Current Graduate Students
Keisha is a plant lover, nap enthusiast, and life-long learner. She is currently pursuing a MA in Education in Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Education. Keisha's research interests derive from the difficulties she faced being a racialized, first-generation, female student, in the pursuit of her own post-secondary STEM education. Keisha is passionate about amplifying and empowering the voices of underrepresented students to build a model for education that better supports their unique needs. Keisha has a B.Ed. in I/S mathematics and Biology and Bachelors Degrees in Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
Andrew is an MA student in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University. His research focuses on learner autonomy, creativity and growth orientation development in online learning environments. Andrew's research questions evolved from his experiences as a teacher as well as his passion about nurturing students as individuals and recognizing students' unique skills and ways of learning. Andrew has a Bachelors of Education and a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences.
Katelin is currently working towards an MA in Education at Ontario Tech University while working as a freelance Illustrator. Her research interests are built upon her concerns for agency, identity building, democracy, and power structures. Katelin's is an autoethnographic examination of her experiences in an exclusively online educational setting. Through this, she hopes to better understand the broader social and cultural implications of individual experiences in an increasingly digital educational world. Katelin is motivated to challenge inequities and strives to help foster educational environments that nurture wonder, creativity, and the individual interests and needs of its students.
Nayab is currently working on her thesis in the MA program at Ontario Tech University. Her research focuses on positioning theory and student participation in online synchronous classrooms. Nayab has both a Bachelors of Commerce degree in Information Technology and a Bachelors of Education. Nayab has had a variety of experiences teaching post secondary students, and her goal is to both teach and support students in becoming life-long learners. She uses student-centric methods as a learning opportunity for both students and herself as an educator.