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Student Life Events at St. George

Student Life Events at St. George

Black Futures: Let's Talk: Careers in Education

Jan 25, 2022 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM

Registration Deadline: Jan 25, 2022 06:30 PM

Goal Statement: To inform African Black Caribbean undergraduate students about various careers within the field of education.

Learning Outcome: African Black Caribbean students who participate will be able to acquire at least three (3) pieces of industry knowledge to help them with academic and career planning.

Description: This event is a partnership with Hart House: Black Futures, and offers an opportunity for African Black Caribbean students to further their pursuit of a Master of Teaching and other careers in and out of the classroom. African Black Caribbean students have access to industry knowledge experts as we come together with African Black Caribbean educators to discuss their personal hardships and triumphs on their journey to their professions. Learn how they found mentorship, community and belonging while combatting anti-Black racism in education.

Guests for the Panel + Q&A:

  • Colleen Russell-Rawlins is the Director of Education at the Toronto District School Board. Throughout her career as an educator Colleen has served in different responsibilities and mentored staff in a variety of positions. She will share her reflections on the realities and possibilities for African Black Caribbean students considering a future in education; 
  • Dr. Janelle Joseph is an Assistant Professor in Critical Studies of Race and Indigeneity in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Dr. Joseph is Founder and Director of the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, and Anti-racism in Sport IDEAS Research Lab. She is a 2021 Research Hub for Gender+ Equity in Sport grant holder and has written three (3) books related to race, leadership, community, and sport. Dr. Joseph has been the Faculty Advisor for the Access & Inclusion Peer Programs for seven (7) years.
  • Nicole Ryan is currently filling the role of Director, Access Programs and Registrarial Services, Woodsworth College, and is on secondment from her position as Recruitment and Student Success Coordinator, Office of the Registrar and Student Services, OISE. At OISE, her role involves recruiting, admissions, retention and success of BIPOC, immigrant and international students within OISE. Working closely with the Master of Teaching Admission Committee, and the Race and Inclusion Committee, she worked on initiatives focusing on the recruitment and retention of Black student applicants interested in the teaching program. Nicole is also currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Social Justice Education.
For more information please contact Adonica Huggins (pronouns she / her, Black staff), Student Life Coordinator, Academic and Peer Programs at