Dr. Kristopher Wells is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Director with the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. Dr. Wells is one of the driving forces behind the creation of many ground-breaking initiatives including Camp fYrefly, the Alberta GSA Network, PrideTape, and NoHomophobes.com, which has been featured across the world in more than 50 publications including the Economist, Atlantic, Independent, and Guardian. Dr. Wells has served as a scientific consultant to the Canadian Senate, Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Canadian Teachers' Federation, Alberta Teachers' Association, RCMP, Public Health Agency of Canada, UNESCO, World Health Organization, and governments across Canada. Dr. Wells is a frequently invited national and international speaker on sexual and gender minority youth issues. Currently, Dr. Wells serves as the Co-Editor of the International Journal of LGBT Youth. Dr. Wells' early career work has been recognized with over 50 scholarly and community awards and recognitions including the Alberta Teachers' Association's Public Education Award, University of Alberta's Alumni Horizon Award, and an Alberta Centennial Medallion.