Director, Student and Community Engagement
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EDUCATIONUniversity of Toronto - B.A. & M.Ed.
Jason Merai has a compass for social justice and systemic change. He has dedicated a career to working with communities to empower their voices and experiences. Jason served as the Executive Director of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, a human rights organization addressing racism and anti-Black Racism through community orientated programming, outreach and policy recommendations. He also launched a television show on Rogers TV, called “Bullying, Battered & Bruised”, an in-depth discussion featuring stories of survivours addressing the underlining issues of violence, abuse, and finding resilience. Understanding the impact of policies on every day experiences, Jason has worked for the provincial government, including the Solicitor General, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
With a passion for student success, Jason taught post-secondary courses at the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College students. He also led student leadership programs, including creating Humber College’s first Peer Mentoring-Dual credit student program, developing community engagement for Peer Educators for the University of Walter Sisulu in South Africa, and leading Humber College’s collaborative project to address gender violence prevention.
Presently, working with a dynamic Dream Team, Jason manages AMPD’s Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services (OAISS), Winters College staff, and a team of student mentors, to support student success: from admission to graduation.
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