Led by Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto Associate Professor and Principal Investigator Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández and research associate Dr. Cristina Guerrero, the SSHRC-funded study Youth Solidarities across Borders (YSAB) builds on several years of exploratory and pilot research centred on the schooling experiences of Latin@ students attending Toronto public high schools. Implemented in collaboration with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and co-facilitated with OISE/UT graduate students Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing and Diana Barrero, this year's work sought to construct a space within which Latin@ and Black students can co-construct knowledge about the social and educational issues that are important to them.
The University of Toronto Schools (UTS) yPAR project is led by Co-Principal Investigators Professor Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández and Centre for Urban Schooling Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Leila Angod, and is co-facilitated with OISE/UT graduate student Karima Kinlock. The UTS Equity Study is funded by a research grant from the Newton Foundation. The project launched in the fall of 2016 and is organized as a co-curricular that meets regularly to explore issues related to social justice . The program invites students to become researchers of their schooling experiences by designing and carrying out research projects that make an intervention in processes of advantage and exclusion.