, an out-of-school program, and Calgary Social Workers for Social Justice.
She is unceasing in her pursuit of justice for individuals and groups experiencing discrimination.
Fighting for Hanne
Hanne Schafer, 63, had just retired as a psychologist from her position in a mental health clinic. Youthful and energetic, she looked forward to engaging in more travel, socializing, hiking and ballroom dancing with her partner, Daniel Laurin. When Hanne received a devastating diagnosis, she asked D...