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

  • Current Practices in Community Engagement and Innovation (blended course) (GS/EDUC 7030)
  • Educating for Activism (ED/EDST 4010)
  • Enacting Leadership and Policy (online course) (GS/EDUC 7010)
  • Race, Culture and Schooling (GS/EDUC 5420)
  • Social Studies & Culture in the Junior-Intermediate Divisions (ED/EDJI 3000)
  • Social Studies & Culture in the Primary-Junior Divisions (ED/EDPJ 3000)
  • Teaching for Diverse & Equitable Classrooms in Ontario (ED/EDFE 3100)