Jolyne Roy, Acting Executive Director


Jolyne was born in Dieppe, NB and grew up in Grande-Digue. She joined the Dialogue NB team after years of experience as a research assistant on local, provincial, and national projects. Jolyne holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology with a focus on discourse and content analysis of mainstream media. She also completed a Master’s of Arts in Sociology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a specialization in leadership and social movements. Her research interests include discourse and content analysis, cultural relations, linguistic communities, ethnic relations, communications and journalism, demography, migration, and domestic violence.

With a background in both quantitative and qualitative research and a passion for cultural and community studies, Jolyne loves working on complex social issues through effective and meaningful communication.

Jolyne is a Doctoral candidate in Sociology with a specific focus on domestic and intimate partner violence in a Canadian context.

Jolyne has given presentations at national and international conferences and published various reports on the topics of mass media and public opinion, cultural studies, and diverse socio-economic issues. As recreation, Jolyne enjoys coaching youth sports, playing hockey and football, and competing in sprint triathlons.