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Dr. Arig al Shaibah


Arig al Shaibah
University Hall, Room 105
905-525-9140 ext. 27581
Office Hours:
Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm

Dr. Arig al Shaibah, who teaches ARTSSCI 4CI3 / Diversity and Human Rights Inquiry, has a Master’s in Public Administration and a PhD in Education. Her doctoral research involved a study of the perspectives of senior-most administrators with respect to the barriers to and enablers of educational equity in higher education. She holds an Adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Sociology. Her areas of research interest are intergroup relations, race and racism, and social inequality.

Currently, Dr. al Shaibah is the Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion at McMaster University and oversees the Equity and Inclusion Office, which includes the Human Rights & Dispute Resolution Program; the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Program; the AccessMAC Program; and the Equity and Inclusion Education Program. She is also responsible for championing and leading the development and implementation of institution-wide strategic equity, diversity and inclusion priorities at McMaster.

Prior to arriving at McMaster, Dr. al Shaibah held the roles of Vice-Provost (Student Affairs) and Acting Executive Director (Human Rights & Equity) at Dalhousie University, and, before that, Assistant Dean (Student Life and Learning) at Queen’s University. At Queen’s, she also held an Adjunct faculty appointment and taught the IDIS 302 Race and Racism course in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, as well as the GNDS 315 Feminist Pedagogies course in the Department of Gender Studies.

Through her profession and academic work, Dr. al Shaibah is interested in questions of how to foster critical intercultural and inclusive leadership and to mobilize campus community change efforts for more equitable and inclusive organizational ecosystems.