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Dwayne Matthews

Dwayne Matthews (BA 1998, B.Ed 1999) is an innovation evangelist and “future of education” strategist. He converges and shares knowledge on the future of education, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work.

He is the founder of TomorrowNow Learning Labs, which offers a future-focused approach to personalized learning and assessment.

Matthews is an advisory board member for XPRIZE Connect, Future of Learning Lab, a new learning initiative that focuses on the democratization of access to learning through technology that empowers the next generation of innovators, and also sits on the board of Hackergal and the Ontario Virtual School.

He is the former president of NeuroEdX, a company that uses neurotechnology to prepare students for the exponential growth of the fourth industrial revolution.

Matthews also served as the Senior Education Lead for the Faubert Applied Research Centre. The Faubert Applied Research brings together researchers and experts in cognitive human performance from industry, government, and academia to bridge the gap between research and unmet real life applications. Matthews recently addressed the UN on issues and opportunities around digital literacy, cognitive abilities, and the 54 countries of Africa.

In addition, Matthews was the Canadian Executive Director of an intelligence firm and focused on finding disruptive and future looking technologies for the Fortune 500. Some of his clients included senior and executive leaders from Barrick Gold, Suncor, P&G, GSK, Magna, and DuPont.

Before that, Matthews was an international educator at one of the top five private schools in South America and the junior chairperson at a TDSB school in Toronto. He was also a member of the core strategic planning team at The FDR International School in Lima, Peru.

Matthews can be seen on national Canadian television on CTV’s Your Morning and The Marlyn Denis show. Over the last 24 months, Matthews has had over 1.6 million views on his collective social media posts focused on the relationship between the future of work and education.

Matthews works to review future trends in education that are driven by technological advancement. His career path over almost two decades has afforded him a unique perspective on future technologies and their fundamental impact on education and work.

Watch a recording of this session, hosted by Dr. Phebe Lam, UWindsor Associate Vice-President Student Experience: