Vidya Shah

Assistant Professor

Ed.D - OISE/UT, Toronto

Location(s) / Contact Info:

227, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 20917



Dr. Vidya Shah is an educator committed to issues of equity and justice. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, York University and teaches in the Master of Leadership and Community Engagement and Initial Teacher Education Programs. She received her Doctorate in Educational Administration from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and her research explores the contributing factors to district reform for equity. Vidya has worked in the Model Schools for Inner Cities Program in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and was a primary, junior and intermediate classroom teacher in the TDSB. She is currently the GTA Regional Lead for the Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité/Equity Knowledge Network in partnership with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and the Ontario Ministry of Education. Vidya is also a curriculum writer and is actively involved in community initiatives.

Courses Taught

  • Educating for Activism (ED/EDST 4010)
  • Race, Culture and Schooling (GS/EDUC 5420)