Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Feb 15, 2019
Guest Speaker:  Friday, February 22, 2019
Location:  The National Club, 303 Bay Street
Topic: Dr. Carrie Best; An Activist for Justice in Canada
Host: Dauna Jones-Simmonds
 
Dr. Carole Chauncey is an educator, life coach, mentor and speaker. She believes that it is important to give back to the community. Professor Chauncey has facilitated workshops at the Scarborough Women’s Centre.  Last April, she was the keynote speaker at the Girls’ United Gala in Toronto, an organization dedicated to empowering girls. On September 15, 2018, Dr. Chauncey was recognized as an accomplished woman at the 100 Accomplished Black Women in Canada, 2018. In 2009, Carole received the Dr. Carrie Best Memorial Award from Ryerson University at the Viola Desmond Day Celebration.
 
During her tenure as professor in the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management (TRSITM), in the Faculty of Business at Ryerson University, she served on various committees internal and external to TRSITM. Her other contributions to academe include service as chair of the Equity Committee of the Ryerson Faculty Association, membership on the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, Status of Women Committee and founder of the ITM Mentoring program.
 
Carole was born in Guyana. She has two daughters, Michele Chauncey and Naila Chauncey Hughes and is the grandmother of Amir and Cedric Hughes.