Hello! We are five graduate students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (uoit) on a mission to counter hate-based nationalist narratives in canada. scroll down for mini bio’s!

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Taha Ibaid

Hi! My name is Taha - I’m a second year graduate student at UOIT, currently pursuing a Masters in Criminology. My personal research focus is on mediated depictions of Muslims and Arabs in video games, and their contribution to Islamophobic culture. In addition to my research, I’m also passionate about Netflix and food.

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Krystal Keating

Hello! My name is Krystal - I am currently in my final year of grad school at UOIT studying Criminology. My personal research focuses on the risk factors associated with suicide among gay and bisexual men from racial/ethnic minority groups. Outside of academics, I enjoy playing recreational sports, reading, crafting, calligraphy, and watching crime/mystery documentaries.

Phil Nguyen

Hey! My name is Phil and I am in the final year of my Masters at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. My thesis explores online gambling and competitive video gaming as a sport (Esports). My hobbies include playing video games and powerlifting!

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Amanda Whan

Hi! My name is Amanda and I am in my final year of my Masters of Criminology at UOIT. My personal research interests includes gender, sexuality and sports and my thesis examines the relationship between rape myth acceptance and sports culture. In my spare time I enjoy keeping active, my favourite sports include weightlifting, golf and football and my favourite athlete is Tiger Woods.

Christopher Grol

Hello, my name is Chris! I am in my second year of Masters in Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. My personal research focus is on Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system in Canada. My hobbies include playing video games, hunting, reading, and playing with my dog (Sammy).