Chapter title: COVID-19 in Canadian Colleges: Exploring Student Experiences with Crisis-Evolved Remote Learning

Authors: Maria Lucia (Marylou) DiPlacito-DeRango, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

Author Biography:

Maria Lucia (Marylou) DiPlacito-DeRango has been a professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the Humber Institute of Advanced Learning and Technology since 2011. Marylou received a B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., and Ph.D. from York University, Toronto. Her research focus is on supporting student mental health in higher education.

Marylou has presented at over 25 conference proceedings across Canada and the USA. In April of 2018, she was the keynote speaker at Simon Fraser University’s conference, Recognize, Render, and Redirect: Supporting Faculty to Support Students with Mental Health Challenges. Her research/work has been published in several academic venues, including the International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction and the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In January of 2021, Marylou published her first children’s storybook, Pandemic Party Pandemonium, with another storybook (Mindy’s Marshmallows) set to release next month. She is also conducting a study on the roles of stay-at-home mothers and their perceived value during the pandemic, anticipated for a Summer 2021 publication.