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Cate Creede-Desmarais  

Program Lead, New and Evolving Academic Leaders Program

Cate is the Program Lead of the New and Evolving Academic Leaders program (NEAL) and is a Partner in the Potential Group consulting firm, which focuses on strategic change in academic healthcare and education. Cate is an educator, certified coach, and experienced strategy lead.  Their focus has been on coaching, design, facilitation, capacity building and constructing effective conversations and processes that support systemic change and social innovation. They have supported more than 250 strategic change initiatives in higher education and academic and community healthcare across Canada in the past decade, and have been involved in intersectional feminist, gender and queer advocacy since the 1980s. Cate has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto.

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