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Education / Credentials

Northwestern University, 2021, Certificate in Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Simon Fraser University, 2016, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies

University of the West Indies, 2007, Diploma in Teacher Education (Honors), English Language

University of Hull, 2001, Master of Arts (MA), Gender and Development Studies

Courses Taught at Langara

KINS 2262 - Health, Policy and Society

Areas of Interest

  • Dr. Walcott-Francis is actively involved in volunteer opportunities in the Black and African Diaspora communities in the Lower Mainland. 
  • Primary interests are in the areas of physical activity, decolonization, anti-racism, and anti-Black racism research and advocacy.

Teaching Experience

Term Instructor, Langara College, 2018-Present

Sessional Instructor, Simon Fraser University, 2010-Present

Developed and taught courses in:

  • Gender, Race and the Politics of Fitness
  • Race, Gendered Bodies and Health
  • Feminism and Feminist Theories
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Global Health

Academic / College / Community / Research Involvement

  • Served on the Mental Health Advisory Committee, since 2019
  • Currently serving on the Board of the African Women's Health Services Society, based in BC. 
  • Host/Interviewer, "A Year Later: Connecting with snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College’s Black Community” hosted by the Centre for Intercultural Engagement, July 2021
  • Worked with Black Faculty, staff, and the Centre of Intercultural Engagement to propose an Anti-Black Racism Action Plan, resulting in the creation of a position for an Intercultural Engagement Consultant with specific responsibility for, and expertise in, Anti-Black Racism
  • Participated as a panelist in the 2020 Intercultural Days event; the theme being "Women in Education and Leadership: First Generation Student Success"

Sport / Activity Background / Hobbies

  • Hiking, running, and dancing