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Senior Fellow

Economics and Commerce, University of Toronto


Dawn Desjardins is the former Deputy Chief Economist at RBC. During her 16 year tenure Dawn conducted and supervised research focused on the drivers of Canada’s economic growth, labour markets and the future of work, monetary policy and inflation. She was the lead author of several reports analyzing the impact of the pandemic on women’s labour market participation. Prior to joining RBC, Dawn worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Toronto covering the Canadian bond and currency markets and was the Canadian bond market strategist for JP Morgan Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.