We’d like to begin this section by acknowledging the land we live on and the many Indigenous peoples who have lived here over time and live here today.
Video: Land Acknowledgment | George Brown College (Runtime: 0:29 min).
George Brown College is located within the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and other Indigenous peoples who have lived here over time. We recognize that we are located within the bounds of the Toronto Purchase Treaty No. 13 of 1805. We are grateful to share this land as treaty people who learn, work, and live in the community with each other.
Development of this iteration of the UDL certificate, Universal Design for Learning: Inspiring Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education, was funded by eCampus Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy. This course was led by Ravinder Brar, Manager, UDL Integration, who involved numerous others throughout the consultation, pilot, evaluation and implementation stages. In addition to Ravinder, the core development team consisted of three George Brown faculty members - Joanna Friend, Mandy Bonisteel, Jessica Paterson – and Megan Ewing, dedicated project manager. A special thank you to Susan Toews, Dean of the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies, for her persistent thought leadership and support of UDL at George Brown College.
We would also like to thank the following people for their invaluable contributions in shaping the UDL certificate:
Provincial Community Partners
Centennial College, Fleming College, OCAD University, and Northern College – Participants and key informants
Subject Matter Expert Consultants
Nadia Richards - Antiracism Integration Manager, George Brown’s Office of Anti-racism, Equity and Human Rights Services
Sasha Bogin - Curriculum Specialist and Chef School Professor, George Brown’s Office of Academic Excellence
Lori Budge - Educator and Counsellor, Liberal Arts and Sciences and George Brown’s Indigenous Education and Services
Wayne Nicholson, Stephanie Ozorio, Lucy Ross, Nancy Blanchard - Faculty in the School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies
Monique LeDrew, ASL -English Interpreter for College Employees and Events
Digital Strategy and Web Development
George Brown College collaborators
The UDL Training Committee
The Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies
The Teaching and Learning Exchange – Heidi Marsh, Lazaros Simeon, Patricia Robinson, Ian Craine, Valerie Scovill
The Office of Academic Excellence –Juanita Wattam-Simeon, Daphne Bonar, Jen Porter
Office of Anti-Racism, Equity and Human Rights Services
Accessible Learning Services
Counselling and Student Well-Being
eLearning & Teaching Innovation – Frank Rosa, Salvador Garcia-Martinez, Chilli Leung
Library Learning Commons
ITS Infrastructure & Operations-Jimi Rockley and Miguel Roman
And the over 500 participants who by this date have participated in the course, contributed ideas, personal stories, evaluations, and exemplars of the ways they use UDL and anti-oppressive practice in their work, and who continue now as colleagues supporting others in this important work.
Educators and students that appear in the videos
Andratesha Fritzgerald, Ashley Booth, Bhupinder Gill, Christa Lochead, Denise Nelson-Mogaji, Desi Di Nardo, Dorcas Solomon, Elizabeth Gowan, Griffin Epstein, Jason Inniss, Jeff Brown, Joanna Friend, Juana Gonzalez-Santos, Kay-Ann Williams, Lazaros Simeon, Maria Glass, Marta Wolniewicz, Mandy McCurdy, Morgan Law, Nadia Richards, Nico Abad, Sarika Narinesingh, Shelly Mehta, Sobia Jibran Rasheed, Taylor Anne Talmage, Warren Ford, Wayne Nicholson, Zeba Luxmore.
Media Exchange, Video producer
IN Store GBC, Video producer
Evelyn Chan, Video producer
Jacob Thompson, Video editor
Anne Villahermosa, Closed captioning coordinator
English-ASL Interpreters: Gaitrie Persaud, Eric Larocque, Jaideep Goray, and Azad Najfi
Giulia Forsyth, Doodle art video production
Ann Gagné, Content editor
Kathyrn Willms, Copy editor
Sam McGeachy, Editor & Course library thematic design
Good Roots Consulting
Copyright & Licensing
Heather Buffet, Copyright Librarian