Sophie Lachapelle

IMG_2179BA. Honours (Health Studies, Global Development Studies), School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University

I am a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Health Studies and Global Development Studies. I will be writing my Undergraduate Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Masuda in the CEHE lab throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. My research examines the ‘prison-community interface,’ a permeable barrier between prisons and their host communities, and current reintegration processes for formerly incarcerated individuals in Kingston. With the majority of inmates being ultimately released back into their communities, formerly incarcerated individuals are links between prisons and communities as they transition from one setting to another. I hope to examine the current landscape of reintegration policies in Kingston in order to better understand the prison-community interface, especially as it relates to individual and community health and well-being.

CEHE fosters an incredibly enriching environment in which to study. I am very fortunate to be a part of this community and to be working alongside other researchers, many of whom I consider as my mentors.

I hope to continue studying health, specifically prison and community health, at the graduate level. If I am not in the lab, I can probably be found cooking a gourmet vegetarian meal or spending time with my niece and nephew.