We are excited to have had these inspiring, international keynote speakers at this year's Deep Learning Lab.
Clinical Professor of Neurosciences - McMaster University, child psychiatrist and advocate
Dr Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programmes, child welfare, and primary care for over 30 years. Dr Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014-18.
Dr Clinton is internationally renowned as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play. Jean champions the development of a comprehensive child wellbeing strategy, including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and voices are heard and respected.
NPDL Global Capacity Building Leader
Mag Gardner has served as a secondary school teacher, administrator, and superintendent in three large school districts within Ontario. She also worked at the Ministry of Education where she helped to pioneer the Student Success movement. More recently she led the implementation of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board in Canada. As an NPDL Global Capacity Building Leader, Mag supports new clusters and districts as they implement NPDL and works closely with Canada, Finland, Netherlands and the United States. Mag's doctorate focused on teacher collaboration and learning communities.