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Pilot Project at York University: May 2019 - Present


About the Project:

The aim with this project is to re-invigorate the ways in which we go about teaching undergraduate students in the higher-education space; not just in relation to how we teach but who we engage in the learning process. This was brought on by the qualitative data I collected and analyzed from students at YorkU. The objective of this project is to: 1) increase diversity of thought, 2) enhance feelings of inclusivity in the higher-ed classroom 3) create a more experiential-based learning environment/practice,  4) re-invigorate teaching and learning practices in the higher-ed space by providing students with a new frame of reasoning + deep thinking


My Contributions:

  • Formed new, inter-disciplinary collaborations between 3 faculty members from Accounting and 1 faculty member from Geography who will all be piloting Human-Centered Design Thinking (HCDT) in their classroom come Winter 2020. HCDT will be used to teach students how to address todays’ wicked problems

  • We are developing the following components to ensure integration of design thinking into the classroom:

    • Project proposal

    • Key performance indicators (KPI’s)

    • Success factors

    • Course material

    • Syllabi


Not-For-Profit Start-Up: February 2019 - Present


About the Project:

The STEM’ing UP Program is a collaborative project between NFP’s and industry within the start-up community in Toronto whose goals are to increase enrollment and engagement of young girls in traditionally male-dominated STEM industries. Our particular target are underprivileged young girls who may have additional barriers to contend with.


My Contributions:

  • Develop the program evaluation plan of the STEM’ing UP program

  • Develop relevant KPI’s to measure quality and strength of the program

    • Clearly identify outcomes and successes

  • Conduct mid-term and end-of-term surveys

  • Analyze and report on evaluation results to industry partners

  • Write and report evaluation plans and scope to potential granting agencies

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