Appointment of Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies (PDAD&C #3)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Trevor Young, Acting Vice-President & Provost
Date: July 20, 2021
Re: Appointment of Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies (PDAD&C #3)

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, effective November 1, 2021.

Dr. Chandler-Crichlow comes to the position with more than 25 years of experience as a human capital professional with a track record of advocacy for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). In her current role as the Executive Director of Career Management & Corporate Recruiting at the Ivey Business School – Western University, Dr. Chandler-Crichlow has built up a network of strategic alliances with corporate partners, industry and professional associations, government, and alumni to accelerate the career opportunities for graduates through creation of leading-edge career curricula. At Ivey, she is a member of the EDI Advisory Council that advises the School on making meaningful organizational change on EDI issues across the Ivey community. Dr. Chandler-Crichlow’s sustained focus on EDI issues is reflected in her roles such as former External Advisor to the Ontario Public Service’s inclusion and diversity strategic plan, and her current status as Board Chair of the Toronto Region Immigrant and Employment Council.

Prior to joining the Ivey Business School, Dr. Chandler-Crichlow held several executive leadership roles, including President of 3C Workforce Solutions, Executive Director of the Centre for Excellence in Financial Services Education, and Associate Vice-President of Education and Training at TD Bank Financial Group. In all her roles, Dr. Chandler-Crichlow has excelled at creating high-performing teams with an ethos of respect and passion for lifelong learning. Some of her accomplishments include conducting research with employers across multiple sectors to have an evidence-based approach to align the supply and demand of talent in the Province, implementing leadership and executive development programs in close to 30 countries, building communities of practice within the non-profit sector aimed at improving economic outcomes for underrepresented populations in the Toronto region, and pioneering the use of distance delivery in the banking industry to develop a first-of-its-kind blended training model. Dr. Chandler-Crichlow’s keen business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, global mindset, and dedication to inclusive excellence are hallmarks of her success as a leader in the field of human capital development.

Dr. Chandler-Crichlow has a PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, an EdM from Harvard University, and a BSc from the University of the West Indies. She is a specialist in the area of the changing nature of work, having completed her doctorate on the topic of curriculum development and technology-mediated distance education.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Chandler-Crichlow to the University of Toronto community.