Maureen MacDonald, Dean, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Maureen was appointed as Dean of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies in January 2017. She has over 25 years of experience specifically in continuing education. Previously, Maureen served as the Dean of University of Victoria’s Continuing Studies for nearly nine years and was the Director of continuing education at the University of Manitoba for 15 years. To say that Maureen knows continuing education is an understatement, she is a wealth of information and is very well connected. She has gained exceptional experience and connections through her extensive work with CAUCE (Canadian Association of University Continuing Education) where she has served as a member of the executive including a term as President and has served on the UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association) board.
Maureen is truly committed to lifelong learning herself. Maureen holds: a BA and JD from U of Manitoba, an MBA from McGill, a PhD from University of North Dakota, and is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). Maureen has also taught courses in HR management, Supervisory Management and Law in all formats. Perhaps most importantly, Maureen is an outstanding leader. She provides clear and supportive counsel, empowers her team to try new things, to think differently about the challenges her team encounters and she is visibly energized by the world of continuing education.