• OAISS

  • Jason Merai

  • Administrative Staff

  • Director, Student and Community Engagement

E jmerai@yorku.ca
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EDUCATION

University of Toronto - B.A. & M.Ed.

BIOGRAPHY

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.

OAISS

People of AMPD

Administrative Staff

Dawn Burns

Professor Emerita

Shelley Hornstein

Technical Staff

Joel Wengle

Administrative Staff

Joy Raymond

Administrative Staff

Rose Le Coche

Assistant Professor

Robyn Cumming

Administrative Staff

Melesa Beharry

Administrative Staff

Patrick Legris

Technical Staff

P. Roch Smith

Technical Staff

Lindsay Page

Technical Staff

Kotama Bouabane

Assistant Professor

Tammer El-Sheikh

Assistant Professor

Holly Ward

Professor

Jennifer Fisher

Professor

Michel Daigneault

Associate Professor

Marc Couroux

Professor Emeritus

Jon Baturin

Professor

Barbara Balfour

Associate Professor

David Scott Armstrong

Associate Professor

Dan Adler

Professor Emeritus

Nell Tenhaaf

Contract Faculty

Chris Ironside

Professor Emeritus

Michael Davey

Professor Emeritus

Joyce Zemans

Professor Emeritus

Tim Whiten

Professor Emeritus

Bruce Parsons

Professor Emeritus

Guy P.R. Métraux

Professor Emeritus

Hugh LeRoy

Professor Emeritus

Barbara Dodge

Professor Emeritus

Ken Carpenter

Professor Emeritus

Shirley Ann Brown

Professor Emeritus

Ted Bieler

Professor Emeritus

Carol Zemel

Associate Professor

Kevin Yates

Professor

Brandon Vickerd

Professor

Malcolm Thurlby

Professor Emeritus

Karen Stanworth

Professor

Yvonne Singer

Associate Professor

Judith Schwarz

Associate Professor

Nancy Nicol

Associate Professor

Nina Levitt

Associate Professor

Yam Lau

Associate Professor

Leslie Korrick

Professor

Katherine Knight

Associate Professor

Hong Kal

Professor

Janet Jones

Professor

Anna Hudson

Associate Professor

Brian Grosskurth

Associate Professor

Sarah Parsons