Silvia D’Addario, PhD

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Building

Campus: UBC Vancouver

Pronouns: she, her, they



Silvia has a Doctoral degree in Urban Geography, specializing in equity, diversity and inclusion, transnational migration and Canadian immigration, and geographies of home and work. Her professional training includes Executive Coaching and various Health & Wellness-related coaching certifications.

Silvia most recently held the role of Director of Global Citizenship and Equity Education at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario. She has over ten years of progressive experience in leadership roles in the post-secondary sector, holding roles focused on advancing equity, diversity, global citizenship education and community inclusion. She has over fifteen years of experience leading professional learning in multi-faceted organizations across diverse sectors on topics related to inclusive leadership and equitable organizational practices, human rights in the workplace, coaching and mentoring, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and accessibility.

In addition to her administrative leadership experience in the post secondary sector, Silvia has held roles as an academic instructor and course director at both York University and the University of Toronto. She has designed and taught courses on various EDI related subjects, employed inclusive pedagogical practices and learning strategies, provided effective facilitation of respectful discussions, supervised teaching assistants in a large unionized workplace, and supported leadership and departmental administrative activities including tenure track evaluation of professors and graduate student application selection. While working in academia, Silvia also amassed extensive experience providing consultation for and coordination of community-engaged projects working with and for diverse marginalized communities.