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Ruth Koleszar-Green

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School of Social Work

Associate Professor
Indigenous Research
Guest and Host relationships

Office: Ross Building, S811
Phone: 4167362100 Ext: 77567
Email: ruthkg@yorku.ca

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Ruth Koleszar-Green is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Ruth uses She/her pronouns. She is the co-chair of the Indigenous Council at York University and the Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Initiatives. She is an activist turned accidental academic. Koleszar-Green identifies as an urban Indigenous person, and is a citizen of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is from the Mohawk Nation and is a member of the Turtle Clan. She was born a Canadian but was 1/2 disenfranchised when she was 10 years old. By the time she was 34.5 years old she was completely disenfranchised. She acknowledges the privileges she gets in a world of identity politics to be governed by legislation that is 100 years older than she is! She also acknowledges her paternal Celtic heritage. Koleszar-Green likes to think about Indigenous education and social issues that impact Indigenous communities. She has a PhD from OISE in Adult Education and Community Development, an MSW and a BSW from Ryerson University.

Degrees

PHD, OISE at University of Toronto
MSW, Ryerson University
BSW, Ryerson University

Research Interests

Indigenous Peoples , Social Work, Indigenous pedagogy, Anti-Racist Education, Indigenous Social Work

Ruth Koleszar-Green is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Ruth uses She/her pronouns. She is the co-chair of the Indigenous Council at York University and the Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Initiatives. She is an activist turned accidental academic. Koleszar-Green identifies as an urban Indigenous person, and is a citizen of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is from the Mohawk Nation and is a member of the Turtle Clan. She was born a Canadian but was 1/2 disenfranchised when she was 10 years old. By the time she was 34.5 years old she was completely disenfranchised. She acknowledges the privileges she gets in a world of identity politics to be governed by legislation that is 100 years older than she is! She also acknowledges her paternal Celtic heritage. Koleszar-Green likes to think about Indigenous education and social issues that impact Indigenous communities. She has a PhD from OISE in Adult Education and Community Development, an MSW and a BSW from Ryerson University.

Degrees

PHD, OISE at University of Toronto
MSW, Ryerson University
BSW, Ryerson University

Research Interests

Indigenous Peoples , Social Work, Indigenous pedagogy, Anti-Racist Education, Indigenous Social Work