Executive Director 

Dr. Glynnis Lieb

Dr. Glynnis Lieb holds a PhD in Personality and Social Psychology. She has worked both for government and not-for-profit social services organizations. She is also a post-secondary instructor and has held sessional positions in five institutions in Manitoba and Alberta over the past 14 years.

Glynnis believes strongly in community involvement and social activism. She sits on a number of boards for entities that are health or social justice focused. She has been a union activist for much of her adult life.

Glynnis also volunteers for a number of community organizations. Through this volunteerism, she is an active supporter of local arts, poverty reduction initiatives, mental health and addiction education and support, 2SLGBTQ+ community members, offender rehabilitation programs, supports for people with disabilities, and anti-discrimination initiatives.

Finally, Glynnis is very politically involved. She has volunteered for numerous campaigns at municipal, provincial and federal levels of government. Her labour involvement has included significant lobbying activities and she worked for the Alberta Federation of Labour before joining iSMSS in 2018.

iSMSS Staff Members 

Manager of Programs and Services
Aman Powar-Grewal (She/Her)
Program Assistant

Kelli Luber (She/Her)

Communications and Events Coordinator
Yasmine Abdel Razek (She/Her)

fYrefly in Schools/ Professional Development

fYrefly in Schools Education Coordinator (Primary contact)
Evan Westfal ( He/Him)

fYrefly in Schools Rural Coordinator

Alex Marshall ( She/Her)


CHEW Project YEG

CHEW Project Coordinator

Corey Wyness ( He/Him)

Program Assistant
Jack Kozak (They/Them)

Where the Rivers Meet

Where the Rivers Meet Coordinator
Gabe Calderon (They/Them)

Camp fYrefly 

National Camp fYrefly Coordinator

Corey Bighorn (He/Him)

Give to iSMSS 

iSMSS has a number of programs that provide support the well being of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Edmonton and surrounding area.You can support the work we do by making a charitable donation to any of our programs, services, or projects.  For a full list of the programs and services we provide click here. 

All donations to iSMSS are eligible for a charitable tax deduction receipt, from the University of Alberta. To make a donation. 

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For more information or general inquiries regarding our Programs and Services, please contact:

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services
Tel: 780.492.0772