Data and Evaluation Manager
Oy Lein, or, Jace (she/they) is a Black, Chinese, and Jamaican researcher/Knowledge professional. Her maternal grandparents emigrated from Guangzhou (广州), China, and her father emigrated from St. Andrew, Jamaica. She currently resides in Tkaranto, on Dish with One Spoon Treaty territory (Treaty 13).
Oy Lein has engaged in, and led, various race-based research at organizations like the Indigenous Innovation Initiative, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the University of Toronto Libraries, and the Federation of Black Canadians. These studies ranged in scope from Indigenous Knowledge rights to Black health. She earned her Master of Information in Critical Information Policy Studies as well as her Hons BA in Comms, Culture & Info Tech; Professional Writing; and English Literature, from the University of Toronto. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Digital Communications from Sheridan College and certification in Canadian Copyright Law. She is a trained librarian and continues to help Community access the Knowledge they’re looking for.
Oy Lein loves close-up magic. She once dated a magician solely to learn magic tricks. Oy Lein will forever resent her parents for not sending her to magic camp.