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Zeenat Janmohamed, PhD.

Tel: (416) 415-5000 ext 2342
Email: zjanmoha@georgebrown.ca

Dr. Zeenat Janmohamed is the Academic Chair of the School of Social and Community Services and the School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies at George Brown College. As the Chair, she is responsible for the academic oversight of eight programs with over 1300 students. She is committed to working collaboratively and has established strong working relationships with various departments that support students and faculty. Zeenat has a long history in partnership development with government, community organizations and post-secondary institutions. She has held faculty positions in School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, Ryerson University in the School of Early Childhood Studies and at the Eric Jackman Institute of Child Studies at the University of Toronto. Zeenat has supported the evaluation of programs across Canada and globally. Zeenat is the Chair of College Council at George Brown College.

She currently holds a Visiting Scholar position at the Atkinson Centre, University of Toronto.  Dr. Janmohamed is the Principal Investigator of the Early Childhood Cognitive Sensitivity Training Study in collaboration with researchers at the University of Toronto. She is a co-investigator on a research project examining human trafficking in youth in collaboration with Ryerson University.   Dr. Janmohamed completed her PhD. in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, University of Toronto.

Representative publications

Janmohamed, Z., McCuaig, K., Akbari, E., Gananathan, R., & Jenkins, J. (2014). Schools at the centre: Findings from case studies exploring seamless early learning in Ontario. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.

Janmohamed, Z. (2014). Early childhood education professional education strategy. Report prepared for Ministry of Education. Yellowknife, North West Territories. Government of the North West Territories.

Janmohamed, Z. (2013).  When queer enters early childhood teacher training:  What’s so inappropriate about that?  In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & L. Pence (Eds). Re-situating Canadian Early Childhood Education. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Janmohamed, Z., Pelletier, J., & Corter, C. (2011).  Toronto First Duty, Phase 3:  The BruceWoodgreen Case Study.  Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.

Arimura, T. N., Corter, C., Pelletier, J. Janmohamed, Z., Patel, S., Ioannone, P.,  & Mir, S. (2011). Schools as integrated hubs for young children and families.  A Canadian experiment in community readiness: the Toronto First Duty project.   In D. M. Laverick & M. Jalongo (Eds.), Transitions to Early Care and Education: International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children. Springer International, 189-202.

Janmohamed, Z. (Fall, 2010). Queering early childhood studies: Challenging the discourse of developmentally appropriate practice. The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57(3), 304-318.

Janmohamed, Z. & Pelletier, J. (2010). Implementing early learning programs in Ontario schools. The Register, 12 (2).

Janmohamed, Z. (2010). Early childhood educators in Ontario schools: A new partnership with teachers. ETFO Voice, May.

Corter, C., Pelletier, J., Janmohamed, Z., Bertrand, J., Arimura, T., Patel, S., Mir, S., Wilton, A. & Brown, D. (2009). Toronto First Duty Phase Two: Final research report. Toronto: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development.

Janmohamed, Z. & Campbell, R. (2009). Building bridges: Queer families in early childhood education. Toronto: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.

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