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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.

Description:
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 adonica.huggins@utoronto.ca.