Shahnaz S.

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Shahnaz S.
Women's Studies
Women's Studies
Research Postgraduate

My employment

Peel District Board of Education
Large business (250+ employees)

More about Shahnaz

Has a disability
Parent whilst studying
BAME student
Mature student

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A day in the life of a Supervisor in Canada

Every job has challenges.

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

Peel District School Board

What do you do?

• Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT)
• Helped schools during the Covid-19 with regular and online classes
• Part of Equity, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Management Team

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?


Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?


Describe your most memorable day at work

When a challenging and aggressive student listen to me respectfully and followed my instructions.

Are there any challenges associated with your job?

Every job has challenges.

What’s your work environment and culture like?

I work in and out of the class and school with a number of students.

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

I did Community Service and developed teamwork, time management, communication, adaptability and critical thinking.

What would you like to do next with your career?

Would like to continue teaching and research.

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

Local students (UK) have so many opportunities and options after completing the degree. However, for international students it is essential to choose the course carefully. They have to check the scope of the degree before getting the admission. Getting a degree is very expensive these days. So you must think of the outcome and benefit of it.

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?

Any sort of.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?

The following are the major outcome of my Ph.D. at York:

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