Spring 2021 PD 2

Thursday, June 3rd 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Current events have called for us to take action in order to ensure equity and inclusion in online learning. Through the lens of decolonization, this session takes action by examining our roles as mathematics educators. In this session, we will present literature and create a space to critically discuss issues of equity and inclusion in math. By reflecting upon assumptions built through a colonized system of mathematics, we hope participants will become more aware of the challenges faced, allowing us to respond more sensitively and mindfully in our future work.



Darcie Brown is a Math Learning Strategist at Centennial College. Her educational background includes an Honours BA in International Relations, a BEd in Secondary Math and English teaching, and a MEd in Higher Education. Over the past 15 years, she has held a variety of teaching and counselling roles in both secondary and postsecondary educational settings.



Emily Tian is a Math Learning Strategist at Centennial College. She has a background in Mathematics, Education and Physics. She received her MSc. from Nipissing University with an emphasis in Mathematics. Emily always have a passion for education and she has over 15 years of teaching at various universities and colleges.



Matthew Cheung is a Math Learning Strategist at Centennial College. He is Ph.D. candidate in mathematics education at York University. The focus of his dissertation is on productive struggle in college mathematics. With a MSc. in applied mathematics, Matthew has been teaching at various Ontario colleges for over a decade.


Srishta Chopra is a Math Learning Strategist at Centennial College. She has a passion for teaching and learning, inclusion and accessibility in math education. With a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Queen’s University, an Honours B.Sc. double major in Statistics and Mathematics from University of Toronto, and a B.Ed. from OISE; Srishta has been an educator for more than a decade at places like University of Toronto, Centennial College and other learning spaces.




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