Dyscalculia & Math Anxiety Webinar

Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy. Dyscalculia & Math Anxiety Webinar, Friday, October 27, 9:30AM-12:30PM.  Erin Maloney, Ph.D. Topic: Math Anxiety, Math Achievement, and Mathematical Well-Being. Daniel Ansari, Ph.D. Topic: What we do and do not know about Developmental Dyscalculia.


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Daniel Ansari, Ph.D.

Professor - Applied Psychology

Faculty of Education

University of Western Ontario

Daniel Ansari received his Ph.D. from University College London. Presently, he is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning in the Department of Psychology and the Brain & Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory. There Professor Ansari and his team explore the developmental trajectory underlying both the typical and atypical development of numerical and mathematical skills, using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods.

Professor Ansari has a keen interest in connecting the science of learning with education. He served as the President of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES) from 2014-2016 and is currently the Director of the Centre for the Science of Learning at Western University. Professor Ansari has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of The College of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

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Erin Maloney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa

Dr. Maloney is an Associate Professor of Psychology and a Canada Research Chair in Academic Achievement and Well-Being at the University of Ottawa. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Maloney is a world leader in the study of math anxiety. Her research, set at the intersection of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and education, focuses on the cognitive and emotional factors that influence math learning. Dr. Maloney’s scientific work has been funded by numerous grants. She has written numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Maloney and her co-author were awarded Best Writing on Mathematics for “Math anxiety: Who has it, why it develops, and how to guard against it”.

Dr. Maloney passionately advocates for the importance of supporting girls and women in math and science-based careers and, being blind herself, advocates for the importance of accessibility, equity, and diversity in education.


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Margaret (Rita) Karrass,  Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

University of Toronto Mississauga








Date: Friday, October 27, 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location/Modality: Virtual - Zoom link to be sent prior to the event.

Please contact Prof. Rita Karrass (rita.karrass@utoronto.ca) or Malisa Zhou (malisa.zhou@utoronto.ca) for any questions or concerns.