Ryan Collis is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at York University, working in the intersection of autism, expertise, and Science Fiction to discover future imaginaries where autistic students are truly supported. He holds degrees in English (BA, Queen’s ‘99), Computer Science (BScH, Queen’s ‘00), Education (BEd, OISE ‘05), and Science and Technology Studies (BScH, York ’19; MA, York ‘20). Ryan has been a high school teacher in the York Region District School Board since 2006, serves as the Graduate Student Officer of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA), and is a founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity.
Noah Khan is a PhD student in Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. His research is situated in phenomenology of technology, seeking to philosophically explore the experiential elements of digital encounters. Noah is a CGS-D Scholar, Massey College Junior Fellow, Evasion Lab Fellow, and Reach Alliance Researcher.
Sheetal Prasad is a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Education at York University. Her current research examines representation within Canadian history classrooms for secondary schooling and how the typical colonial narrative presented in classrooms can be intervened through multimodal learning and engagement. She combines archival and art research methods to create augmented reality works that inform viewers of multiple perspectives in Canadian history.
Justin is a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership & Policy at University of Toronto – OISE. His research focuses on student government and student leadership. He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Ottawa. He serves as the President of the Global Student Government, President of the OISE Graduate Students Association, and has served in executive roles in the International Association for Political Science Students and the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union, among others.
Charlotte Moore (she/her) is a neurodivergent Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. She previously attended Eastern Michigan University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with focuses in English and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in creative writing. Her current research explores the experiences of neurodivergent graduate students, specifically looking at the ways these students excel and struggle in graduate school, the unique strengths they bring to the academy, and the systems in place that help and hinder their academic success and well-being.
Amanda Dunbar (Concordia). Amanda Light Dunbar (she/her) is a PhD student in the Department of Education at Concordia University. Her work explores the cultural values that inform ELA research and pedagogy, particularly in terms of widely used but generally unsanctioned tools like SparkNotes, Grammarly, and ChatGPT. Amanda’s research is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Quebec – Societe et culture. She will be returning from leave in January 2024.
Jihan Jones (Windsor)
Omotoyosi Ogunbanwo (Western)
Linh Hoang (Ottawa)