Assistant Professor


Professor McIvor graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018. His dissertation explored how post-secondary student debt affects new college graduates as they transition to the labor market. His current research projects include (1) teaching and learning research primarily focused on the effectiveness of problem-based and community-service learning; (2) work on interactions with and perceptions of police among youth living in high-risk neighborhoods and on college campuses; (3) how the history of residential schools affects the educational aspirations of Indigenous Americans; and (4) continuation of student debt research focused on how it affects the stress levels, behaviors, and perceptions of college students and new graduates.

Professor McIvor is happy to work with any students, undergraduate or graduate, that are interested in the areas of education, inequality, social psychology (perception, understanding, learning, and so on), and social policy. He is also available and eager to assist with any research projects involving statistics and quantitative methods.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., University of Saskatchewan, 2010
  • MA, University of Toronto, 2012
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2018