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Professor and Director, Director of Centre for Culture, Identity & Education, Department of Educational Studies

Handel Kashope Wright is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education. His work focuses on continental and diasporic African cultural studies, critical multiculturalism, anti-racist education, qualitative research, and curriculum theorizing. Dr. Wrights’ current research examines postmulticulturalsim, youth identity, and belonging in the Canadian context.

Supervisor: Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva

As a first year MA student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, I would like to further investigate what it means to be of mixed race in Canada and how to navigate the space in-between cultures. I feel it would be of benefit to develop research on this theme in relation to the theory of the Third Space. As I have previously completed a BFA, I would also like to explore how I can use my art practice as a means of communication and “a way of knowing” in relation to these themes.

Professor & Distinguished University Scholar, Measurement, Evaluation, & Research Methodology Program, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Faculty of Education

Dr. Bruno Zumbo is a a measurement theorist, statistician, and applied mathematician. His research and professional interests focus on developing statistical theory and quantitative methods for conducting research, testing, and evaluation. Dr. Zumbo’s research program focuses on theoretical and applied psychometrics and statistical science, and on measurement, program evaluation, and methodological issues in quality of life, subjective well-being, and social science research. His worked has influenced language testing, psychometrics, validity theory, and educational and behavioural statistics.