Deena Kara Shaffer

Coordinator, Student Transition & Retention, Student Wellbeing; Lecturer, Sociology & Psychology; President, LSAC; Owner, Awakened Learning
Ryerson University
Participates in 4 items

Deena Kara Shaffer, PhD, MEd, BEd, (Hons)BA, OCT is the Coordinator of Student Transitions and Retention, Student Wellbeing, and lecturer in Sociology and Psychology, at Ryerson University, and the President of the Learning Specialists Association of Canada. Whether by immersion in nature, somatic programming, digital strategies, or arts-based provocations, Deena helps students learn how to learn, and to do so from an equity-guided, research-driven, health-promoting approach. Formerly a learning strategist with Ryerson's Disability Services Office, and a skilled OCT teacher, Deena offers a holistic, empathic, and joy-based pedagogical stance. Deena is co-initiator of the Thriving in Action resilience intervention, and oversees the Portage paddling program and Mood Routes campus st/rolling initiative. Deena holds a doctorate in nature-based pedagogy and learning strategies, and is also a trained yoga teacher (200 hour), restorative yoga teacher (60 hour), mindfulness meditation teacher, published poet (The Grey Tote, Vehicule Press, 2013), and a writer, public speaker, consultant on learning and well-becoming, and owner of Awakened Learning (www.awakenedlearning.ca).

Sessions in which Deena Kara Shaffer participates

Monday 17 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Althea Need Kaminske
Keynote speaker
St. Bonaventure University
Chair of the Psychology ...
Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel
Keynote speaker
University of Glasgow
Assistant Professor in P...
Juliet Dunphy
Speaker
Concordia University
Manager, Student Learnin...
Deena Kara Shaffer
Speaker
Ryerson University
Coordinator, Student Tra...

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Deena Kara Shaffer
Speaker
Ryerson University
Coordinator, Student Tra...
Diana Brecher
Speaker
Ryerson University
Scholar-in Residence, Po...
12:45 PM
12:45 PM
Lyn Benn
Speaker
Kwantlen Polytechnic Uni...
Director, Student Develo...
Lindsay Heggie
Speaker
Queen's University
Academic Skills Specialist
Katharine Carmichael
Speaker
NorQuest College
Julie Fillmore
Speaker
LSAC Atlantic Regional C...
Assistive Technology Spe...
Sandra Smith
Speaker
University of the Fraser...
Madelyn Steed
Speaker
Ryerson University
Manager, Academic Suppor...
Marti Alger
Speaker
Kwantlen Polytechnic Uni...
Learning Strategist
Deena Kara Shaffer
Speaker
Ryerson University
Coordinator, Student Tra...
Juliet Dunphy
Speaker
Concordia University
Manager, Student Learnin...
Andrea Moon
Speaker
Ryerson University
Manager, Undergraduate S...
3:45 PM
3:45 PM

Sessions in which Deena Kara Shaffer attends

Monday 17 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Althea Need Kaminske
Keynote speaker
St. Bonaventure University
Chair of the Psychology ...
Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel
Keynote speaker
University of Glasgow
Assistant Professor in P...
Juliet Dunphy
Speaker
Concordia University
Manager, Student Learnin...
Deena Kara Shaffer
Speaker
Ryerson University
Coordinator, Student Tra...
12:15 PM
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:15 PM
4:15 PM

Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Jennifer Yates
Panelist
Auckland University of T...
Julia Bohlmann
Panelist
University of Glasgow
Effective Learning Adviser
Emily Guetzoian
Panelist
Pepperdine Graziadio Bus...
Assistant Director, Stud...
Alexandre Liepins
Panelist
McGill University
Academic Associate
Carrie Hanson
Panelist
McGill University
Skills Development Officer
Lyn Benn
Panelist
Kwantlen Polytechnic Uni...
Director, Student Develo...
Amy Allhouse
Speaker
University of Bradford, UK
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
George Dei
Keynote speaker
University of Toronto
Social Justice Education...

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM