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Ravinder Johal

Ravinder works as a Principal in a diverse secondary school setting. He previously worked as a teacher, department head, and Vice Principal in Ontario. Ravinder recently completed his PhD, focusing on the experiences of second generation youth living in a suburb of Toronto. His research interests include examining the intersecting notions of racial identity, gender, social class, and religion while analyzing the role of school, family as well as community in the lives of youth, and exploring issues related to race and sport.

Education
  • 2015 – Doctor of Philosophy – York University 
  • 2003 – Masters of Education – York University
  • 1999 – Bachelor of Education – University of Toronto 
  • 1998 – Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – University of Toronto 
Work Experience
  • 2016 – Present – Principal – Richmond School District
  • 2010 – 2016 – Vice Principal – Peel District School Board
  • 2001 – 2010 – Department Head/Teacher – Peel District School Board
Publications

Contradictions and Challenges:  Second Generation Sikh Males in Canada (2015 – Ph.D. Dissertation – York University)

Toronto Star – Community Editorial Board

  • Schools build new communities (06/14/2005)
  • A new era for Ontario educators (09/07/2004)
  • Media still labelling minorities (07/27/2004)
  • Rethinking our stance on hockey (03/27/2004)
  • The current state of hip-hop (03/16/2004)
  • Make our game truly national (01/06/2004)
  • The internal battle of cultures (11/18/2003)

The World is Ours: Second Generation South Asians Reconcile Conflicting Expectations (2002 – M.Ed. Thesis – York University)

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