Commencement Speech

Picture of TC Waisman wearing her red doctoral robe and doctoral hood that has blue velvet around the neck and black and gold trim.

It was my honour to address the national graduating cohort of 2023 at Douglas College (BC), NorQuest College (Alberta), and Humber College (Ontario) for their achievements in the Autism CanTech! program. Attended by over 150 graduates, their family, and friends across Canada, we came together to honour their years of hard work, tenacity, and persistence. Congratulations graduates…it’s your time!

Autism & Neurodiversity in Dentistry

I had the honour of working on the advisory committee for the University of British Columbia: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) where we developed (under the leadership of Dr. Karen Bopp) this self-paced, online asynchronous course for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Certified Dental Assistants, Dental Technicians, Denturists, Dental Therapists, Dental Office Staff and anyone interested in dentistry to learn practical and useful strategies on how to support autistic and neurodivergent clients of all ages in the dental setting.