Dr. Daphne Taras is the Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. With over 11,000 students, it is the largest business school in English Canada.
From 2010 to 2016, Daphne served as Dean of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Daphne was previously a professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, its Associate Dean of Research, and Director of the Ph.D. program. She led the Edwards School to the prestigious Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.
Daphne has been active at the intersection of labour relations, public policy, and law, with a particular interest in bringing multiple disciplines together on important labour market and workplace issues. She was expert advisor to the federal commission on employment standards, a member of the Saskatchewan Minister of Labour’s advisory council, and chair of the Educational Relations Board of Saskatchewan. Daphne has also published 100 journal articles, book chapters, books, and journal symposia. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Calgary’s Ph.D. Students’ Association award in both 2004 and 2010 and the 2007 top educator award of the U.S.-based Labor and Employment Relations Association. Daphne was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Women, a Top 10 Woman of Influence in Saskatchewan in 2012, and the YWCA of Saskatoon’s Woman of Distinction in Education in 2016.
Daphne holds a B.A. in Political Science from York University, an M.A. in Political Science from Duke University, an M.B.A. in New Ventures and Entrepreneurship and a Ph.D. in Labour Relations from the University of Calgary, and an LL.M. in Labour and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.