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Dr. Lorena Escandon

Dr. Lorena Escandon

Assistant Professor
DepartmentCreative Industries
EducationPhD
OfficeKHS 349-S
Phone+1-416-979-5000 ex. 543455

Biographical Statement

Dr. Escandón is from Mexico (B. in Information Technology), and has lived in Sweden (MSc. In Entrepreneurship), Spain and now Canada (PhD in Innovation Management). She speaks Spanish, English and French. Her courses are at the intersection of innovation, creativity, technology and entrepreneurship because those are her passions and research interests. She is trying to get people to work together and use technology to create new ideas and bring them to the market. She organizes workshops, bootcamps and special programs to get participants working together out of their comfort zone. She loves post-its, travel, coffee and walking her dog.

Education Degree
Engineering - Innovation Management, École de technologie supérieure (2017) PhD
Entrepreneurship, School of Economics and Management, Lunds Universitet (2008) MSc
Bachelor of Information Technology, Universidad de Monterrey (2006) BIT
Courses Taught
CRI 710 Creative Industries Research Methodology

Research Interests

Creativity

Design Process

Innovation

Entrepreneurship

Knowledge Discovery

Recognition of Student Commitment - Social, community or cultural activities /
ÉTS Student services, Montreal, Canada (2017)

Recognition of Student Commitment - Social, community or cultural activities /
ÉTS Student services, Montreal, Canada (2016)

Society, Communication and Education Award - Club DécliQ / Forces Avenir, Quebec City, Canada (2014)

Teacher of Excellence Award / U. Regiomontana, Monterrey, Mexico (2010)

Creative Design Award for DomDom / Talent & Innovation Challenge of the Americas, San Pedro Sula, Honduras (2009)

Best Entrepreneurial Project / Master Programme in Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden (2008)

Dr. Escandón is an intrapreneur, professor, creative facilitator, and speaker in innovation, creativity, and new product development.
She studied Information Technology at the University of Monterrey in Mexico, earned a master's degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Lund in Sweden, and a Ph.D. in Innovation Management at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include: innovation, creativity, technology and entrepreneurship. She is trying to get people to work together and use technology to create new ideas and bring them to the market.
She has been teaching and developing new courses at the School of Creative industries in Ryerson: Leadership (new), Emerging technologies (new), Trendwatching (new), Research methods (re-designed)
As an intrapreneur, she has developed or co-developed and launched several programs. At Ryerson, she is the program coordinator of the Toy invention course series, and coordinator of the Toronto portion of the MOISAC Summer School on Management of Creativity. Earlier, at ÉTS she was co-responsible and co-instructor of: the "International Summer School of Innovation and Technological design", and "Innovation et entrepreneuriat : Entreprendre sans idée ", and collaborated in the organization of a global innovation competition called "Les 24 heures de l’innovation" from 2013 to 2017.
While she launched a start-up in Monterrey, Mexico, she taught Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity courses at Universidad Regiomontana for five years, where she obtained a Teacher of Excellence award.
She speaks Spanish, English and French, loves post-its, travel, coffee and walking her dog.