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Congratulations to the

2018 OERS Change Maker Award Recipients!

Emerging Research Scholars:  Sam Tecle (left) & Julie Bull (right)
Distinguished Research Scholar: Lance McCready

2018 Presentations

Workshop A 

1A. The Power of Voice and Choice: Instituting Anti-oppressive and Equitable Practices in Underserved Neighbourhoods

1B. Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Capacity in Leadership

2. Muslim Students’ Experiences of Islamophobia in Schools​

3. We Have Something to Say: Young People and Their Families Speak out about Disability and Change

4. The Early Years and Racism: Research Implications for Practice and Policy Change 

5. Student Equity and Pathways Across Time and Countries: The McMaster Gateway Cities Project 

6. We Rise Together Action Plan:  The Peel District School Board Action Plan to Support Black Male Students 

7. Inequities in Mental Health and Well-Being Among Immigrant and Refugee Youth: Evidence for Action in the Education System 

8. Discourse of School Leaders: A Reflection of Implicit Inequities in Mathematics at School



Workshop B

1A. Can We Talk About Race? Confronting Colour-Blindness in Early Childhood Settings 

1B. Inspired to Excel: How African-centred and Culturally Relevant Pre-Kindergarten Summer Learning Programs Benefitted the Youngest Learners

2. Promoting Positive Mental Health and Cultural Connectedness Through Strengths-Based Mentoring with Indigenous Youth

3. Addressing Student Absenteeism in Northwestern Ontario: Research, Initiatives, Resources, and Lessons Learned   

4. Revisiting the Discussion of ‘Push-Out’ or ‘Drop-Out’ Over 20 Years Later: Lessons Learned From, and Shifts in, Anti-Racist Education

5. Mobilizing Diversity and Equity within School Communities: A Social Action Curriculum Project

6. Supporting the School Engagement and Academic Success of African and Caribbean Descent Students

7. Caring and Safe Schools: How Principals can Foster a Culture of Inclusion for Students with Special Education Needs

Pre-reading Material: School Principals and Students with Special Education Needs: Leading Inclusive Schools

8. Foundations for Diversity and Equity: Making Space for Community Connections and Voices of Diversity Through Spoken­ Word Poetry



Workshop C

1A. Promising Policies and Practices for Mitigating the Immigrant Student Performance Disadvantage within Ontario Schools

1B. Leadership By Design (LBD): Narrowing the Opportunity Gap for African-Caribbean Canadian Students through Mentoring and High Support Strategies

2. Youth Strategy and Equity Collaborative: Changing Mindset by Leveraging Practice

5. Gender is Like an Ocean: Exploring Adolescents’ and Teachers’ Collaborative Inquiry into All-Gender Identity and Inclusion

6. How Can Data Support Equity? Lessons from Child Care and Early Years Service Planning 

7. Achievement Gap in Urban Schools:  Racialized Students Talking about Provincial Testing

8. Using Cartographic Visualization Tools to Identify Student Subgroups and Barriers to Their Academic Achievement*





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