Verna St. Denis

Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Verna St. Denis is a professor of education and special advisor to the president on anti-racism/anti-oppression at the University of Saskatchewan, where she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in integrated anti-racist education for many years. She is both Cree and Metis and a member of the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation. Dr. St. Denis is a widely sought-after speaker on the topic of racism in education. Her research and scholarship are in anti-racist and Indigenous education, and she has published extensively on these topics.

  • White Benevolence

    Racism and Colonial Violence in the Helping Professions

    Edited by Amanda Gebhard, Sheelah McLean and Verna St. Denis     Forthcoming May 2022

    Racism is normalized as benevolence in the helping professions of education, social work, public health and justice. What might it look like to transform these professions with anti-racist education and a serious reckoning with colonial history?