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In Memory of Lulu Gurney

August 18, 2022   |   News, Blog

Lulu Gurney was a brilliant researcher, social justice advocate and friend to so many of us at the Centre of Gender & Sexual Health Equity. She generously contributed her expertise and creativity to various roles in community-based research projects focused on social justice, trans health and improving the lives of people living with HIV. Lulu was passionate about working to end stigma against marginalized communities and she participated in a number of powerful documentaries that address stigma and Indigenous cultural revitalization. She always brought so much joy to her work and with her humour. Her infectious laugh was able defuse any situation.

Lulu was a dedicated daughter who loved spending time with her mother and cooking for her. She enjoyed going for long city walks while listening to music. After a trip to New York City, she dreamed about moving there one day. We will always remember her for her positive energy and quirky sense of humour. We will miss her kind and thoughtful presence.

Lulu Gurney leaves behind an amazing legacy. We hope that she and her meaningful work will be remembered for years to come. You can watch her CGSHE Speaker Series talk on arts-based/participatory research with the SHAWNA Project here. You can learn more about the Healing Inner Voices with Drawing Wisdom project, which amplifies Indigenous people living with HIV here. We extend our deepest condolences to Lulu’s loved ones.