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Ardavan Eizadirad

PhD, MEd, BEd, BA, OCT

Dr. Ardavan Eizadirad (@DrEizadirad) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, an instructor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University, and in the Faculty of Social Work, Master of Teaching, and Bachelor of Education program at University of Toronto. He is an educator with the Toronto District School Board, author of Decolonizing Educational Assessment: Ontario Elementary Students and the EQAO (2019), and co-editor of Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care (2021), and International Handbook of Anti-Discriminatory Education (forthcoming 2022). His research interests include equity, standardized testing, community engagement, anti-oppressive practices, critical pedagogy, social justice education, resistance, and decolonization. Dr. Eizadirad is also the founder and Director of EDIcation Consulting ( offering equity, diversity, and inclusion training to organizations. He is also a community activist with non-profit organizations Youth Association for Academics, Athletics, and Character Education (YAAACE) in the Jane and Finch community and a Board of Directors member for Amadeusz which provides educational programs and services for incarcerated youth and young adults.