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Rochelle Wijesingha

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, McMaster University

My doctoral work focused on racial and gender disparities in tenure and promotion among faculty working in Canadian universities. I am currently doing a post-doc at McMaster University looking at k-12 education with a focus on equity. I am also the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at OSSTF/FEESO. Prior to joining OSSTF/FEESO, I was a Senior Research Associate at the Diversity Institute located in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. I was a Research Associate at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where I worked on health equity research related to gambling as well as substance use. I am a quantitative researcher and I have over a decade of experience doing EDI research. I was also a sessional instructor at McMaster University where I taught ethnic and racial tensions. My work has appeared in a number of academic journals and won the Edward F. Sheffield award.


  • –present
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, McMaster University


  • 2021 
    McMaster University, Ph.D in Sociology