Black Student Experiences in English Quebec Schools

Dr. Tya Collins is an Assistant Professor in the Black Youth Studies Program in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Her endeavors as an educator span over a 20-year period in a range of settings that includes teaching and/or administration in preschool, primary, secondary, ESL, FSL, special education, vocational training, and university. She holds a PhD in Education from the Université de Montréal and she is a past Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow. Her research focuses on the intersections of blackness, disability, language, systemic trauma, and student resistance to structural barriers and inequalities that manifest throughout their educational pathways.

She is a community consultant, researcher and partner with several organizations such as the Quebec Black Communities Observatory and l’Action Cancer du Sein du Québec, as well as a founding member of the Re-Membering Us Initiative, which supports mental health and radical love in Black communities.

Tya Collins