Maydianne CB Andrade
Professor, canada research chair, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Maydianne Andrade is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. With an MSc in Zoology from the University of Toronto Mississauga and a PhD in Neurobiology & Behavior from Cornell University. She is a Fellow of the Animal Behaviour Society and the recipient of numerous research awards including a University Faculty Award from NSERC, Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the Government of Ontario, New Opportunities and Leaders Innovation Fund Awards from the Canadian Foundation from Innovation, and an African Canadian Achievement Award for Excellence in Science. Since 2012, Andrade has also been engaged in speaking about how implicit/unconscious bias can affect the assessment of women, people of colour, and other under-represented groups in academia and leadership roles. Her focus on methods of counter-acting these effects has become part of her work as Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs & Equity for UTSC, a position she has held since January 2017. She is also a founding member and the inaugural Chair of TIDE (the Toronto Initiative for Diversity and Excellence), a group of faculty from across the University of Toronto who are trained to speak to and educate their colleagues about the effects of implicit biases on decision-making.
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