Dr. Grant is Dean of Research and Innovation at Humber College. She is a 'pracademic' who leads community-based action research projects for innovation management and analytics through data storytelling. A former management consultant, she applies her 20-plus years of business experience to crafting, operating and strategically planning complex programs resulting in talent development in public and private sectors. Dr. Grant is an optimistic collaborator and problem solver who builds successful partnerships by leveraging a significant network.

She is an effective communicator with multidisciplinary stakeholders from government, post-secondary and the private sector. A motivating leader of high-performance teams, she exceeds corporate targets, especially during challenging transitions. Dr. Grant works closely with industry and governments on assessing and building individual and organizational innovativeness. She provides leadership in engaging faculty departments in collaborative long-term planning for applied research projects. As a Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, she teaches Leading Innovation and Innovation Analytics to approximately 200 PhD students per year. She is the only Canadian in the consulting team for the Stanford ‘Creativity in Business’ program and is a member of the National Innovation and Commercialization Council for the Conference Board of Canada.

Associate Deans

Dianna Dinevski, Associate Dean, Research & Development

Tania Massa - Associate Dean, Applied Research & Innovation

Publications include:

Grant, G. (2021). In Marques, J. (ed). Nurturing Creativity in a Culture of Care. Innovative Leadership in Times of Compelling Change. Berlin: Springer Meteor AG.

Grant, G. and De Ciantis, C. (2021). In Marques, J. (ed). Inclusive Leadership in a Creatively Compelling World. Innovative Leadership in Times of Compelling Change. Berlin: Springer Meteor AG.

Grant, G. and De Ciantis, C. (2020). In Marques, J. (ed). Robot Proof: Humanist Skills in the 21st Century. The Routledge Companion Guide to Inclusive Leadership. New York: Routledge.

De Ciantis, C. and Grant, G. (2019). In Marques, J. (ed). Awakening Leadership: The Outer Reaches of Inner Space. The Routledge Companion Guide to Management and Workplace Spirituality. New York: Routledge.

Grant, G. (2017). The Untapped Power of Imagination in the Workplace. In Neal, J. (ed.) Handbook of Personal and Organizational Transformation. Berlin: Springer Meteor AG.

Grant, G. (2014). Finding Your Creative Core, 2nd Edition. Tucson:  Integral Publishers.

Grant, G. (2014). ReVisioning the Heroes Journey: Something Old, Something New. Integral Leadership Review, November 2014.

Grant, G. (2009). Finding Your Creative Core. Bloomington: Trafford Publishing.

Other Refereed Contributions - Conference Proceedings

Dent, E., Dhiman, S., Grant, G., Handa, M., Marques, J., Mayer, C., Roberts, G., (2021). Turning Post-Covid-19 Institutions into Enduring Organizations: Building Agility and Growth through Great Managers. Academy of Management Symposium (Online).

Dhiman, S., Grant, G., Marques, J., Mitroff, I., Nandram, S., Suojanen, I. (2021). Where Social Justice Meets Spirituality: Managerial Reflections. Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop (Online).

Grant, G. (2016). Making Meaning: Mythopoesis in Business. Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference, Anaheim, CA.

--- (April 2015). Creativity in Business: An Update on the Journey – the Program, the Process and the People. World Congress of Spirituality and Creativity in Management, Barcelona, Spain.

--- (2015).  A Phenomenological Inquiry of Experiential Learning within Leadership and Creativity. Policy Research Symposium, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Toronto, ON.

--- (2013). Business Transformation through Storytelling. QScience Conference Proceedings: Vol. 2013, Global Innovators Conference 2013, 6. Doha, Qatar.