Welcome to the St. George Local Chapter of Connections and Conversations!
Connections and Conversations is a staff-driven initiative that provides a supportive network for racialized staff. The St. George chapter hosts monthly meetings as well as special events throughout the year. We value building community and creating brave spaces for honest dialogue and meaningful learning opportunities that promote equity and inclusion.
The St. George chapter:
- Offers professional development opportunities to support our members in navigating and advancing within the University
- Fosters a space for sharing experiences, de-stressing, and socializing, which facilitates peer-to-peer connection, informal mentorship and increases sense of belonging
- Provides a forum for effective communication and information-sharing on issues affecting racialized and Indigenous members
- Advocates for resources and support to address individual and systemic challenges faced by members
2020-2021 Executive Members
Yaseen Ali Learning Strategist, Division of Student Life
Shainiya Balachandran Assistant Dean Student Life, Victoria College
Nicole Ryan Recruitment & Diverse Student Success Coordinator, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Manini Sheker Research Officer, Rotman School of Management