Sheliza Ibrahim (she/her) brings a diverse background to UTM. After teaching and researching for over a decade at various universities in the field of Mathematics Education, she now teaches Numeracy for University and Beyond at the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy. She also researches and facilitates skill development in computational thinking and numeracy across the campus and through broader community outreach.
Sheliza is an international scholar working in collaboration with universities, mostly across the Caribbean, to explore professional development for mathematics and science educators, and pedagogical design in the teaching and learning of STEM subjects.
Sheliza’s teaching practice and research is informed by place-based learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, knowledge mobilization, environmental studies, social justice education and activism practices. She is particularly interested in how these intersect with the commitment to equity, diversity, reconciliation and decolonization of Mathematics teaching and learning.
She holds a Ph.D. in Science Education from York University, a M.Sc. in Science Communication from Queen’s University Belfast, and an Hons.B.Sc. in Biology and Anthropology from UTM.
Aside from her professional work, Sheliza is a work-in-progress blogger and social media enthusiast (www.drsheliza.com), and a mountain climber – highest summit Mt. Fuji, Japan – she mostly hikes locally now.