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Student Life Events at St. George

Student Life Events at St. George

Engaging in Research as Black, Latin American, Southeast Asian & First Generation Undergraduate Students

Nov 26, 2021 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Nov 26, 2021 03:00 PM

Goal Statement:
Give students confidence that they can overcome barriers to getting involved in research.

Learning Outcome:
Students who participate will be able to detail at least three (3) co-curricular and academic resources to help them explore opportunities in research.

African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation students discuss research with involved upper year student Mentor Navigators and relatable professors from a variety of disciplines. This event will include perspectives on: how to demystify research and why is this experience important for undergrads; wayfinding and preparing applications; and the demand for equitable access to opportunities. Presentation, faculty panel and Q&A - bring your questions!

Partners & Guests:
Saddiya Rose, MEd., Career Educator, Career Exploration & Education;
Dr. Janelle Joseph, Asst. Professor, Critical Studies of Race and Indigeneity, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and Founder and Director, Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, and Anti-racism in Sport IDEAS Research Lab, and Faculty Advisor Access & Inclusion Peer Programs;
Dr. David Roberts, Associate Professor, Director of the Urban Studies Program, and Faculty Advisor Access & Inclusion Peer Programs;
Dr. Hy V. Luong, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Anthropology and President, Association for Asian Studies;
Dr. Osvaldo Espin-Garcia, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Principal Biostatician, Department of Biostatistics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre;
Dr. Paul Olguin, Translational Medicine Program, Hospital for Sick Children, and Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics;
Dr. Vieney Leos Barajas, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistical Sciences and School of the Environment;
Dr. Victor Rivas, Associate Chair & Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies, Dept. of Spanish and Portugese;
Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Asst. Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Chair, Black Scientists' Task Force on Vaccine Equity;

For more information please contact Adonica Huggins (pronouns she / her, Black staff), Student Life Coordinator, Academic and Peer Programs at