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Candid Conversations: Race & Inequality in School Systems
March 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join the Dean of Education, Dr. Jan Hare, for an online speaker series focusing on important questions and significant priorities that are engaging educators today.
Candid conversation topics include:
- Reconciliation and decolonization in classrooms
- Climate change in education
- Supporting youth mental health
- Addressing race and inequality in school systems
This dynamic series brings together researchers, practitioners, educators, youth, and you—the participants—to discuss how educators and students are making a difference every day, and explore how as a community, we can support and empower young people to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
About the Educator
Ravinder Johal was born in London, England and grew up in the Greater Toronto Area. He worked as a classroom teacher, department head, and school-based administrator in Brampton and Mississauga before moving to BC in 2016. Since then, Johal has been a secondary school Principal, District Principal, and is now a Director of Instruction with Learning Services in the Richmond School District.
Johal has a wide range of research interests, and earned his PhD in education at York University focusing on the lived realities of second generation youth in suburban Toronto. His dissertation examined the intersecting notions of racial identity, gender, social class, and religion, while analyzing the role of school, family as well as community in the lives of youth. Johal would like to engage in further research in the area of race and sport, particularly the experiences and participation of Sikh Canadian youth in hockey.