Urban Indigeneity / Indigenous and Racialized Communities

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Hassan Nima

Program of Study: PhD in Geography

Project Title: Indigenous and Muslim Youth Belonging in Toronto, Canada: Navigating Urban Citizenship and the Right to the City

Hassan Nima is a 3rd year PhD student in Human Geography. His research focuses on Indigenous and Muslim youth belonging in the city of Toronto, exploring how youth navigate urban citizenship and the right to the city. Hassan is a curious and motivated scholar that is eager to contribute to the racial and cultural diversity and equity at the University of Toronto (as someone who identifies as Muslim, biracial and Indigenous) but also contribute to social change and challenging social injustices in geography and academia more broadly.

 

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Namdol Tenzin

Program of Study: Master's of Social Work

Project Title: Community Mobilization and Collective Effort in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Tibetan-Canadian Diaspora in Toronto

Namdol Tenzin is a Master of Social Work candidate specializing in Human Services Management and Leadership at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She is a first generation student in Canada and a daughter of Tibetan refugees. Namdol is dedicated to preserving and mapping the resilience of collectivist communities such as the Tibetan diaspora and how these communities demonstrate strength and efficacy especially in times of crisis. She is currently researching at the immigration experience in Canada and identifying discriminatory practices and policies that hinder the process of integration.

 

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Tenzin Norzin

Program of Study: Master's of Public Health Sciences

Project Title: Community Mobilization and Collective Effort in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Tibetan-Canadian Diaspora in Toronto

Tenzin Norzin is a final year Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) student at the University of Toronto. She holds a Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. Tenzin was born in India and lived in Nepal before moving to Canada. She has been previously published for her contributions in Plasma Peptides and Ovarian Cancer biomarker research. She is interested in studying health inequities and their role in the epidemiology of diseases. Tenzin aims to contribute to the policymaking process by conducting robust epidemiological studies that can aid in making evidence-informed decisions to improve the health of marginalized populations.