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About Us

Welcome! The Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy is the first union-endowed chair at a Canadian University. The mandate of the chair is to create a hub of interaction between social justice activists and academics at Ryerson University. This is a cross-appointment in Politics and Social Work.

Kike Roach

With a bilingual education and an upbringing that emphasized the value of community engagement, Kikélola Roach has worked as an advocate, community organizer, workshop facilitator, and public speaker. 

Kiké completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University before obtaining her Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  She completed her second year of law school at the Université Jean Moulin - Lyon III, in Lyons, France where she received a D.E.U.F.

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