United by Our Diversity ft. Dr. Rahat Zaidi (Werklund School of Education)
Dr. Rahat Zaidi is Professor and Chair of Language and Literacy at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education. It is a role that has given her the opportunity to be an international mentor and visionary among her professional colleagues and her students.
Dr. Zaidi is the recipient of the 2020 Calgary Award for Community Achievement in the area of Education. In this conversation we talk with Dr. Zaidi about her current research, but also the research that she dreams of conducting. We talk about coming to family engagement through an asset lens, the power of storytelling and how building trust is so important in all of this work.
Find out more about Dr. Zaidi and other award recipients at https://ucalgary.ca/news/2020-calgary-awards-honour-extraordinary-calgarians