The World is Changing Faster Than Ever. We’re Here To Build A Future That Includes And Reflects Everyone. Ethọ́s Lab is A Non-Profit Innovation Academy For Teens Based In Vancouver, BC and Accessible From Anywhere.
Meet Our Team
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She holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a certificate in Governance and Public Policy from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Environmental Studies, Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo.
She recently left her role at Vancity Credit Union, as the Manager of Environmental Sustainability, Business Continuity, and Emergency Planning to become the Founder of the Ethọ́s Lab, a non-profit - an innovative and collaborative hybrid learning environment for youth ages 12-18, that fosters community and STEM-focused exploration through an anti-oppressive lens. In doing so Anthonia also launched Canada’s first Black-led virtual reality environment. She was recently honored with the City of Vancouver’s Black History Month Community Leader Award while being recognized as one of Canada’s top 5 Black tech founders to watch in 2021.
Through Ethọ́s Lab she is hoping to inspire a legacy of Black leadership as well as answer the question: "What might place/Space making look like when you center the Humanity of the Black experience?"
She lives in East Van with her amazing husband and ever-curious 14-year-old daughter. In her spare time, you might catch her playing a game of Catan with her family or swimming laps at her local pool.
Nigel is from ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᕀ (amiskwaciy, Edmonton) and a graduate from the University of Alberta with degrees in Kinesiology and Education as a Golden Bear Football alumnus. He taught and played Rugby in Kuwait for a year after graduating and taught and coached football for several years (Edmonton Huskies of the Canadian Junior Football League; various high schools) upon his return. Nigel currently teaches in the Vancouver School Board with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) lens and anti-racist focus.
His reconciliation with childhood aspirations of becoming an illustrator and making video games has reconnected him with lost interests and hobbies; which entail a fond appreciation for all things “retro” – music, games, cartoons, etc. Embracing his interests of old naturally steered him to reflect on both Black and pop culture growing up and shape his understanding of what it is to be a biracial person, identified as Black. The opportunity to share, role model, learn, teach and connect with others through Ethọ́s Lab is how Nigel feels he and the team can be impactful in growing the community we all live in and strengthen feelings of interconnectedness among us all.
A songwriter, vocalist, educator, facilitator and curator, Ndidi has showcased her music, from classrooms to stadiums globally, opening for mega-talents such as Wu-Tang Clan & Femi Kuti.
Ndidi Cascade facilitates youth empowerment workshops that use hip-hop as a medium for healthy self-expression; she is also a co-developer and cultural curator with the Ethós Lab youth empowerment organization.
Ndidi Cascade is usually touring the festival and school circuits both as a solo artist, and with her collaborative bands including Metaphor, Mad Riddim & Camaro 67. Ndidi is currently performing and curating international virtual events.