I've taught in the Faculty of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship/Global Studies); the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics (Policy and Law); and the Brantford campus (Contemporary Studies). I am a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in the Sociology, Social Justice and Community Engagement, and Religion and Culture programs.
I’ve worked in industry, government, community, public and private sector roles, but I’ve found most satisfaction as an interdisciplinary consultant, educator and scholar. I’ve served in entry-level to executive positions and have had the tremendous privilege of visiting and working with social enterprises, students and scholars in 46 countries. I’ve been honoured to receive global recognitions for my work from the Ashoka Foundation (Changemaker Campus Designation), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) (Spotlight on Entrepreneurship 2017) and two Canadian Enterprise awards for Ontario (Best Entrepreneurship Promotion Service; Most Influential Woman in Entrepreneurship, 2017). Before finding my niche in higher education, I spent ten years learning and working in the field of Information Technology including running two businesses of my own.
I’m interested in how culture and values inform our work and our workplaces. My research examines intercultural engagement, cross-sectoral collaboration, internationalization and innovations for the common good. Full profile available on LinkedIn.
Innovation for the Common Good with collaborators from Glasgow Caledonian and the University of Johannesburg
Senior Research Strategist, Ashoka Global Network
I supervise graduate students working on topics related to social policy, culture and globalization, and social entrepreneurship/innovation.
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