Unconscious Bias & Challenges to Fair Assessment

Facilitator: Maydianne Andrade Ph.D


As the Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs & Equity at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Professor Maydianne Andrade shows the strength diversity brings to an organization through actively promoting the hiring, retention, and success of a diverse and inclusive faculty. Through her informative and eye-opening talks, she speaks to the harm that unconscious biases have on both individuals and organizations, and provides techniques and solutions to resolve and mitigate those negative effects to create more positive and fair workplaces.

Andrade earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behaviour from Cornell University and has been a professor at UTSC for more than 18 years, becoming the Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs and Equity in 2017. In this role, she advises on academic equity issues; faculty advancement, promotions, mentorship, and recognition; and, oversees all academic HR matters including the selection and training of Dean’s Assessors, labour relations and grievances, and more. In 2019, Andrade received the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize from the University of Toronto Alumni Association for her work initiating conversations about race, gender, and bias.

To register: See online registration is here (attached)