Meet The Dean

Catherine Chandler-Crichlow, Dean, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

Picture of Catherine Chandler-CrichlowCatherine Chandler-Crichlow, Ph.D. is the Dean at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS).

Prior to joining U of T SCS, Catherine was the Executive Director of Career Management and Corporate Recruiting at Ivey Business School – Western University. She is a transformational leader and passionate advocate for an inclusive approach to addressing the supply and demand of talent for the Ontario workforce ecosystem. While at Western, she was an active member of Ivey’s EDI Executive Council.

Prior to her leadership positions within universities, Catherine headed 3C Workforce Solutions that conducted human capital research in partnership with organizations such as Mercer International to determine talent needs across major sectors such as transportation, telecommunications and hospitality in Ontario. Such research she deems key to understanding the changing nature of work and tackling under- and unemployment
of racialized youth, immigrants, newcomers, and marginalized Francophonie.

With 25+ years as a human capital professional, her career focus has been in the financial services sector with executive roles at TD Bank Financial Group, the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services and the Toronto International Leadership Centre for Financial Sector Supervision. She has consulted to the World Bank and has advised clients in Canada, Europe, Latin America, South East Asia and the Caribbean.

Catherine has been a human capital advisor to different levels of government such as her membership on the federal Advisory Panel on Canada’s International Education Strategy and as a member of the External Advisory Committee on Inclusion and Diversity of the Ontario Public Service. She is Board Chair of the largest immigrant mentorship network in Canada and in celebration of Canada’s 150 th anniversary, she was selected by The Philanthropist as one of Canada’s leaders in the non-profit sector.

Catherine holds a doctorate in adult education from the University of Toronto, a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, and both a Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies.

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