2SLGBTQIA+ students are at a higher risk of experiencing bullying and mental health concerns, but educators can take proactive and preventative steps to create inclusive learning environments. Students of all ages have first-hand experiences with bullying and harassment in schools. Their … [Read more...]
About Rin Lawrence
Rin Lawrence (he/him) is a Diversity Consultant for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) and has been a teacher since 2013 in two Alberta school districts. Rin is the chair of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local 37 Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights Committee (DEHR) and the Edmonton Public Teachers Local 37 Staff Gender and Sexuality Alliance. Rin also is the lead organizer of the Alberta Teachers Association Gender and Sexuality Alliance (ATAGSA). Rin holds a Master in Educational Studies with focus on Leadership and School Improvement, having completed a research project on Inclusion Experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ Teachers in Alberta schools. Rin's lived experience and dedication to inclusion in education fuels his passion when speaking to the importance of diversity in all aspects of our world.