Speaker: Paola Borin
Intersectional work (aka Dr.Strangejob – or how I learned to stop worrying and love my job)
Integrating knowledge is relevant in every field, and in every job. It is a matter of mindset. This session will explore directions of possible integration and the interesting and unexpected paths where integration can lead.
Using her own career path as a jumping off point, Paola will discuss how individuals can build knowledge and skill sets by working in a variety of different disciplines, how those experiences can build on one another, and how having diverse skills can lead to unexpectedly exciting interdisciplinary work. The session will begin with a consideration of participants knowledge, skills, and attitudes and how they combine.
Paola Borin works as a Curriculum Development Consultant at Ryerson University. She has worked at the intersection of many disciplines including, education, user experience, law, and visual arts in Ontario and in California.
Paola has worked in the field of Curriculum and Educational development with individuals, academic departments and administrators from a wide range of disciplines since 1999. Working at Ryerson University for 7 years and McMaster University for 10 years her projects and research have focused on topics such as program development, review and assessment, course design and program design.
In the private sector Paola has worked as an Information Architect and Usability Experience designer for Extend Media, including work on the SportsNet website. She also worked on the design and usability of software at a major Canadian Lawfirm, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, and developed educational materials for Publisher Dorling Kindersley.
Paola taught courses in Photography and Visual Art in Canada for 3 years and in California for 5 years. Courses taught at McMaster University and Ryerson University include, Science Inquiry, Teaching in Higher Education for Faculty, University Teaching for Graduate Students, Instructional Design, and Course Design. She has let numerous workshops, seminars, and retreats related to Educational Development.
Her educational background includes study of Illustration at Sheridan, an Honours BA in Psychology and Bachelor of Education at York University, and Masters in Curriculum Design and Teaching Education from Stanford University, and PhD almost completed from Brock University.
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