IDEAA Scholar Lecture  - March 29, 2023

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IDEAA Scholar Lecture - March 29, 2023

Topic: IDEAA Scholar Panel: "Building a Sense of Belonging"

By Sasha David

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Mar 29, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT


OISE Building - Room 9-105 252 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Title of talk: IDEAA Scholar Panel: "Building a Sense of Belonging"

*This event will be available in-person only*


Join us to learn more about the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research and education in this special event bringing together some of OISE's scholar black faculty for a panel style event, as we dig into their lived experiences of being a racialized academic, challenges, initiavities, accomplishments and journey to who they've become today.

This event will only be available in-person with a talk-show style format. The panel will be moderated by two current APHD PhD candidates.

We will also dedicate some time for audience questions.

This event is open to the entire UofT community: Faculty, Students, Staff & Alumni.


  • Dr. Andrew B. Campbell
  • Dr. J. Garrett-Walker
  • Dr. Linda Iwenofu

Moderators: Krystina Raymond & Melissa Hunte (DPE PhD candidates)



Dr. Andrew B. Campbell (DR.ABC) is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Leadership for Racial Justice in Education in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Toronto – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). His scholarship and teaching focus on anti-racist pedagogy and diversity in educational leadership. “Dr. ABC” is well known to the OISE community for his leadership on advancing anti-discrimination work in teacher education, and recently received OISE’s 2022 award for Excellence in Initial Teacher Education. He teaches courses in antidiscrimination education, leadership and diversity, educational change, urban education, and Black educators. Dr. ABC previously taught at Queens University, the University of the West Indies, Niagara University, Seneca College, and Durham College, in addition to past experience as a classroom teacher and administrator in Jamaica and the Bahamas. He has presented at numerous conferences and has delivered many presentations as a Keynote speaker, motivational speaker and workshop facilitator. He loves people, food, fashion, travelling and bringing his community together for a good meal.

Dr. J. Garrett-Walker is an Associate Professor in the department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education where they teach courses dedicated to research methods, human development, and privilege, power, and oppression. Dr. Garrett-Walker earned a B.A. from University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of City University of New York. Dr. Garrett-Walker examines multiple identities (race, religion, gender, sexuality), mental and sexual health for queer populations. Additionally, Dr. Garrett-Walker implemented a University wide Check Your Privilege Campaign that sought to raise student, faculty, and staff awareness around social inequalities and individual privileges. The campaign went viral on the internet and has been implemented at universities from Turtle Island to New Zealand.

Dr. Linda Iwenofu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD) of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). She is also a registered Clinical Child Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her teaching, research and clinical interests are centered on supporting traditionally underserved and marginalized populations of children, youth and families. Dr. Iwenofu’s research program is focused on understanding and mitigating race-based mental health inequities among Black young people. She teaches graduate-level courses on psychoeducational assessment and intervention with culturally and linguistically diverse children, youth and families, as well as anti-racist approaches to professional work with children, youth and emerging adults within educational and clinical contexts.

About the organizer

Organized by
Sasha David