Idil Abdillahi


Idil Abdillahi is an Assistant Professor at the School of Disability Studies, cross-appointed to the School of Social Work at Ryerson University. She is an internationally recognized scholar, researcher and practitioner across the social sciences. She is the author of Black Women Under State: Surveillance, Poverty, & the Violence of Social Assistance (2022), co-author of BlackLife: Post-BLM and The Struggle For Freedom (2019), author of Blackened Madness: Medicalization, and Black Everyday Life in Canada (forthcoming), and a co-editor of the forthcoming edition of Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies.

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by Idil Abdillahi Anne Rucchetto Madeleine DeWelles

An app is not the answer: Government’s ‘free’ mental health tool raises significant privacy concerns

Canadians should be aware that PocketWell will extract a significant amount of data from users. And as data has now become the most valuable commodity on Earth, this raises major concerns.

by Idil Abdillahi Anne Rucchetto

College must act to ensure equitable health-care outcomes for women, marginalized communities

Differences in surgical outcomes between men and women may be part of a larger gendered public health crisis.

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