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Dr. Lauren McNamara

Research Scientist Organization, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University

Location: Toronto, ON

Lauren McNamara is a Research Scientist at the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. Her work is focused on the dynamic role of children’s school-based relationships, particularly the ways in which they influence inclusion, equity, well-being, and school engagement. She is an Ashoka Fellow, an executive of the Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s working group on Children and Schools.


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