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Academic

I am currently completing a PhD in Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My research focuses on the intersection of anti-Black racism, homophobia, and transphobia, and how experiences at this juncture can influence health and social service care access for Black gbtq+MSM in Canada.

 

I consider myself an activist and a community member first and foremost. I've been involved in numerous social movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and the student strikes that took place in Quebec in 2012 and 2019.

 

I am passionate about social justice and strive to create meaningful connections to research, policy and practice. My research is a direct result of this passion and is my way of making a difference in the world.

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Education

Since 2022

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health

Dalhousie University

Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS)

Research topic: The impacts of anti-Black homophobia and transphobia on health and social care access for Black gay, bisexual, trans, and queer men in Canada

Supervised by Matthew Numer, PhD

Committee members: Barbara Hamilton Hinch, PhD and OmiSoore Dryden, PhD

2020 - 2022

Master of Science (MSc) in Social Work

Université de Montréal
Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC)

Thesis title: “At the Intersection of Experiences: Understanding the Identity Development of Black LGBTQ+ Populations in Québec”


Supervised by Edward Ou Jin Lee, PhD and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, PhD RSW

Final CGPA: 4.0/4.3

2017 - 2020

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
McGill University

Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC)

Final CGPA: 3.88/4.0
Dean’s Honour List
Golden Key International Honour Society

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2022-2025)

Total value: 150 000 CAD

Master's Research Scholarship
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture
(2021-2022)

Total value: 17 500 CAD
 
Laurent McCutcheon Scholarship
Fondation Émergence (2021)

Total value: 5 000 CAD
 
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2020-2021)

Total value: 17 500 CA

William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship
McGill University (2018-2020)

Total value: 30 000 CAD
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