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Caron Phinney

Caron Phinney

Undergraduate Program Director (January 1 - June 30, 2024)  and Assistant Professor


  • Bachelor of Design, Ryerson School of Fashion
  • MA in History of Decorative Arts and Design, Brighton University, UK


Caron Phinney is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University’s undergraduate fashion program, with a major in fashion design and a minor in production. She received an MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Brighton University, UK. Caron’s fashion design career consists of 15 years of industry experience specializing in bridal design and 10 years of teaching students how to adapt 3D body scanning, computer-aided pattern making, and Gerber technology to become technically proficient and socially conscious designers.