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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Chavon Niles is a Guyanese Canadian researcher, scholar, educator, and advocate committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Niles completed her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Chavon is also a seasoned educator. She is a Professor at Sheridan College where she teaches in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies. She has also taught at the University of Toronto and York University in the Bachelor of Education program. Dr. Niles is also a Program Manager, Faculty Development, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Hospital for Sick Children. In May 2021, Dr. Niles will be a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.


  • 2018–present
    Professor , Sheridan College
  • 2020–present
    Program Manager, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2011–2020
    Senior Coordinator , Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


  • 2021 
    University of Toronto, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2011 
    University of Toronto, Bachelor of Education
  • 2009 
    York University, Master of Arts
  • 2007 
    McMaster University , Honors Bachelor of Science

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario College of Teachers