Tenzin Butsang is a doctoral candidate in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is a Tibetan settler born on unceded Coast Salish territory. Tenzin’s research examines the multi-dimensional and interconnected notions of settler colonialism, carcerality, parenthood, health, power, and Indigeneity in the lives of previously incarcerated Indigenous mothers, mother-figures, and Two-Spirit parents in the settler state of Canada.
Claire is a settler from Irish ancestry, born in Toronto and raised in Texas. She recently completed Masters in Public Health program with a specialization in Indigenous health at the University of Toronto. Claire is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto's Rehabilitation Sciences Institue. Her doctoral research will focus on Indigenous health and Lyme Disease. Claire has a passion for critical qualitative methodology and learning about the ways we come to know. She loves canoe tripping and swimming in lakes.
Sterling Stutz (she/they) is a PhD student in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and a student in the Jewish Studies Collaborative Specialization. They are a white settler of Ashkenazi Jewish and Irish/English/German ancestry. Sterling was born in Toronto, on Treaty 13 lands, and now split their time between Toronto and Michi Saagiig territory near Nogojiwanong (Peterborough, ON). As a settler their work is rooted in the Jewish principles of tzedek (justice), tshuvah (repentance/accountability) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
Sterling's research looks at health and well-being in the Canadian Jewish community, especially the intersections between Jewish emotional and spiritual health, antisemitism, and allyship with Indigenous communities and Nations. Their research grapples with topics of forced diaspora, intergenerational trauma, fear, belonging, relationality, and accountability for newcomers on Indigenous land. Sterling has previously completed an Honours BA in Environmental & Health Studies (2017) at York University and a Master of Public Health (2021) at the University of Toronto. They currently work as Research Officer at the AMP Lab and are the SBHS Section Co-Editor for the University of Toronto Journal of Public Health.