Examining secondary education through an equity lens

In this podcast episode, CRHESI coordinator James Shelley talks to Matt Ross about understanding local high school graduation rates. Ross, co-founder of the London Youth Advisory Council, was recently the data lead on a report investigating the barriers to high school completion. The report was funded by London’s Child and Youth Network.

Homes4Women Evaluation Resources

Homes4Women London is a two year pilot project to provide housing for women in London who are experiencing homelessness.

Homes4Women is funded by the London Community Foundation. The program delivery partners are Women’s Community House, Canadian Mental Health Association – Middlesex: My Sister’s Place, and the Healthzone Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic. Program evaluation funded by Women’s Community College: Women’s Xchange.

Extended knowledge translation support for this project is provided by the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion. Watch some brief evaluation video snippets and browse an interactive photovoice installation here: crhesi.ca/videos/homes4women/

Through a series of concurrent research initiatives and evaluation analysis, this pilot project yielded meaningful knowledge for better understanding and addressing the barriers that women specifically face in accessing adequate housing. The project also raised important issues for implementing Housing First strategy with a gendered lens.

Why High School Graduation Rates Aren’t the Whole Story

Everyone with an interest in looking at secondary education with an equity and inclusion lens is invited to join CRHESI coordinator James Shelley in conversation with Matt Ross (founder of the London Youth Advisory Council) at the London Public Library on Monday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m.

Matt Ross (@mattasross) was data lead on a 2016 research project to understand London’s high school graduation rates. He joins us to talk about the complexity and nuance of understanding graduation rates, and what the research has taught him about the challenges and opportunities facing students today. The research suggests that using graduation rates as a sole parameter for educational success fails to capture important dimensions of why the system doesn’t work for some students.

See website for full event details. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Central Conversations series at the London Public Library.

Meet CRHESI: Elizabeth Nowicki

Dr. Elizabeth Nowicki is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, and holds a long-standing career in the education sector, including membership to the Ontario College of Teachers. She holds a doctorate in psychology and a master’s in educational psychology and special education — with research interests drawn from educational, developmental, and social psychology. Dr. Nowicki was awarded a Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Excellence award (2015–2016). She has an extensive history in supervision and advisory roles, having mentored many students at the graduate level. Her teaching focuses on research methods and theories of education, as well as on exceptional children, the psychosocial aspects of schooling, and psycho-educational assessment.

Meet CRHESI: Margaret Ann Wilkinson

Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson has had an illustrious career with multiple appointments in the Faculty of Law, the Richard Ivey School of Business, and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University. Among the over-15 awards recognizing her work, Dr. Wilkinson is recipient of Western’s Faculty Scholar Award for her achievements in teaching and research and, in 2012, the Ontario Library Association Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award “for her tireless effort in advocating for the principles of balance, user rights and fair dealing on behalf of the Canadian Library community.” Dr. Wilkinson has served as Graduate Director (Law) and Graduate Chair (FIMS). She has held doctoral supervisory status since 1997, supporting the work of graduate students in Law, Health Information Science, and Library and Information Science. In addition, her teaching and publication activities have focused on areas such as biomedical imaging, intellectual property rights, and pharmaceutical- and other health-business regulation and her teaching has extended to the Ivey School of Business MBA Health-Sector stream. Dr. Wilkinson has produced multiple casebooks and co-authored several cases for publication through the Ivey School of Business. She is an author or Canadian Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (Emond Montgomery), has authored19 chapters in books or symposia and over 30 journal articles, and has presented at over 150 conferences, workshops and professional meetings.