MEET THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
DR. TARA GOLDSTEIN (SHE/HER)
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. GLYNNIS LIEB (SHE/HER)
Glynnis holds a PhD in Personality and Social Psychology. She has worked both for government and not-for-profit social services organizations. She is also a post-secondary instructor and has held sessional positions in five institutions in Manitoba and Alberta over the past 14 years. She currently instructs sessionally at Athabasca University and Concordia University of Edmonton. Glynnis believes strongly in community involvement and social activism. She is an active supporter of local arts, poverty reduction initiatives, mental health and addiction education and support, 2SLGBTQ+ community members, offender rehabilitation programs, supports for people with disabilities, and anti-discrimination initiatives.
DR. ANDREW CAMPBELL (HE/HIM)
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).
JACOB DESROCHERS (HE/HIM)
Co-Chair | Communications Social Media Coordinator
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 culturally responsive sexuality education.
LEE ISKANDER (THEY/THEM)
Lee is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, where they are researching how gender norms operate in schools. Specifically, Lee is interested in the workplace and professional training experiences of trans and gender nonconforming educators. Lee completed their own teacher education at York University in Toronto.
BRIDGET STIRLING (SHE/HER)
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.
KATE REID (SHE/HER/THEY/THEM)
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.
YASMIN OWIS (SHE/THEY)
Yasmin is a teacher, community activist/educator and PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). She is a graduate of the Masters of Teaching program where she earned her teaching qualifications in the Junior-Intermediate division. Yasmin's doctoral research at OISE explores what happens when queer and trans youth of colour work collaboratively to reimagine and recreate the Ontario sex education curriculum as a way to resist cis-heteronormativity, whiteness and racism. The research project will focus on the use of community youth participatory action research and arts-based pedagogies. She is passionate about equity issues in education, LGBTQ+ advocacy and creating equitable spaces for women, trans and non-binary folks of colour in educational and political spaces.
LINDSAY CAVANAUGH (SHE/HER)
Lindsay is a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her arts-based critical participatory action research project examines what happens when Indigenous/2S, Black, POC and white settler LGBTQIA+ youth and educators come together to creatively share their dreams about social justice futurities in K-12 schools. Specifically, she is interested in how youth and educators with diverse positionalities map and unpack connections and tensions between queer, trans, femme-inist, decolonial/decolonizing/anti-colonial, anti-racist, and disabled/crip pedogagies. Outside of academia, she is a Intermediate/Senior certified teacher and has taught in both BC and Ontario, most recently in an Oji-Cree community called North Spirit Lake.