Catherine Chambers is a learning and development practitioner and teacher-researcher. She has more than 25 years of experience in First Nations Communities, Canada, the United States, South Africa, and the Caribbean. Catherine has worked in more than 20 municipalities and First Nation Communities in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
Catherine’s diverse industry knowledge is an outgrowth of her work in telecommunications, strategic performance measurement, information technology, financial services, chemical goods and services, education, child protection, and other sectors. Her areas of interest include: Canadian History, diversity and inclusion, social-entrepreneurship, innovation, instructional technology, and Global Learning Competencies.
At the present time, Catherine is conducting research on equity issues in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs . She is also developing learning resources to mitigate the impact of inequities in STEM education on marginalized youth. Her research and program development activities are conducted at her MakerSpace studio which is located on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill.
Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Western Ontario, a Master of Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto (Critical Community and Global Issues) and a Master of Teaching, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto with a focus on history and English.