Dr. Wesley Crichlow

Dr. Wesley Crichlow is a professor of criminology and Chair President’s University Equity Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce, Director for Youth Transitioning From Care to University and the first past Associate Dean of Equity, at Ontario Tech University. His 28 years of scholarly and community engagement have engendered trust, credibility, and respect. He is committed to working across borders, connecting the spaces between the Caribbean and Canada, as well as unsettling the uneven terrain.

Dr. Crichlow's teaching, research, public lectures, and workshops have focused on the challenges to implementing policies and practices that strengthen broader notions of equity, diversity, social justice and LGBTQI+2S inclusion within educational institutions and organizations across Canada. The following theoretical frameworks guide his work (a) Critical Race Theory (CRT), which reminds us that racism and ABR are permanent; (b) Anti-Black Racism Theory, which engages meaningfully with CRT; and (c) Intersectionality, a tenet of CRT, reminding us that there is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives (Lorde, 1984).

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