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Kharoll-Ann Souffrant

Ph.D. student in Social Work and Vanier scholar, University of Ottawa

Sexual violence against women, Feminism, Social responses to sexual violence disclosures, Youth mental health



Kharoll-Ann Souffrant is an award-winning social worker and Ph.D. student in Social Work at the University of Ottawa. She is the recipient of the Vanier scholarship, the most prestigious doctoral scholarship in Canada.

Her research interests include sexual violence against women, as well as the experiences of women after reporting or revealing their sexual assault. Her doctoral thesis looks at the #BeenRapedNeverReported and #MeToo movements within the Quebec context.

Kharoll-Ann is also a public speaker on the topic of youth mental health. Since 2015, she has given more than 30 talks to various groups including the Government of Quebec, the Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health of the Government of Canada, WE Day Montreal and TEDxQuebec 2015 just to name a few.


Young Woman of Distinction | Professional

by the YWCA of Montreal.

Top 100 Black Women to Watch Canada 2019 | Professional


Terry Fox Humanitarian Award | Professional

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox, their courage in overcoming obstacles, and definite marks of distinction and persistence in the pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life.

Research Grants

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Organization: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Date: September 1, 2019
Grant amount: 150 000


The Vanier scholarship is the most prestigious doctoral scholarship in Canada. Considers three equality weighted criteria: academic excellence, research potential, and leadership.

More information:


  • Sexual violence against women
  • Feminism
  • Social responses to sexual violence disclosures
  • Youth mental health


  • University of Ottawa
    Social Work
    Doctorate, 2024

    Working title of doctoral thesis: De #AgressionNonDénoncée à #MoiAussi: analyse des mouvements de dénonciation en ligne d'agressions sexuelles au Québec (2014-2017)

  • McGill University
    Social Work
    Bachelor's degree, 2017
  • McGill University
    Social Work (with Graduate Option in Gender and Women's Studies)
    Master's Degree, 2019

    Thesis title: Le respect de la dignité des femmes dévoilant une agression à caractère sexuel: perspectives d'intervenantes sociales et communautaires montréalaises.