Challenging the Status Quo: Navigating Racial and Cultural Considerations

Challenging the Status Quo: Navigating Racial and Cultural Considerations

This workshop will focus on the various aspects of navigating supervisor/supervisee and departmental relationships. The core themes of discussion will include self-advocacy, discrimination, and community building both within and outside of home departments. We will discuss the nuances of each theme while also providing tips and resources for attendees to take away!

We invite you to ask questions and engage in this free flowing dialogue!

Moderator: Sonia Varma

Facilitator: Ladan Mowlid

Ladan Mowlid is a Student Affairs professional who is currently the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Education Coordinator with Western University’s Student Experience Team. Ladan holds a Master of Education in Higher Educational Leadership from Mercer University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Higher Education at the University of Toronto. She was the first Canadian Alumna of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship program and has presented at conferences including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium.

Ladan is also a co-founder of Somali Scholars which is a non-profit organization that supports first generation Somali-Canadian youth with achieving student success through mentorship and programming. She is deeply passionate about using education to empower historically marginalized students while simultaneously supporting them with navigating the institutional barriers of higher education.

She is excited to be a part of this workshop and looks forward to the fruitful discussions to come! 

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