Dr. Lee Airton is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, as well as an advocate, blogger, author and public scholar on gender-neutral pronouns. Their current SSHRC-funded research explores how Ontario public school boards are constructing the concept of "gender expression."



Dr. Tara Goldstein is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Her current teaching and research program focuses on gender, sexuality and schooling, and verbatim theatre research. In 2005, Tara won the Activist Scholarship Award from the American Education Research Association (AERA) Queer Special Interest Group.  Her latest book Teaching Gender and Sexuality at School: Letters to Teachers was published in 2019 and contains the verbatim theatre script Out at School.



Dr. Andrew B. Campbell (DR. ABC) is a graduate of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, with a PhD. in Educational Leadership, Diversity & Policy. Dr. Campbell is an adjunct lecturer in the department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto and adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Queen’s University. He is a Certified Ontario Teacher (OCT).



Dr. Alicia Lapointe is an award-winning educator and researcher.  She was recently granted a doctorate in Equity and Inclusive Education from Western University, where she researched GSAs and student activism in Ontario public secular and Catholic high schools.  Alicia works as a Research Scientist for the Centre for School Mental Health, Faculty of Education, Western University, where she oversees the delivery and evaluation of the Healthy Relationships Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer/Questioning (LGBT2Q+) Youth. Alicia also provides queer- and trans-infused professional development for pre/inservice teachers and assists schools with the development and functioning of GSAs.  Twitter: @alapoint13 Email:


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Dr. Tasha Ausman is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education. Her research is situated in curriculum studies with a focus on how a psychoanalytic lens might offer new ways to think about anxieties and defenses in mathematics learning.  Her ongoing work includes researching ways to queer the mathematics and science curricula through non-"normative" and sometimes contradictory solutions to seemingly straight/forward problems, thereby opening up new and creative pedagogical spaces for learning with and through individual subjectivities in relation to STEAM.



Bridget Stirling is a PhD student in the University of Alberta’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, where she is interested in children's rights and the politics of childhood. She also serves as the Edmonton Public School Board trustee for Ward G. Outside of her work on the board, she’s an advocate and organizer involved in issues of social and economic justice, gender, children's rights, and human rights. Bridget is one of the co-founders of Hate Free Yeg, and a founding member of the Child-Friendly Housing Coalition of Alberta. She has worked as a research analyst, consultant, educator, writer and editor.


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Kate Reid has been a professional folk singer-songwriter and touring artist for over a decade, and is a PhD candidate in the department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Kate teaches oral presentation skills at the University of Toronto Graduate Centre for Academic Communication, and is an artist-researcher on the LGBTQ Families Speak Out project, where she composes and performs music for a multi-media verbatim theatre production called, Out at School. Kate's doctoral research investigates how queer folk songs do gender and sexuality education in public school classrooms. 


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Gustavo Moura is a PhD student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. His current research in the area of gender and sexuality includes a SSHRC-funded study with PI Dr. Robert Mizzi and CI Dr. Clea Schmidt on the experiences of LGBTQ educators teaching overseas, and the intercultural development of EFL teachers from a Brazilian perspective.


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Leanne Letourneau is a doctoral student in the Humanities Interdisciplinary PhD program at Concordia University. Her PhD research focuses on integrating educational studies, public policy and queer geography to create a pilot design for an anti-oppressive queer education program.  With an emphasis on gender and sexual diversity, her research will assist educators, students, and policy makers in critically questioning how we conceive of difference.


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Lindsay Cavanaugh is a doctoral student at OISE, at the University of Toronto, where she is working towards a collaborative specialization in Curriculum & Pedagogy and Women & Gender Studies. She is interested in the ways that different types of educators conceptualize and enact queering and decolonizing work based on their positionalities. She is a BC and Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) and taught most recently in North Spirit Lake, a remote Oji-Cree community.


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Jacob DesRochers is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is committed to educational programming on consent, sexual health support and wellbeing. His current research examines sexuality and health education within faith communities.


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