Power and Privilege Get Personal: Unpacking Social Justice and Equity Workshop

Presented by OCIC and the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, this free interactive workshop was for practitioners and students interested in developing their capacity for critical reflection about inequity. It will be a space to introduce and explore key concepts related to privilege, including intersectionality, anti-oppression and allyship.


Stephanie Nixon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Director of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation. She is cross-appointed in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto.

Stephanie is a physiotherapist who has been an HIV activist, researcher and clinician for 20 years. She completed her PhD in Public Health in 2006 at the University of Toronto using a critical public health ethics framework to investigate the Government of Canada’s international response to HIV.

Stephanie conducted her post-doc at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa from 2006-2008. Her current research uses critical social science to explore links between HIV, disability and global health in Canada and in Southern Africa. Stephanie also explores the ways that power and privilege shape health education, care and research.