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Saira Batasar-Johnie

Saira Batasar-Johnie

Student Affairs Coordinator and Contract Lecturer
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 554594
Areas of ExpertiseProvides support for students engaging in the Internship process, connect with existing agency partners to maintain relationships and outreach to new create new partnerships within the sector

Saira Batasar-Johnie locates herself as a brown, Indo-Caribbean Canadian cisgender woman of Indo-Caribbean/ South Asian Indian descent and first generation settler in T’karonto/ Toronto, Ontario situated on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas of the New Credit and Haudenosaunee Peoples, with recognition to “The Dish With One Spoon” wampum and Treaty 13. Batasar-Johnie’s parents were immigrants escaping violence, oppression and poverty in Guyana and Trinidad. 

She is an author, child and youth care practitioner and registered social worker, who currently works in post-secondary education. She is currently the student affairs coordinator at TMU’s School of Child and Youth Care and a part-time professor across the GTA. She is also a mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. 

Batasar-Johnie is passionate about bringing the history of Indo-Caribbeans to the newest diaspora of young people. She hopes to educate young people with her words; her book Dear Divya is the first of many, which she hopes will inspire them to continue their journey of understanding themselves in this world.

Contact details

  • 416-979-5000, ext. 554594

Office details

  • SHE-640 Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health