U of G’s First Inaugural Activist-in-Residence: Gabriel Allahdua

Posted on Sunday, November 27th, 2022

The University of Guelph has named Gabriel Allahdua as its first Activist-in-Residence. This position is new to the university and is based at the Grounded and Engagement Theory Lab (GET Lab) in the College of Arts. The purpose of this role is to strengthen the relationship between researchers and community activists that are often working towards the same goals. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, the program hopes to amplify the voices of justice-seeking groups in research.

Gabriel is a former beekeeper from St. Lucia who came to Canada in 2012 under the Federal Temporary Foreign Workers Program, where he worked at a Farm in Leamington, Ontario for four seasons before becoming an advocate with Justice for Migrant Workers. He also possesses a general agriculture diploma from the Guyana School of Agriculture. At U of G, Gabriel will be responsible for visiting classes, giving public talks, helping organize a conference on justice for migrant workers, and connecting the GET Lab to his own network of migrant workers and related organizations. He brings his lived and advocacy experience to the activist-in-residence role.

The position is funded by CESI, the College of Arts, the Canada Research Chairs Program, the dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, and the Department of Political Science.

Learn more about the Activist-in-Residence position.

News Archive