Congrats to Makayla Freeman

Congrats to Makayla Freeman on receiving the Faculty of Education EDID Funding Grants for 2022-2023

Congrats to Makayla Freeman on receiving the Faculty of Education Student Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Decolonization (EDID) Funding Grants for 2022-2023, created to support student-led EDID initiatives.  The Faculty of Education sent out a call in December 2022 and received many proposals that supported the advancement of the Faculty’s and UBC’s EDID, anti-racism, and inclusive excellence efforts.

A student adjudication committee, consisting of Conan Lee, Karin Wiebe, Roshni Kumari and Tonje Molyneux, reviewed the proposals and made recommendations. Dr. Reg D’Silva, Associate Dean, Equity & Strategic Programs chaired the committee.

A full list of the funded projects is included below, with more detailed information about the projects to be posted on the Faculty’s equity webpage in the coming weeks.

Applicants Project Title
Danica Weager, Robyn Dickenson, Lissa Mosher, and the RRED Students  

Beading and Making Space – Learning together through Beadwork


Senyao Shen & Peisen Ding  

Visuals of Love, Care and More: Implementation of Graphic Facilitation Strategies to EDID Pedagogy


Brody Lodmell & Team (Queer Teacher Task Force)  

Queer Allyship in Teaching Seminar


Makayla Freeman & Kay Anderson  

A community of practice: Navigating academia as 2SLGBTQ+ graduate and postdoctoral researchers


Elmira Sarreshtehdari & Yasaman Moussavi  



Katherine Brand & Jessica Erhardt  

Repairing and Renewing Relationships within Indigenous Education: Stories of Lived Experience


Rae Ashmore, Farah Meralli and student team  

EDI-D Cohort for Secondary Students Project