Sulaimon Giwa, PhD, is an associate professor and associate dean of social work at Memorial University in St. John’s and the endowed chair in criminology and criminal justice at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. He holds degrees in social work and criminology and criminal justice with a law concentration, as well as a diploma in police education. Dr. Giwa has extensive experience in the criminal justice system, having worked as a community parole officer at an Indigenous healing centre and as a clinical case manager for a gang exit program, among other positions. His research on racial profiling practices in policing has included invited consultations and internships with Correctional Service Canada and several police forces. He was also commissioned by the Independent Civilian Review of Missing Persons Investigations in 2020 to examine systemic bias in police investigations involving racialized LGBTQ2S+ persons following the murders of several gay men of colour in Toronto between 2010 and 2017. Recently, Dr. Giwa was invited to and participated in the Mass Casualty Commission policy roundtable on contemporary community policing, safety, and well-being.