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Engaging in Research: Black, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation Undergrad Students

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African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation students discuss undergraduate research with involved upper year student Mentor Navigators and relatable professors, librarians, staff and peers from a variety of disciplines. This event will include perspectives on: how to demystify undergrad research and why this experience is important for undergrads; wayfinding and support for preparing applications; and the demand for equitable access to opportunities. Bring your questions!


  • Dr. Janelle Joseph, Assistant Professor in Critical Studies of Race, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Founder and Director of the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, and Anti-racism in Sport (IDEAS) Research Lab
  • Dr. David Roberts, Director and Associate Professor, Urban Studies Program and part of a team of researchers in Toronto, São Paulo and Brighton UK to study the way in which Racialized communities organized to fill the gaps of government services during the Covid-19 pandemic, Building Back Better from Below
  • Dr. Kris Sanghyun Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical & Environmental Science
  • Dr. Tanya Sharpe, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community and Founder and Director of the Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB)
  • Ketheisan Vigneshwaran, Career Educator, Career Exploration & Education



  • Career Exploration & Education
  • Black Research Network, University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto Students' Union

Accessibility Notes:
Language: Conversation will happen in English. 
Closed Captioning: Auto-generated captions which can be turned on and off will be utilized in this presentation.  
Participation Expectations: Participants will be invited to join in the conversation by unmuting themselves and speaking, appearing on camera and/or typing in the chat, all of which is voluntary.
Privacy: Conversation will not be recorded. 
Technology: MS Teams (Read a quick guide on MS Teams

For accomodations and more information please contact: 
Adonica Huggins (pronouns she / her, Black staff), Student Life Coordinator, Academic and Peer Programs, at


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