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WEBINAR: Dr. Sabita Ramlal: The role of social capital in higher education access

March 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT


PhD Presentation

Dr Sabita Ramlal

PhD from York University, Toronto

The seminar will look at the role of social capital in education access and success – K12 and higher education using a Bordieuan understanding of the role of the education system in reproducing social inequality. The seminar will explore how the concept of social capital as a non-financial factor can help us to understand higher education access for people from ‘marginalised’ or ‘disadvantaged groups’ and what policy implications arise from these understandings. The presentation will look at previous research, as well as a case study in a developing country context in the Caribbean. In addition, the possibilities and limitations to extend the concept of social capital in a plural, postcolonial society will be discussed. 

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About the presenter:

Dr. Sabita Ramlal is a Researcher and Consultant in the areas of labour markets, post-secondary education, labour market training, and EDI. She has worked with NGOs, government and the post-secondary education sector in the Caribbean and Canada. She conducts research in policy and program interventions in post-secondary education and labour markets to assist people at the margins of society. Dr. Ramlal is Senior Researcher and Project Manager – Prism Economics and Analysis.

About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.


March 18, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT




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