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Wynia Baluk Kaitlin, PhD Candidate

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Kaitlin Wynia Baluk

PhD Candidate

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:


  • Supervisor: Dr. James Gillett
  • Research Interests:
    • Public religious art and public dialogues 
    • Connections between family relationships, social policy, and health.


  • PhD (Student), Health Studies, McMaster University
  • Master of Arts, Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology, Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages Certificate, Trinity Western University (2015)


TA Experience:

January to April 2018
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Prof. Geraldine Voros
HLTH AGE 1AA3: Introduction to Health Studies

September to December 2017
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Yvonne LeBlanc
HLTH AGE 2BB3: Perspectives in Health Studies and Gerontology


Wynia, K. (2017). Exploring Family Resiliency Within Canadian Armed Forces Veteran Families During the Military to Civilian Transition. (Unpublished Master of Arts Thesis). Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada.