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John Malyk BSc MA Student Hub Evaluation Framework

John was a double major in his undergrad earning both a BSc in Psychology, and a BSc in Natural Science at the University of Calgary in June 2019. John’s honours thesis aimed to explore how gay men understand and experience food and eating, in response to a body of literature that tends to problematize the eating of gay men. In addition, John’s research includes studying people’s perceptions of transgender survivors of sexual violence and the implications these perceptions may have for the justice system. John is currently pursuing a Masters in Applied Social Psychology. He will continue to focus on LGBTQ2S+ research topics, including: mental health and identity development. Working on the overall evaluation framework of the CGPS' onboarding platform, John says, "through this project I am interested in working with faculty more and understanding their views and concerns (I think it will be interesting). I am definitely also interested in getting more interview and survey building experience, I’m also excited for the things that I don’t yet realize will be interesting and useful skills/experiences to gain through the project!" Outside of school John loves hiking, travelling, and photography. He probably will not make it in the National Geographic, but his photos will make you say, “Ooh, neat.”