The 2018-2019 Hart House Global Commons will connect students in Canada with others in Colombia, the United States, South Africa, and France, along with and a wide range of community partners and civil society actors to explore these and other questions and actions geared towards building better societies that reflect, uphold, and institutionalize the full equality of women.
The classic Global Commons experience, joining all locations for an exciting real-time discussion between students and civil society actors, inquiring into UN SDG #5, and its meaning, relevance, and areas for improvement.
Your specific campus will have a location where you will meet in-person for this session. It will be provided on your confirmation email, and through follow-up communications from the event organizers.
Garvia Bailey loves to tell stories, but her passion is in helping others share theirs. She’s most recently told the story of jazz and the colourful musicians who inhabit that world as host of Good Morning, Toronto on JazzFM.91—Jazz and the Arts. Previously, she spent ten years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an arts journalist/producer and broadcaster.
She began her career as a producer and writer for a groundbreaking startup media company, making independent documentaries from around the world. While with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, she served as the host of a variety of radio programs, including Big City Small World and Canada Live; as a columnist for Metro Morning and as a contributor at cbcmusic.ca, CBC Television, as well as a producer on the documentary programs Out In the Open and Global Village and Tapestry. She has been tapped as a commentator on CBC’s flagship news program, The National.
Throughout her career in broadcasting she has turned the spotlight on emerging talent from across the GTA and has interviewed many celebrated international artists, including cultural pundit Roxane Gay, author Lawrence Hill, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, director John Singleton, actor Chris Tucker and jazz icon Tony Bennett among many others. Garvia brings wit, warmth and curiosity to her interviews, qualities that set her apart as an interviewer, broadcaster and onstage host. Garvia is currently working on her own major photo/storytelling exhibit with Toronto based Black Artist in Dialogue (BAND) and with multi-media production company, Pop Sandbox, telling the stories of Toronto neighbourhoods.
Dr. Tanjina Mirza
Chief Programs Officer
Tanjina Mirza leads the International Program Department with 150 international development professionals who design, implement and provide technical support in improving program quality and effectiveness around the world managing a portfolio worth $700Million.
Tanjina is a medical doctor with Masters in Community Health and PhD in Demography. During her twenty five years of work in the international development sector, Tanjina has worked for research institutes, NGOs, and as a consultant for WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA in various countries of Asia and in Australia. She enjoyed teaching in many universities and has traveled to over 40 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America in various capacities. Poverty alleviation in international development is not just a job for her; it is her passion and commitment.