Associate Deans Conference

November 16–19, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Keynote I: Strange Days Have Found Us: Managing Anxiety on Your Campus During a Pandemic

Steve_JoordensSteve Joordens, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

I was formally trained as a cognitive psychologist, and I do indeed have expertise in human memory, and on the distinction between conscious versus unconscious cognitive influences.  However, over the last 10 years or so my “research” interests have moved towards the creation and assessment of educational technologies. I am a faculty member of the University of Toronto Scarborough and since coming here in 1995 I have taught more than ten different courses and been the esteemed recipient of several teaching awards.



Keynote II: Building a Diverse & Inclusive Future Workforce

Shannon_SchuylerShannon Schuyler, Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PricewatershouseCoopers

Shannon is PwC’s US Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer - a role that brings together unique insights and perspectives from her prior roles as Chief Purpose Officer, Responsible Business Leader and Chief Diversity Officer. Responsible for furthering diversity, inclusion and equity across the firm’s workforce, she connects purpose with belonging to create an environment in the firm that celebrates identity and intersectionality as a way to drive innovation and business value. Shannon has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, Huffington Post and more. She was named a 2019 World Changing Woman in Conscious Business by Conscious Company Media, and was included on Fast Company’s list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2016.