Dr. Kim Polowek is a Criminologist and Associate Professor with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley. Dr. Polowek is also a Board Member in the Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board and a Board Member with the British Columbia Review Board. Previously she was a Board member of the Parole Board of Canad, a Director of Research and a Probation Officer with the Ministry of Attorney General. Active in her community, Dr. Polowek is a Board Member with Police Judo, a Research Director with Odd Squad Productions Society and an Ethics Board Member with the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Previously she was a Board Member of the Port Moody Police Board and Keys Housing and Health Solutions. Dr. Polowek holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, a Masters of Arts in Criminology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology from Simon Fraser University.