The Pat Clifford Award

2021 Pat Clifford Award Winners: Dr. Oyemolade Osibodu and Dr. Amber Moore

Molade Osibodu explores how K-12 mathematics can be more inclusive of racialized communities and help foster important discussions about social justice.

Dr. Oyemolade (Molade) Osibodu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto. She completed her doctorate at Michigan State University. Broadly, her research lies at the intersection of mathematics and social justice. More specifically, Dr. Osibodu explores equitable approaches to ensure Black students feel seen and valued in their learning; interrogates how mathematics can be leveraged as a space to discuss local and global issues of (in)justice in the classroom; and, as Canada continues to be a hub for many African immigrants and refugees, she examines how they negotiate learning in mathematics spaces while also navigating racialization often for the first time. (Read the Press Release)

Amber Moore studies and applies theory and practices that help students and teachers use literature to facilitate difficult conversations about traumatic experiences.

Dr. Amber Moore is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, a position funded by the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. During her doctorate, completed at the University of British Columbia, she worked with teacher candidates enrolled in a mandatory literacy course. She wanted to identify ways that English literature classes can be spaces of resistance to rape culture. (Read the Press Release)