Gretchen is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. She has spent her academic career devoted to promoting safe and equitable sport opportunities for all. Her research focuses on gender equity and gender-based violence, with a specific focus on safeguarding to realize the promise and potential of sport. Gretchen was the senior author of Canada’s first national prevalence study of maltreatment among national team athletes and was the subject matter expert in the development of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment, a policy mandated for all National Sport Organizations in Canada. In 2020, Gretchen was awarded the first Canadian Gender Equity in Sport Research Hub, where she serves as a co-Director.