Christopher J. Cachia

Chris Cachia is a teacher, workshop facilitator, and learning counsellor focused on anti-oppressive, critical pedagogical, and experiential approaches to education. He has taught a range of social science and sociology courses, including courses in various access and bridging programs. In all of his teaching, he aims to honour students’ lived experiences by engaging in collaborative processes of inquiry. Seeking to both encourage and challenge, Chris’ classes often examine popular cultural products as a way into thinking about issues of identity and power. Besides teaching, Chris also works at as a learning strategist and was formerly an educational developer with the university. He was the inaugural winner of the Faculty of Arts Contract Lecturer Teaching Award at his institution, and he has been involved with a number of community-based projects that reflect his interests in youth programs, social justice, and Hip Hop culture.