Si Transken is an Associate Professor in Social Work at UNBC. Her doctorate is in Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. She was taught by Laurentian University students for three years before coming to Prince George in 2001 to teach in the Social Work and Gender Studies Program. Her private practice, Trans/Formative Services, brings women into her life who are courageous, tenacious, and clawing their way through the pain of patriarchy, classism, heterosexism, and many other ugly oppressions. Si has been involved in Jezebel’s Jam (an annual fundraiser organized through the Northern Women’s Centre) every year as an organizer and a performer, and has supported numerous other outreach organizations around the community, including AWAC, STOP, the Sexual Assault Centre and the Beach House.