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EDI Speaker Series: Reshma Dhrodia & Ben Boynton- A 2-day AODA workshop theme: language, accessibility & ableism- Room 548

March 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

*In order to earn CCR Recognition, students must attend both days* (March 4th & 5th)

This event is open to all MSW and PhD students at FIFSW.

Ben Poynton was drawn to his work by an interest in the philosophical underpinnings of human rights and how they support social justice. He provides support and guidance to the University’s senior leadership on Accessibility, EDI, and Universal Design. He has been instrumental in advancing the University’s AODA commitments through the application of an intersectional lens and a community-based approach.




Reshma is a trauma-informed social worker and educator whose work focuses on enhancing individual, communal, and institutional EDI as well as creating and implementing harm reduction and violence prevention strategies. Prior to joining the Faculty of Music, she worked for six years at Accessibility Services on St. George campus. There, she supported thousands of students as an Accessibility Advisor, managed a large team of Accessibility Advisors, and chaired the office’s first EDI Committee. In 2021, her work was recognized when she received the Jill Matus Excellence in Student Services award. She is actively involved in governance, serving on the University Affairs Board for two years, the board of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations since 2014, and the Leonard Foundation since 2020.


March 5
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Room SWK 548
246 Bloor Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V4 Canada
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