Gillian Parekh

Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair, Inclusion, Disability and Education (Tier 2)

Location(s) / Contact Info:

262, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus



Dr. Gillian Parekh is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Inclusion, Disability and Education (Tier 2) within the Faculty of Education at York. Gillian is cross-appointed with York's graduate program in Critical Disability studies as well as holds a status appointment within the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. As a previous teacher in special education and research coordinator with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Gillian has conducted extensive system and school-based research in Toronto in the areas of structural equity, special education, and academic streaming. In particular, her work explores how schools construct and respond to disability as well as how students are organized across programs and systems.


Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education -
  • Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management

Courses Taught

  • Disability in Society (GS/EDUC 5720)
  • Inclusion, Disabilities and Education (ED/EDFE 1300)