Pronouns: she/her Dr. Sonia Aujla-Bhullar holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Learning with a focus on anti-racism, diversity, inclusion and equity within education. Her current work focuses on multiethnic and anti-racism community engagement between schools and racialized families and students. She has published works that include critical analyses around the experiences of racialized minorities and women in education. She has taught both in the public school system and as an instructor at the University of Calgary. As an avid volunteer and supporter of community engagement, she has organized both local and national initiatives within the Sikh community and is a board member of the World Sikh Organization. She is also Co-Chair of the South Asian Police Advisory Committee (SAPAC) for the Calgary Police Service, a previous council member of the Government of Alberta inaugural Anti-Racism Advisory Council (AARAC), and current co-chair to the City of Calgary Anti-Racism Action Committee (ARAC).
Dr. Gabrielle (nee Weasel Head) Lindstrom, PhD, is from the Kainaiwa First Nation in Southern Alberta. As educational development consultant for Indigenous ways of knowing with the Taylor Institute- University of Calgary, Dr. Lindstrom works closely with leadership for teaching & learning and Indigenous engagement to advance Indigenous ways of knowing in campus teaching and learning communities, cultures and practices. Her teaching background includes instructing in topics around First Nation, Métis and Inuit history and current issues, Indigenous Studies (Canadian and International perspectives), Indigenous cross-cultural approaches, and Indigenous research methods and ethics. Her dissertation research focused on the interplay between trauma and resilience in the postsecondary experiences of Indigenous adult learners. Other research interests include meaningful assessment in higher education, Indigenous homelessness, intercultural parallels in teaching and learning research, Indigenous lived experience of resilience, Indigenous community-based research, parenting assessment tools reform in child welfare, anti-colonial theory and antiracist pedagogy.