Vice-Principal (Academic) & Dean, University of Toronto Mississauga
Professor Rhonda McEwen was appointed Vice-Principal (Academic) & Dean, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) beginning July 2021. Professor McEwen previously served as Special Advisor to the Vice-President & Principal, UTM on Anti-Racism and Equity, as well as Director of the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology (ICCIT) at UTM. It was recently announced that Professor McEwen will be leaving UTM for the position of President of Victoria University in the University of Toronto beginning July 2022.
Professor McEwen is a distinguished scholar and information technology professional whose research focuses on emerging media and human-machine communication, with an emphasis on cognitive informatics. She has received numerous awards, including a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair for tactile interfaces, communication, and cognition; an Ontario Centre’s of Excellence grant investigating student time management and self-regulation using gamification technology; as well as numerous SSHRC Insight Grants exploring emerging technologies and their consequences for human communication and learning across the lifespan.
Professor McEwen completed her BSc in Sociology and Management at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine; her MBA in Information Technology Management at City, University of London Business School; and her MSc in Telecommunications at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to starting her PhD at the Faculty of Information, Professor McEwen worked for 12 years as a management consultant – including at Deloitte and IBM – where she oversaw the strategic planning and business development for technology organizations in the Caribbean, the UK, Europe, USA, and Canada.
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